Post-Secondary Planning

Post-Secondary Checklist

Every year of your high school academic journey matters. Each year you should be dedicating yourself to your academic work and striving to be involved in school, church, work and the community. That being said, there are some specific things to focus on each year of your journey. We hope this quick overview will help guide you on your next steps.

GRADE 9

  • Attend individual academic planning meeting with Mrs. Lunderby to discuss transcripts, academic planning in high school, and the importance of grades and extra-curricular activities.
  • Use Legacy’s Naviance website to assist with college and career planning – Explore Careers and Clusters, Resume, Goals.

GRADE 10

  • Take the pre-ACT; review your results and take action to build on weaknesses.
  • Attend individual college/academic planning meeting with Mrs. Lunderby to discuss high school classes, graduation requirements, college credit options in high school, pre-ACT results, college entrance exams, and college planning.
  • Use Legacy’s Naviance website to assist with college and career planning – Explore Careers and Clusters, Resume, Goals, Career Interest Profiler, Game Plan.
  • Attend the National College Fair and/or Christian College Fair. 
  • Plan some college visits.

GRADE 11

  • Take the PSAT (practice SAT) in October, review your results and take action to build on weaknesses.
  • Attend the National College Fair and/or Christian College Fair.
  • Plan some college visits.
  • Attend individual college planning meeting with Mrs. Lunderby to discuss high school classes, graduation requirements, college credit options in high school, college planning, ACT/SAT preparation, and college applications.
  • Use Legacy’s Naviance website to assist with college and career planning – Resume, Goals, Colleges I’m Thinking About, SuperMatch College Search, StrengthsExplorer.
  • Prepare and study for ACT and/or SAT.  Consider taking Legacy’s ACT prep class.  
  • Take or retake the ACT or SAT.

GRADE 12

  • Attend individual college application meeting with Mrs. Lunderby to discuss college options and applications.
  • Take or retake the ACT or SAT.
  • Attend the National College Fair and/or Christian College Fair.
  • Plan some college visits.
  • Use Legacy’s Naviance website to assist with college and career planning – Resume, Goals, Colleges I’m Thinking About, Colleges I’m Applying to, Scholarship Match.
  • Get your materials ready prior to your applications – write any necessary essays, get any required recommendations and finalize your resume.
  • Submit college applications and ask LCA to send your high school transcript.  Request Bethel or Northwestern to send your transcript, if applicable.
  • In conjunction with your parents, fill out the required financial aid forms including the FAFSA.  Parents consider attending LCA’s financial aid and college informational evening to learn more about financial aid options.
  • Make your final decision.        

Helpful Resources

Naviance (Legacy’s password protected college planning site.  See Mrs. Lunderby for access.)

ACT Registration 

SAT Registration

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Big Future by College Board

Forms

ACT Prep

Driving Permission