Prepare for the barrage of college information packets you will receive during your junior and senior years of high school. A cardboard box or plastic crate will help you organize your file folders for each school that looks like a possibility. Arrange the schools alphabetically for easy retrieval. Keep another box handy for those schools that you eliminate. You may want to reevaluate them later.
Avoid having to reread entire college packets to relocate important information. Make notes on the outside of each file folder of high priority information such as application and scholarship deadlines and tuition costs for that school. After you have narrowed your schools of interest it will be easy to transfer this information to a chart.