·              Make goals and stick to them.

·         Start planning a rigorous course schedule for your high school career if you haven’t begun already.

·         Keep your grades up- remember that colleges look at your cumulative high school GPA.

·         Get more involved! College are looking for students who have a variety of interests: though it is better to have depth in a few activities than to have less depth               in many activities.

·         Consider a leadership role in one of your extracurricular activities.

·         Keep a list of your activities and involvements inside and outside of school.

·         Which classes are your favorites?  Research careers which are in line with your interests and talents.

·         Establish strong time management skills. Build your vocabulary and continue to improve your reading and writing.

·         If possible, start to visit college web sites, attend local colleges, collect college literature. This will jump start your junior year!

·         Prepare for the SAT using your access code on your PSAT score report!  Create a study plan based on your results and explore lists of suggested colleges,                       majors and careers.

·         Consider the SAT Subject Tests in your strong subject areas.  Take World History, Biology or Chemistry while the material is still fresh in your mind!

Jan 26, 2016, 11:44 AM
Marisa Dillon,
Feb 16, 2018, 6:01 AM