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oneReview your ECAP with your school counselor.


twoReview your schedule to make sure you are taking the necessary classes to prepare for college entrance.


threeTake as many Advanced Placement (AP) classes as possible.


fourRegister for dual enrollment if available at your high school/ community college.


fiveRegister for and take the NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test).



Register for the ACT and/or SAT.


sevenInvestigate the availability of financial aid by attending "College Nights" at your high school.


eightAttend college fairs and visit college campuses / arrange for tours during the summer.


Explore summer job or internship opportunities.


tenMake sure your class schedule for your senior year is complete and accurate.


elevenIf considering the military, work with your representative to explore your options and pay attention to deadlines.



Create or update your resume.


thirteen Ask for letters of reference from your summer jobs, internships, and activities.



Update your portfolio and add the new experiences.






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Learn about Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP)


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