Hopa Mountain
Hopa Mountain invests in rural and tribal citizen leaders who are improving education, ecological health, and economic development.

Senior Year

High School Scholars

 

Fall/Winter

 

Winter/Spring

This is an action plan with suggestions to make sure you are on track for college. 

 
 
 
  • Meet with your Guidance Counselor
  • Create a college calendar of all admissions deadelines
  • Focus on doing well in courses and seek extra help from peers, teachers and tutors when needed
  • Update resume
  • Take a leadership role within your sports team, club or volunteer organization
  • Start college and other applications in August/September
  • Create personal recommendation plan in September
  • Start essays in July/August/September
  • Prepare to take another SAT/ACT test by reviewing and taking practive tests
  • Register to take SAT/ACT in the fall
  • Attend any college fairs in your area
  • Design early action/early decision strategy (if applicable)
  • Use this College Planning Guide to help evaluate potential schools and select the schools where you apply
  • Secure letters of recommendation by October
  • Remember to send transcripts to colleges
  • Look for early decision/early application deadlines
  • Submit applications as early as possible for colleges with rolling admissions
  • Apply to QuestBridge College Match
 
  • Plan to have all applications submitted by December
  • Have your FAFSA and/or CSS Profile completed and submitted by their deadlines
  • Compare financial aid offers from colleges
  • Consider negotiating tuition options with colleges
  • Keep focused on doing well in courses and seek extra help when needed
  • Meet with your Guidance Counselor to discuss college courses options and goals for college
  • Study and take AP exams for AP courses you've completed (if applicable)
  • Take SAT Subject Test for any AP courses completed (if applicable)
  • Schedule extended visits to schools where you have been accepted. Meet with students and faculty members in your program of choice
  • Use the College Planning Guide to help you determine which school you will attend
  • Before leaving for college, create a list of everything you will need. 
  • Take pride in all that you have accomplished. You have worked very hard to get to this point. Congratulations! You are officially college bound!