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College Prep Timeline

Freshman Year

  • Become familiar with college entrance requirements.
  • Create a four-year high school curriculum plan to satisfy your goals.

Sophomore Year

  • Take the PLAN test in the fall.
  • Schedule courses that follow the college prep guidelines.
  • Attend the Career Planning Workshop to be conducted in sophomore English classes.

Junior year

  • Attend College Planning Sessions for students.
  • Have parents attend College Information Night.
  • Have parents attend the Financial Aid Workshop in January.
  • Take the ACT and SAT in the spring.
  • Begin making spring college visits to the schools that are of interest to you.

Senior year

  • Send for and complete college applications.
  • Sign up for a Senior College Planning Refresher Seminar.
  • Register for and take the October & November ACT and SAT.
  • Have parents attend the College Information Night - Senior Edition.
  • Attend area college fairs and meet with college reps at school.
  • Visit colleges that you are considering.
  • Request recommendations if required by colleges. Don't forget to send thank you notes.
  • Attend the Financial Aid Workshop for Parents.
  • Complete FAFSA and mail as soon after January 1 as possible.
  • Complete scholarship applications.
  • Take AP exams, if applicable.

Wendy Schnittger

Class of 1975

My high school years were wonderful; my faith was nurtured, I made life-long friendships, and I was well prepared for college.


Lutheran West
3850 Linden Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116-4099

Phone: 440.333.1660
Fax: 440.333.1729

Acts 3:6-8 I don’t have much, but what I have I give to you:  In the name of Jesus-Walk!  The man jumped up leaping, dancing and praising God!