Graduation will be here be-fore you know it and hopefully by now you have begun to think about your post-secondary plans, whether that be a 4-year college/university, 2-year college, technical/trade school, the military, or the workforce. Continuing your education requires you to be knowledgeable and proactive about the application process because many schools have hard and fast deadlines that are quickly approaching. Most colleges and universities require the following to be considered for admission: a completed online application, a recent high school transcript, and SAT/ACT test scores (sent from the testing agency). Additional information that may be required includes a letter of recommendation, a secondary school report/counselor form, and a written essay/personal statement. We encourage you to visit the admissions sites of the schools you are considering in order to learn about their specific criteria and requirements. It is important to note that both Purdue and Indiana University Bloomington have a November 1, 2016 deadline to be considered for merit-based scholarships and some selective programs/majors. For Purdue this includes consideration for the Honors College, computer science, nursing, and vet-tech programs, and for IU this includes the Jacobs School of Music.