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College Planning » College Checklist: Freshman

College Checklist: Freshman

Room: 318

Mrs. Joanne Lewis
Director, College & Career Center
310-378-8471 Ext. 618
lewisja@pvpusd.net

Mrs. Teresa Hoffman
Scholarship & Financial Aid Coordinator
310-378-8471 Ext. 347
hoffmant@pvpusd.net


  1. Meet with your counselor and start planning your four-year class plan.
Plan a challenging program of classes to take! The courses you take in high school show colleges what kind of goals you set for yourself.
  1. Visit on campus resources: go to the Library, Counseling Offices, and the College & Career Center to become familiar with all they have to offer.
  2. Establish strong study habits and time management techniques.
  3. Get involved with extracurricular activities that interest you: join sports teams and/or clubs with activities that you enjoy.
Colleges look at more than just your academic record for admission. It’s important that you demonstrate your abilities outside the classroom too!
  1. Explore and participate in community service.
  2. If you need academic help, see your teacher or stop in to see your counselor to discuss where you need assistance and what resources are available to help you succeed.
  3. Before the year ends, investigate and get involved with academic enrichment programs, summer workshops and camps with specialty focuses such as music, arts and science.

Remember that learning doesn’t only happen in the classroom… there’s so much to learn in the world around you.  Start a journal or a video diary of your summer experiences!