El Dorado High School


College Planning - Sophomores

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  • Be involved. If you are not yet involved in something you enjoy, join a club or another activity.
  • Attend the EDUHSD Regional College Fair at UMHS in October.
  • Attend college rep visits in the Career Center at lunch.
  • Take the PSAT in October. 
  • Consider taking Advance Placement classes next year.
  • Make sure you understand college A-G requirements. Meet with your Counselor if you have questions.


  • Be diligent in choosing your summer plans.  Working, volunteering or taking a summer course at a local college are all wonderful options. View the Advance Education options for high school students available at Folsom Lake College. 
  • Start researching colleges that you might be interested in.  The BigFuture tool on the CollegeBoard website is very helpful.
  • Find out whether the college you are interested in offers college nights or financial aid nights that you can attend. 
  • Attend Career Expo at UMHS in March.

All Year

  • Remember to keep a file of all honors, awards, activities, and volunteer service - even a scrawled post-it note in a folder or envelope will help you later in building a resume or filling out an application
  • Keep your grades up!

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