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Planning Timeline

College Planning Timeline:

Planning for College

Planning Timelines

Preparing for college isn’t complicated, and it’s never too early or too late to plan for college. Our planner timelines will show you how simple it is. Regardless of what grade you’re in, you should always:

  • Pay attention to dates and deadlines.
  • Improve your study skills.
  • Determine your learning style.
  • Improve your time management skills.
  • Improve your money management skills.
  • Sign up for KHEAA’s electronic newsletter, Your KHEAA College Connection.
  • Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to receive the latest college access and financial aid information.
  • Take advantage of the FREE college access products and services on the Internet.

College Admission Options

College Admission

Not all colleges have the same admissions process. The more common processes include:

Rolling Admissions

Under this process, students are evaluated when their completed applications are received. You should complete your application as soon as possible to make sure the school has a space for you.

Regular Admissions

This process is the one most commonly used, with deadlines generally falling between December 1 and March 15. You’ll usually be notified in March or April if you’ve been accepted.

Early Action

In this process, the school requires you to apply early, generally in October or November. You’ll usually have an answer by mid-December.

Early Decision

In this process, you make a commitment to enroll in that college if it accepts you for admission. You have to withdraw your applications to any other colleges. Like early action, you must apply early, and you’ll usually learn your fate in December. You should go this route only if you’re absolutely sure you want to attend that school.