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Making your plan...

9th Grade



Talk to your guidance counselor or teachers about the following:

Attending a four-year college or university

Establishing your college preparatory classes; your schedule should consist of at least 4 college preparatory classes per year, including:



4 years of English


3 years of math (through Algebra II or trigonometry)


2 years of foreign language


2 years of natural science


2 years of history/social studies


1 year of art


1 year of electives from the above list

Using the ILP to keep track of your courses and grades

Enrolling in algebra or geometry classes and a foreign language for both semesters (most colleges have math and foreign language requirements)


Start Keeping Track of Your Documents

Create a file of the following documents and notes:

Copies of report cards

List of awards and honors

List of school and community activities in which you are involved, including both paid and volunteer work, and descriptions of what you do