Seniors…have you completed these fall tasks?

Here are 3 critical tasks to complete this fall to stay on track for college. Congratulations if you’ve already checked them off your list!

1. Create an FSA ID for you and one for a parent at
You’ll need them to access and sign the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)  Here are instructions.

2. Complete the FAFSA at

  • This FAFSA Demo explains the 6 parts of the form.
  • Check out other FAFSA Tools to help you through the process.
  • For free help, call EducationQuest to make an appointment: Omaha – 888.357.6300, Lincoln – 800.303.3745, Kearney – 800.666.3721, Scottsbluff – 800.303.3745, ext. 6654

3. Apply to your top college choices.
If your school held an Apply2College event, you probably completed your applications. If not, no worries…Here are steps you should take to apply and a checklist listing everything you need.

Here’s what happens after you submit your FAFSA…

Juniors…start researching colleges

If you narrow your college choices by the end of your junior year, your senior year will be less stressful. Here’s how to get started:

Review College Profiles to learn about colleges in Nebraska and across the country. Want to go out of state? Check out the Midwest Student Exchange Program.

Meet with college reps who visit your school, and then visit the websites of the colleges that interest you.

Once you narrow your choices, schedule campus visits. Visit next spring while colleges are still in session.

Read more about selecting a college…

Junior Checklist

  • Research colleges that interest you.
  • Take a prep course for the ACT college entrance exam.

Senior Checklist

  • Complete the FAFSA.
  • Apply to your top college choices.
  • Register by November 2 for the December 2 SAT.
  • Register by November 3 for the December 9 ACT.