for tools to help you
plan, prepare and pay
Take action now. Continue to explore opportunities to earn college credit while in high school. Talk to your
counselor about concurrent enrollment.
Stay on track. Review courses with your counselor to make sure you're meeting high school graduation and
entrance requirements for the school(s) that interests you. Remember to update your High School Planner at
Learn more. Attend college fairs, college planning sessions and financial aid information sessions for answers to
Study. Keep making the effort to maintain your grades. These habits will come in handy during your college
Keep saving. Continue to plug money into your Oklahoma 529 plan (0K4Saving.org) or other savings account. It's
generally best to keep most savings in the parent's name.
Sign up. Register for the fall ACT and/or SAT tests. Find test locations and dates at UCanGo2.org/Students.
Narrow your choices. Many students select three to five schools to apply to, including their "dream" school, their
"safety" school and two or three other choices.
Take a tour. If you haven't already, visit schools that are a good match to your abilities and career interests. Use
the tools found on UCanGo2.org to make your campus visit a success.
Go for free money. Search and apply for grants and scholarships. Check out OCAP.org and UCanGo2.org for
helpful links. Be sure to check with local civic organizations or employers for additional scholarship sources. Talk
with your counselor about potential options. Websites like FastWeb.com and Scholarships.com are also good
Research aid. Check for specific information about college costs and any other financial aid that may be available
at UCanGo2.org and in our Are You Looking for Money booklet.
Fill it out. Decide which college(s) you're interested in attending and submit admission and financial aid
applications. Be aware of deadlines.
Send it in. If you haven't already done so, make sure your official test scores are being sent to the school(s) to
which you're applying.