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College Readiness

Think about the following while keeping up with your high school course load.

  • Have you worked with your parents and counselor on your 4-year plan?

  • Do you know how to calculate your GPA?

  • Should you consider taking a college entrance exam prep course?


Four-Year Plan: A student’s written high school plan of academic courses.

Academic Planning (US Dept. of Education)

College Board High School Planning Worksheet

College Prep Timeline

ACT College Planning Checklist

Education Testing Service TOEFL Information

Advancement Via Individual Determination

International Baccalaureate Programs


SAT/ACT Prep Courses

About the ACT

The Official SAT Online Course

ACT Online Prep

Test Taking Tips from ETS 

ACT College Readiness (Explore)


AP Exams and AP Courses: College-equivalent courses offered in high school. Students can earn credit at most colleges and universities from AP Exams which are correlated to AP courses.

Advanced Placement Courses Information

College Requirements

General College Admission Requirements

Helpful resource for researching accredited online degrees and campus colleges


Basic College Vocabulary- Common terms used by many institutions of higher learning.

Glossary of College Terms (U of North Texas)

Dual Enrollment (Concurrent) Opportunities- Students take regular courses at their high school and part-time at a college campus.

Department of Education Dual Enrollment Information

PSAT/NMSQT-PSAT is a preliminary standardized test, a shorter version of the SAT, which can determine eligibility for academic scholarships.

Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholorship Qualifying Test Plan


Pre-ACT test

ACT's College Readiness Test for 10th Graders 

ACT- College entrance exam published by American College Testing that measures a student's ability in math, verbal comprehension and problem solving.

American College Testing: Test Prep

Grade Point Average—a numerical value assigned to your scholastic record.

Calculate Your GPA

Grade Point Average Calculator

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