As critical as the hows of the college application and admissions process are -- how to write a compelling essay; how to prepare, complete and submit a winning application; how to get your hands on money to pay for college -- high school students and their parents should not lose sight of the equally important whens -- as in, when to take the ACTs and SATs; when to visit prospective colleges, both virtually and in person; when to decide which colleges to apply to; when to complete and submit your college applications, and so on.

Indeed, you'll never even get to the how if you don't know the when!

So, let's start by saying the first when is now, and the first how is to click HERE for College Connection's College Planning Calendar. All the important dates -- from Freshman year until high school Graduation Day -- at a glance, in one convenient place.

Of course, when crucial information counts -- as it most certainly does in the college application and admissions process -- the where may be just as meaningful as the how and the when.

That's why we're going to provide you with even more of the when right here in this post, so you'll always be in the know and up to the minute.

Are we sure? And how!

As you begin to plan for college (and plan you should), take a look at one or more of these college planning calendars (why, for the price -- FREE -- you could look at them all) and start charting your course to college admissions success. [As the respective calendars demonstrate, it's never too early to start planning for college.]

And keep in mind, knowing the whens of applying for college scholarships (as in, "you should have started your search yesterday!") is as critical as pinning down the timing for those college apps.

Have a fav college planning calendar of your own? Share it with us, and we'll post it on The College Whisperer blog.

Remember, there's no time like the present, so when you're ready to hit the ground running, we'll be there right with you to show you the hows, not to mention the wherefores, hithertos and henceforths.
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