You’ve Been Accepted, Now What?
High school seniors are currently receiving or will soon be receiving great news that they have been accepted to one or multiple colleges. Congratulations! And after getting that acceptance, a lot of students will ask,”What should I do now?”
Here are some tips on your next steps.
This is a major accomplishment so pat yourself on the back for all of the hard work you have done over your high school career.
- Think about taking another campus tour
You may want to see the campus again to check out the dorms or off-campus housing, investigate the activities or organizations you want to be involved in, and make sure this is where you want to spend the next four to five years.
Before you make your final decision, talk to your parents and discuss all of the financial factors. This can include room and board costs, books, and any added expenses you will need. Confirm the amount of any scholarships, grants, and/or financial aid to see if you may need a part-time job.
Also remember that you might qualify for academic scholarships after your freshman year based on your academic performance.
Make the decision. Is this the college for you? If so, submit your deposit if needed to secure your spot.
- Attempt to connect with other incoming college freshmen
Many colleges have Facebook or other online communities solely dedicated to incoming freshmen. This is a great way to meet future students who have the same plan.
You will most likely sign-up for freshman orientation so find out all of the information about it and create a list of questions you want answered. How do you select your classes? How do you apply to live in a dorm? What about your student ID and parking?
- Make a list of your academic goals
It is going to be a huge adjustment as a college freshman. What do want to achieve during your freshman year academically? Setting goals can help you stay motivated and focused.
- Activate your student portal.
Remember to activate your student portal at the school where you were accepted. Any information the school wants you to have will be sent through this site. If you don’t activate, the school may think you are not interested and not send information you will need. Do not accept any admission until you review with Advanced College Solutions.
At Advanced College Solutions, Inc., we offer a wide variety of programs that can help you prepare for college. Please give us a call and set up an appointment so we can discuss your college plans.