9612 St. Thomas Drive
Pasco, WA 99301

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College Readiness

College Preparation Timeline For Tri-Cities Prep Students

Sophomore Year

    • Start building your college resume:  Look for volunteer opportunities, service-learning and extra-curricular activities to demonstrate commitment

Junior Year

  • Fall (early October) PSATs are administered by Prep staff for all juniors
  • October:  College Night at Prep.  A presentation for parents and students alike
  • College admission counselors come to Prep.  Visits are from 2:50 – 3:20.  Check the calendar for these presentations.
  • SAT Prep course taught by Mr. Martin and Mrs. Bowen in the spring.  These courses coincide with the spring SAT test date so information is fresh in their minds.
  • SAT testing begins early May.
  • Familiarize yourself with Collegeboard.com
  • Plan college campus visits
  • Get to know Prep College Counselor, Kathy Beecher – friend her on Facebook!

Senior Year

  • Students can re-take the SATs (or take them for the first time if they didn’t take them in the spring)
  • Mr. Martin and Mrs. Bowen will be offering an SAT prep course in September for the October test date (Check SAT/ACT page)
  • Senior Application Day:  This day is scheduled early in October – Only Seniors go to Prep on this day where the faculty helps them complete applications
  • College-Apply early!  November 15th is your target date
  • Application for the FAFSA begins October 1st.  Get your pin number set up.  Visit:  https://fafsa.ed.gov/
  • Check back under College Counselor for a listing of college visits at Prep and upcoming local scholarships application deadlines
  • Work on your college application essays – enlist the help of a parent/teacher/friend to edit
  • Visit college campuses
  • May 1st is the deadline to make your college decision