Buy 3 Ring Binder if you have not done so already, keep somewhere safe in your room that you can easily access.
Organize into sections:
Deadlines – check each university’s specific admissions deadlines for early decision, early action, and regular decision as well as scholarships. Organize by each individual university name.
Volunteering – log hours, time, place, activities.
Awards – awards or nominations throughout high school
College Contacts – record dates re: all emails sent/received or phone calls with admissions representatives, write down any important info or dates each contact
Clear Pocket– (may also use pocket from notebook) collect all flyers, mailers, scholarships, letters from universities.
Scholarships– make a list of all scholarships applied for and any dates of contact with scholarship representatives – keep all amounts for all schools received so we may brag on you during senior awards night!
Athletics – list all Club and High School leadership positions, awards, team tournament placements.
If not attending college – your binder should include potential trade schools, occupations, internships, military recruiters or hiring agency contacts, admissions deadlines, work study programs (and keep me posted so I can help you make workforce connections).