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Countdown to College for High School Sophomores

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June       Minnesota Private College Week is a great way to see numerous private colleges in Minnesota.
September - August       Start researching colleges online; sign up to get on mailing lists of schools in which you are interested.
September - August       Find a good balance between involvement in school, community activities and earning good grades. All are important for earning future scholarships but having a strong academic record is the most important thing schools consider for admission and merit-based scholarships.
September - August       Save your money! You’ll be glad you saved money from your part-time jobs when it comes time to buy books and pay tuition.
September - August       If your relatives are asking what you’d like for birthday or holiday gifts, consider asking them to contribute to your 529 plan or college savings fund.