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Parents’ College Planning Timelines

Eighth-Grade Timeline

  • Keep up with how your student is doing in school. If any problems crop up, talk with the appropriate teacher or the school counselor.
  • Encourage your student to continue working on study and time management skills.
  • Encourage participation in clubs, teams and other activities to develop teamwork, leadership and commitment.
  • If you haven’t started a college savings account, do so as soon as possible. You can encourage your student to do the same.