College Planning Timelines

Student goals can change over time. To stay on track throughout your college application journey, check out our timelines!

All KEFTutoring College Counseling services rely on personalized goal-setting tools. These publically available resources will help you begin your own conversations at any time.

For students heavily involved in athletics or other major school activities (for instance, the spring musical or club leadership), we suggest selecting the accelerated timeline.

General Applicants & Current Juniors

Major Extracurricular Activity & Athletics

Top Tier, Engineering, Business School, BFA

General Applicants & Current JuniorsUse this timeline if you’re a current junior if you’re not sure where to start, or, if you’ve eliminated the options below!
Major Extracurricular Activity & AthleticsIf you participate in a major extracurricular activity (think Forensics, Model UN, FBLA, Robotics), or travel with your sports team, this timeline is for you!
Top Tier (+25) University
Business School
Arts (BFA)
Want to apply to a top 25 school? Thinking about applying to engineering school, business school, or getting a BFA? You may need to take an extra test, write an extra essay, or create a portfolio. Be sure to begin your research, preparation, and writing early!
Not sure what timeline to choose?