College Planning

Class Checklists

Are you wondering what you should be focusing on this year? The class checklists are a quick snapshot of important information for each year of high school. 

Freshman Checklist                                                                  Sophomore Checklist

Junior Checklist                                                                                   Senior Checklist

Developing Your College List

There are more than 4,000 colleges, universities, and community colleges in the U.S. Many could be a great fit for you, but how do you narrow down the list? 

Developing a College List

College Exploration

Think about what you want from a school, your interests, personality, talents, and career goals. Then, start doing some research. Below are some links to college search tools that may help narrow your search.

College Scorecard (Dept. of Education)

National School Search Engine (College Board) 

NC School Search Engine (CFNC)

Virtual Campus Tours

Explore NC Public Colleges and Universities

Resume sites

The college application process can be time consuming and downright confusing at times, but creating your resume doesn’t have to be. Colleges aren’t going to expect you to have a lot of professional experience, let alone in the field you hope to pursue, so don’t stress if your “Work Experience” section is one of the smallest. Instead of focusing on your lack of professional experience, showcase your great grades, leadership, community service accomplishments and any honors or awards you received in high school. Below are a few good resources for thinking about your resume and resume templates. 

Resume Advise

My Perfect Resume

Resume Tips