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College & Career Center » 9th & 10th Grade College Planning

9th & 10th Grade College Planning

Freshman/Sophomore Check List
Fall Semester:
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 Advance in mathematics, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or higher.
 Continue to advance in a single modern language
 Take a challenging class schedule. Many universities will use your 10th and 11th grades to calculate your admission GPA. 10th graders, keep in mind, that some colleges grant credit if you score a 3 or higher on your AP exam. You may visit for minimum scores required at different universities to earn credit. Use CCHS Tutoring Program and other helpful websites such as ,
keep your grades up!
 Make an appointment with Mrs. Valverde, College Counselor in the Guidance Office.
 Take a Career Interest Inventory with the  program. To create an account, please visit Major/Career Exploration section of this website.  or online at
 Continue extracurricular activities, as Admissions Representatives will consider this a key example of community involvement. Build your resume early!!!
Attend CCHS College Fair on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 7-8:00 p.m.
 Attend as many university visits to Culver High during the fall semester in the CCC.
10th graders take the PSAT on Saturday, October 14. Please keep in mind that the PSAT is only given once a year. The Guidance Office will make an announcement about registration for the exam early October. The score will not count towards college admissions, but it is valuable practice for the real exam.   Partnership with Khan at
 Sign ups for the Mock SAT/ACT/workshops with Mrs. Fujisawa in the College Career Center.
 Plan early for academic enrichment programs, summer internships, community college courses or employment.
 Attend NACAC College Fair visit for information
 Begin to visit universities throughout the school year. Make sure to contact the campus tours office for information and schedules. Winter Break and Spring Break is a good time to schedule visits.
 If you are taking an Advanced Placement course you may want to consider taking the corresponding Subject Test in June. The Subject Exams are only required by some colleges. You will need to check with individual colleges regarding their exam requirements. Keep in mind, that some exams are given in selective months for example, the Japanese and Spanish Listening exams are only given in the month of November. Plan to register in April for the June test administration or in the summer for the November exam. Register at
 You may want to purchase study materials or check out materials at the CCC for the PSAT, SAT, AP exams and Subject Tests.
 Begin your college search at the College Career Center or use the information provided under College and Career Center website located at
 Visit the following websites to familiarize yourself with college exams, college searches and majors: ,,,  and
 End of Spring semester pick up AP Textbooks for next year and start AP summer homework as soon as information is posted on the High School website. Keep in mind, that if you decide to take an AP class you will be required to take the AP exam in the month on May.