The O'Farrell Charter School

Winner of the National Excellence in Urban Education Award

College Planning Outline

College planning and preparation occurs during all four years of high school.  
The following is an outline of topics for each school year:
 
Freshmen
"a-g" requirements and formulation of 4-year plan
Enrollment in honors classes
College and career exploration
Extra curricular and leadership involvement

Sophomore
PSAT in October
ACT/SAT preparation
College exploration activities
Class college visit
High school transcript review
Enrollment in AP and honors classes
Extra curricular and leadership involvement

Junior
ACT and SAT college entrance exams
College Personal Statement preparation
Enrollment in AP and honors classes
Maintain a rigorous course load
Extra curricular and leadership involvement
Coastal College Trip

Senior
4 or more college applications
Financial aid (FAFSA) application
Scholarship search
College visits
GPA verification
Post graduation preparation
 
For a detailed account of the planning process and letters of recommendation, please refer to the College Planning Handbook.