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Sophomores

10th Grade Students

Work with a parent to update your information in FAFSA4caster at www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov and continue to save for college
Take challenging classes in core academic subjects
Stay involved in school- or community-based activities that interest you or let you explore career interests
Talk to your school counselor and other mentors about education after high school
Meet with your school counselor to discuss college and its requirements
Consider taking a practice Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test or the PLAN exam
Use your summer wisely:  Work, volunteer or take a summer course
Go to career information events to get a more detailed look at career options 

10th Grade Parents

Continue to talk to your child about college plans
Keep an eye on your child's study habits and grades
Encourage your child to take challenging classes
Add to your child's college savings account regularly
Learn from Help Your Child Improve in Test-Taking at www.ed.gov/parents
Plan to attend school college visits and financial aid presentations with your child
Help your child develop independence by encouraging him or her to take responsibility for balancing homework with other activities or a part-time job
Learn about the standardized tests your child will be taking during the 10th-12 grades