9th and 10th Grade College Planning Timeline

Planning Timeline

9th and 10th Grade Planner

Fall Semester

  • Talk with your guidance counselor to begin talking about colleges and careers.
  • Get off to a good start with your grades. The grades you earn in ninth grade will be included in your final high school GPA and class rank.
  • College might seem a long way off now, but grades really do count toward college admission and scholarships.
  • Explore your interests and possible careers. Take advantage of Career Day opportunities.
  • Get involved in extracurricular activities (both school and non-school sponsored).
  • Talk to your parents about planning for college expenses. Continue or begin a savings plan for college.
Spring Semester
  • Meet with your guidance counselor to set your Sophomore schedule with your eyes on college and money. A tough course load may pay off with scholarships and help you get into the school of your choice.
  • Ask your counselor about postsecondary enrollment options.
  • Continue to explore interests and careers that you think you might like.
  • Keep your grades up so you can have the highest GPA and class rank possible.
  • Look at the college information available in your counselor's office, school and public libraries, and on KHEAA.
  • Keep putting away money for college.