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Prepare for College

College Planning Timeline

Are you thinking about going to college?

Whether the decision has already been made or is still years away, browse through our planner timeline to help make your transition a success.

College Planning Timeline

Getting Ready for College

Going to college means you need to make sure you have the right courses and the right grades! Learn how to make it happen for you by reading the articles below. Be sure to review how you can earn college credit while in high school — it will help save you money and graduate from college faster!

Earning College Credit While in High School

Get a head start on your future by earning college credit while in high school with Advanced Placement (AP) courses and concurrent enrollment. AP courses allow you to take college-level course work in high school and receive credit from Oklahoma state colleges and universities if you earn a score of at last three on the AP subject exam.

Concurrent enrollment allows you to enroll in college courses while still in high school. Find out if you qualify for these exciting options!

There's a lot to know about college and postsecondary options. Overcome your apprehension and get ready by learning all you can.


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OCAP believes that financial literacy and understanding the financial aid process are critical aspects of college planning and student success. OCAP staff who work with students, parents, educators and community partners in the areas of personal finance education, state and federal financial aid, and student loan management do not provide financial, investment, legal, and/or tax advice. This website and all information provided is for general educational purposes only, and is not intended to be construed as financial, investment, legal, and/or tax advice.