Preparing for College

There is a lot you can do in high school to prepare for college. Set goals for yourself each year in high school and use MDHE checklists, found on the following pages, to help you stay on track.

9th grade, your freshman year

10th grade, your sophomore year

11th grade, your junior year

12th grade, your senior year

For more helpful advice about preparing for college, visit the MDHE's Journey to College page on Facebook and click "Like." Developed and maintained by Missouri students, discussions provide information about preparing for your postsecondary education, learning how to establish wise financial habits, and more! Join Journey to College at

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You may also want to subscribe to the MDHE's electronic monthly student reminder newsletters to make sure you don't miss any important deadlines for Missouri state aid applications or ACT or SAT testing.