COLLEGE ADMISSONS

At Certified Tutoring Services, we help students prepare for college admission tests. We also provide counseling services to help students with college search, selection, and application.

Below, we have created a timetable for high school students to help them better prepare for the college admission process:



Freshman:

  • Make an appointment with an advisor at Certified Tutoring Services to discuss your college plans. Review your course schedule, so that you are enrolled in the most challenging classes that will help you prepare for college. Top colleges and universities require four years of English, mathematics, and science.

  • Take a model PSAT/NMSQT test at Certified Tutoring Services to prepare for the upcoming exam in the October of your sophomore year.

  • Plan your sophomore year classes. Sign up for college preparatory courses, including Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB).

  • Keep your school GPA high.

  • Get involved in your extracurricular activities.

Sophomore:


  • Make an appointment with an advisor at Certified Tutoring Services to discuss your college plans. Review your course schedule, so that you are enrolled in the most challenging classes that will help you prepare for college. Top colleges and universities require four years of English, mathematics, and science.


  • Sign up and prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT test in October.


  • Take SAT Subject Tests (formerly known as the SAT II) in your preferred subjects during the spring term. Complete Subject Tests, such as World History, Biology, and Chemistry, while the material is still fresh in your mind.


  • Sign up for college preparatory courses, including Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB). Take the AP and IB exams in May.


  • Take a model SAT Test (formerly known as the SAT I) at Certified Tutoring Services immediately after your October PSAT/NMSQT exam to begin preparation for the official SAT Reasoning Test.


  • Plan your junior year classes. Sign up for college preparatory courses, including Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB).


  • Keep your school GPA high.


  • Get involved in your extracurricular activities.



Junior:


Fall


  • Make an appointment with an advisor at Certified Tutoring Services to plan your test dates for the following: SAT Test, SAT Subject Tests, AP and IB exams.


  • Take the PSAT/NMSQT test in October and the SAT Test.


  • Begin your college search based on your preferences.


  • Keep your school GPA high.


  • Get involved in your extracurricular activities.


Spring


  • Take the SAT Test, SAT Subject Tests, AP and IB exams.


  • Sign up for College Essays and Admissions courses at Certified Tutoring Services.


  • Meet with an advisor at Certified Tutoring Services to develop a customized college application plan.


  • Plan your senior year classes. Sign up for college preparatory courses, including AP and IB.


  • Keep your school GPA high.


  • Get involved in your extracurricular activities.



Senior:


Fall


  • Meet with an advisor at Certified Tutoring Services to discuss your last opportunities to take the SAT Test and SAT Subject Tests in the months of October, November, and December.


  • Write your college application essays.


  • Keep your school GPA high.


  • Make a calendar for the following reminders:

   

  • College application due dates


  • Financial aid applications and deadlines

   

  • Recommendations, transcripts, and other mandatory materials


  • Early Decision and Early Action application deadlines 



Spring


  • Keep your school GPA high for the remainder of your senior year. College acceptances are contingent on your final grades.


  • Maintain a copy of everything you send to your colleges. Make sure you send your official transcripts to your colleges.


  • Contact your colleges to ensure they have received all application materials.


  • Submit your FAFSA and CSS Profile as soon as possible after January 1st.


  • Apply for financial aid before the deadlines.


  • Send in your letter of acceptance before May 1st.