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11th Grade - Investigate and Prepare
  • Review your academic plan with your counselor.
  • Use to find free practice tests for SAT and ACT.
  • Take the PSAT in October (you may qualify for National Merit Scholarships).
  • Check admission requirements for colleges that interest you.
  • Keep your CFNC plan of study updated.
  • Attend college fairs and financial aid workshops.
  • Visit colleges.
  • Research scholarships, grants, and loans at
  • Talk with coaches about college sports and scholarship eligibility.
  • Register to take SAT, ACT, and/or AP tests.
  • Narrow down your list of colleges.
  • Find a summer job or internship in your field of interest.
  • Get a head start on finding money for college.  Go to for a Federal Student Aid Identification (FSA ID) for you and a parent or guardian.  You'll need FSA ID to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) early in your senior year.  Save IDs in a secure place and do not share with anyone else.