Sophomore 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.


  • Evaluate the extracurricular activities that you
    began your freshman year.
    • Try to pick up something new.
  • Level up involvement in your activities.
    • Grow your leadership skills by taking on a new
      project or contributing new ideas.
  • Revisit the plans that you made last year with
    your counselor.
  • Learn the requirements to take advanced courses
    your junior and senior years.
  • If possible, take practice tests to help you prepare
    for the ACT or SAT.
  • Explore ways to use financial aid, grants and/or
    scholarships to pay for attending a UW campus.
  • Reexamine the careers you found interesting in
    your freshman year.
    • Job shadow someone if you can.
  • Talk to your parents and friends about how your
    career interests align with college majors.
  • Explore which UW campuses offer your major
    of interest.
  • Take a look at summer pre-college programs
    offered by your local Universities of Wisconsin.



Download for Home!

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