College Planning Checklist


When to Begin What to Do

of high school
Become familiar with college entrance requirements. Work with parents, teachers, and counselors to create a four-year high school curriculum plan to satisfy your goals.

Summers of
sophomore and
JUNIOR years
Consider what your talents and gifts are and how you might use those in your future vocation to serve God. Attend The YiM Student Leadership Conference.

of JUNIOR year
Begin considering what type of a college experience you're interested in -- small private college, large public university, community college, liberal arts, etc. Talk with your parents, counselor, teacher, friends, and youth minister.

of JUNIOR year
Make a list of colleges you are considering and collect information. Visit college webpages, attend college fairs in your area, begin making college visits to narrow down your list. 

JUNIOR year Take ACT or SAT test. Have your test scores sent to Milligan College.

of SENIOR year
Compare the colleges on your list. Weigh the pros and cons carefully. Continue visiting colleges and attending college fairs. Attend a Milligan Open House.

of SENIOR year
Apply to your "choice" colleges. Do you have all the necessary forms? Are you sure of the application deadlines? Submit transcript and test scores.

of SENIOR year
Apply for financial aid. Have you investigated all possible sources of aid? File your FAFSA by early February in order to meet Milligan's March 1 priority date and to receive the best financial aid package possible.

of SENIOR year
Make some final decisions. Confer with parents, youth minister, and counselors. Confirm your decisions by returning your enrollment confirmation form and paying your deposit to hold your space.

April or June
of SENIOR year
Attend Connections: New Student Orientation to meet other new students, your faculty mentor, and register for classes

Summer Prepare for start of college. Return all forms and paperwork to reserve residence hall space.

August Orientation and Classes Begin