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Step Up to College Tips

October Step Up to College Tips for Success!  

9th and 10th Grade 

  • Take time to try new things, explore new interests, and find out what is important to you. 
  • Challenge yourself academically - make sure you are taking the most rigorous classes available at your high school. 
  • Read as much as you can. Reading will help increase your vocabulary - an increased vocabulary will help you tremendously in your future academic pursuits. 
  • Learn about Philadelphia Futures' Sponsor-A-Scholar and College Connection programs and how they can help you reach your goal of earning a college degree. 
  • Download the FREE Step Up to College mobile app via the iPhone App Store or Google Play.

11th Grade

  • Continue talking with your parents or guardians about your college plans. 
  • Begin researching colleges that may be a good fit for you. 
  • Learn more about the financial aid process - planning ahead will make things easier for you and your family. 
  • Download the FREE Step Up to College mobile app via the iPhone App Store or Google Play.

12th Grade 

  • Don't forget to file your FAFSA. The 2018-19 FAFSA opened on October 1. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov for more information. 
  • If you have filed your FAFSA, watch for your Student Aid Report (SAR) which will be available online within three to five days after you submit your FAFSA online. 
  • Determine whether colleges on your list require the CSS Profile on collegeboard.org by searching each school's website. 
  • Visit colleges on your list. 
  • Meet with college representatives who visit your high school. 
  • Download the FREE Step Up to College mobile app via the iPhone App Store or Google Play.

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