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Adult Students Timeline

Getting Ready

  • Find a college that has your academic program.
  • Check admissions criteria for admission to college and any specific programs.
  • Take ACT if necessary.
  • Check out ACT prep resources.

Admissions to College

  • Apply for admission, meeting early deadlines (applications open as early as August the year prior to enrollment).
  • Request transcripts from other colleges attended if applicable.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Start scholarship search for outside aid.
  • Apply for scholarships at the college of your choice.
  • Complete FAFSA (opens October 1 each year).
  • Complete State Aid Application (opens October 1 each year).
  • Make sure all verification is complete for state aid and at your college/university.
  • Accept your Financial Aid Award.
  • Complete Loan Paperwork if necessary.