More Tips on College Preparation
Last week, we wrote about what parents and their sons and daughters can do in middle school and high school to best be prepared for college.
Here are a few more tips that you should consider:
- Start Looking For Scholarships Now
Although it isn’t too common, your teenager can actually find and apply for college scholarships as early as his or her freshman and sophomore year. Investigating scholarship opportunities early allows you to not only apply to some that you qualify for, but enables you to see what scholarships are looking for in an applicant.
- Make Sure To Take The Required High School Classes
Graduating from your high school is one thing, but meeting all of the requirements of the college you want to attend is another. Knowing what the college expects from you will allow you to plan out your high school courses and have a goal to achieve. The majority of colleges expect you to take four years of English, four years of math, three to four years of a lab science, two to four years of a foreign language, and at least two years of a social science. Check the admissions website of the colleges you are interested in to see what they require.
- Prepare for the College Entrance Exams
It is a great idea to take an ACT or SAT prep course to help you score as high as you can on one or both of these tests. At Advanced College Solutions, Inc., we offer many different programs including test prep. So, when you are ready, give us a call so we can get you started on preparing for these important exams.
- Keep an Eye on Social Media Posts
Remember parents and students, anything you or your son or daughter posts on social media today will be there forever. It is important that you are aware of what is on your social media and how it can not only have a negative impact, but also a positive one by showing good character.
- Use Your High School Resources
Getting to know your counselor, teachers, and anyone else at your school can be very valuable. These professionals have a plethora of experience so tap into their knowledge about college and being successful.
It is never too soon to start planning and getting organized for college. If you have any questions about the college admissions process, please give us a call and we can discuss what is on your mind.