With several months left before the end of the school year, there is still plenty for both juniors and seniors to accomplish this month in preparation for life after high school, say college counselors Mindy H. Rose and Meghan Ryan. For seniors, finishing up financial-aid forms and thanking teachers and counselors are among the top tips. For juniors -- for whom college searches have just begun -- it's important to begin researching colleges as well as getting tests, such as the SATs and ACTs, squared away, they suggest.

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