Student Summer Checklist

While the summer break offers an opportunity to unwind and rejuvenate, it also serves as an excellent occasion to prepare for the approaching school year. Take a moment to review the checklist below to ensure you stay ahead of the game for the upcoming school year!

• Apply for summer opportunities (jobs, programs, internships, volunteering, job shadowing).

• Use a resume builder to keep track of what you accomplished this year.

• Continue to research career options and college majors.

• Apply for summer jobs or other opportunities.

• Create a list of goals for the summer.

• If you took an AP class over the school year, your test scores will be released over the summer. Make sure to keep records of your scores for college applications.

• Compile a list of colleges you are interested in.

• Register for any of the College Now summer programs!

• Draft a personal statement that can be used on college and scholarship applications.

• Register for Freshman orientation.

• Submit your Master Promissory Note (MPN) and loan counseling if you are taking out student loans.

• Contact your college’s financial aid office to discuss payment options and notify them of other scholarship awards you’ve received.