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  Step 1 - Student Preparations
  Step 2 - Take exams
  Step 3 - Choose college and apply
  Step 4 - Get financial aid
  Step 5 - Prepare for departure
  Step 6 - Get help
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Prepare for college during the High School years

A college education is an investment in your child's future. Hopefully, you began saving for this important event early in your child's life. Now that they are preparing for high school, it's time to plan and prepare for college. What they accomplish, in and out of school, during the four-years of high school are critical to their acceptance at a college. Admission standards vary from college to college. Some have extremely high standards and consider everything from school grades to extracurricular activities to community involvement. Other colleges may guarantee enrollment because you are a local resident. Some colleges are expensive, and some local programs are not. Some colleges offer a great deal of assistance, especially for worthy students, while others don't have as many resources to offer. The sooner you understand what's required for college, and begin the planning process, the easier it will be to achieve the goals you have for your child's college education.

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