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Grade 9

  • As a high school student, you will begin to take on more of the college planning work.
  • Develop a student planner of courses you will need to take to graduate and be eligible for college admission. Use the High School Courses Recommended for College chart in this guide. Your student planner should also include projected SAT and ACT test dates, and identify the grade point average you will need to meet current admission requirements at the colleges in which you are interested.
  • You will want to attend high school open houses, meet with your high school counselor, and become familiar with all the college admissions and financial aid processes.
  • The Nevada Millennium Scholarship is your financial passport into Nevada colleges and universities. Become familiar with eligibility requirements by visiting www.nevadatreasurer.gov.
  • Attach to your planner a list of your activities, awards, community service, and other unique educational experiences. This will serve as the beginning of a resume that you can use when writing college and scholarship applications.
  • Coursework should include algebra or geometry, English, social studies, biology, and a foreign language.
  • You may wish to explore the opportunities offered at community college high schools. Students attend them during their junior and senior years of high school and take both high school and college courses. Students may graduate high school with college credits completed.
  • Take ACT EXPLORE assessment test.
  • Continue working with your parents, guardian or mentor to save for college using your savings plan.



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