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College Planning

College Planning Overview

 

7th-8th Grade

Planning for high school graduation and college admissions starts now!  Are you considering Midland Christian's highest level of academic achievement and potentially earning automatic admissions from selected universities?  First, plan to take Spanish and the higher-level math course in 7th and 8th grade. Next, plan to take all honors core and elective classes in high school.

9th Grade
  • Get involved in extracurricular activities
  • Start a record of all work and volunteer service as well as your activities and awards
10th Grade
  • Register and complete at least one ACT and one SAT test to get a baseline score that you can improve on your junior year
  • Take the PSAT for practice 
  • Register through MCS for Midland College dual-credit classes or online college classes
11th Grade
  • Register and complete all ACT or SAT tests for college admissions by end of junior year
  • Open an account with ApplyTx or the Common Application and begin completing general applications for college
  • Complete college essays
  • Create a ZeeMee online resume
  • Schedule college visits and tours
12th Grade
  • Send ACT or SAT test scores to potential colleges and universities
  • Send in all applications to potential colleges by October 1st
  • Fill out an online FAFSA form for financial aid by October 1st
  • Search for scholarships
 
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HOW TO WRITE A COLLEGE ESSAY
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