Learn more about college planning during the high school years and the advantage of using admission2college and StudentPrep.
Freshman year begins by setting realistic expectations about grades, choosing a level of course work that challenges your student academically and is balanced with subjects in their areas of strength, while exploring and taking part in extra-curricular school activities in and outside of school.
Don’t take the sophomore year for granted. It’s a critical year for your student to concentrate on their academics and if they aren’t already taking part in an activity, now is the time to begin participating in a club, sport or volunteering outside of school.
The all-important third year of high school begins and the college planning and search takes center stage. By January the process intensifies. “Junior College Night”, college fairs, college visits, SAT or ACT test prep and test dates fill the calendar. AP or Subject Testing dates are also coming up .
Don’t take the summer off. Planning ahead is important! Waiting until the start of the senior year to decide on where to apply, to begin the application process, writing your college essay and researching financial aid and scholarships will add stress and panic to an already busy time.