Junior College Planning Checklist - UW HELP

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College Planning Checklist

Getting ready for college can feel pretty overwhelming. That’s why we created a year-by-year checklist for students in high school. Take it bit by bit each year, so you can stay focused and skip the stress.

Throughout the Year

  • Get ready for the ACT and/or SAT.
  • Explore potential UW System campuses and see what appeals to you, then visit websites and attend college fairs to hone in on what’s important to you.
  • Download the UW Journey App.
  • Stay on track with your classes and grades.
  • Take the ACT and/or SAT.
  • Ask the teachers, counselors and coaches who know you best for letters of recommendation.
  • Register for UW campus tours and preview days.




  • Research admissions requirements for the colleges you’re interested in.
  • Review priority dates and deadlines for admission.
  • Attend UW campus tours & preview dates.

Download for Home!

Get a printable version you can use to track your progress this year.