If you’re planning to apply early decision or early action, follow these steps to stay on track.
Take college admission tests.
Visit colleges during spring break, if possible.
Use College Search to see if the colleges you’re interested in offer an early admission plan.
Keep working hard and staying involved in extracurricular activities.
Download or request early decision or early action applications from your top-choice colleges and begin working on them.
Request letters of recommendation from your teachers, your counselor or other references.
Complete and submit any early admission applications that are due in October by the college deadline. Take a college admission test if necessary. (You must take the SAT by October, for example, for your scores to be available in time for early decision and early action programs.)