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With graduation approaching, fall semester is not far behind.  Are you prepared and ready to start your education past high school?  Get a head start and do as much as you can before you leave high school.  Below is a list of tips and suggestions that will help you prepare for you first college experience.

1.  Financial Aid - complete the FAFSA even if you don't think you will qualify.

2.  Follow through - once your FAFSA has been filed check with the financial aid office of the school that you plan to attend.  There is always additional paperwork.

3.  Scholarships - accept or claim your scholarship.  Watch your school account to make sure it has been paid.  If you don't see that it has been paid find out why.

4.  Fees - some schools such as SUU and the University of Utah require a commitment or enrollment fee.  You must either pay the fee or defer it before you can register. 

5.  Orientation - register for & attend freshman orientation.  Most schools require freshman to register for this orientation before they can register for classes.

6.  Classes - meet with an academic advisor to register for classes.  See your ETS advisor if you need help finding out who your college academic advisor will be.

7.  Tuition - pay your tuition.  If you have scholarships and financial aid they will be automatically paid.

8.  Housing - decide where you are living and put a deposit down. 

9.  Summer Job - find a summer job.  College is an investment but expensive.  You will need money and experience.

10.  Bank Account -  get a bank account.  You can't always wait for dad or mom to send cash.

11.  Budget - learn to budget your money.  Set a limit for yourself each month and stick to it.  Keep track of how much money you spend and need.

12.  Campus - know the campus.  Find your classrooms before your first day of class.

13.  Resources - being a college student has it's benefits.  Find the help centers for free tech support, health centers, student support services, free tutoring, etc...

14.  Students - talk to current students they can give you valuable information and resources.

15.  Professors - get to know your professors when you start class.  They will help you with more than just homework.

Coming Soon

 ACT Exam:  Apr 18

ACT Registration Deadline:  May 8, for Jun Exam

Closing Social:  May 15th

ICSD Graduation:  May 21st

Last Day of School:  ICSD May 22nd, Kane Co May 28th, MHS & BHS May 29th. 

What's New?

2015 TRiO ETS Scholarship Application

9th Grade Tour to BYU & UVU

2015 Cedar City Rotary Club Scholarship

2015 Cedar City Women In Business Scholarship Application is now available.

Northern Utah Tour to USU, WSU & LDSBC Photo Gallery

You can now follow us on Twitter @SUUETS, or find us on Facebook (SUUETS) for updated information on workshops, college tours, admissions and scholarship deadlines.

Stay focused on your road to college. We have checklists for elementary schoolers, middle schoolers, 9th - 12th graders, adult students, and those getting a late start in applying for financial aid. The checklists even include tips for parents! Check them out: http://1.usa.gov/1vBZdYq

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