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How To Start Preparing for College

Preparing for college in the former years of education is great, but when students enter high school college preparation moves into high gear! While in High School you should be preparing for College by taking these key steps:

Preparing for the ACT/SAT

In the 10th grade you should be preparing for the ACT/SAT exm. Remember, it is critical that you take the PSAT. Taking the PSAT will help you build your confidence and test taking skills.  The PSAT is offered twice in the month of October and is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship.

Extracurricular Activities

You participation on extracurricular activities lest the school know a little bit more about you!  It will demonstrate you leadership abilities and willingness to work as a team member. It will also show school faculty that you can effectively  manage your time. Additionally, your participation in school activities will increase your social circle of influence, which will be helpful to you during your college years and when you begin your career.

College Research

Do you know how much it cost to attend college? Doing your research upfront on a School can save you a tremendous amount of time, money, and heartache!  Knowing the ins and outs of the school of your choice will be imperative during your collegiate journey.

Reasons to Attend a Two Year College

Attending a two year College is a viable option for the student who may not be financially prepared to attend a four year College or University.  This is also a good option for a student who has challenges to overcome regarding high school achievement.  Attending a two year college will allow them time to work toward attending a four year  school.  Additionally, the student wanting to take vocational classes may find enrollment in a two year school favorable. There are many other reasons for attending a two year school, but these three represent the majority of situations that warrant a decision for attending a two year college.

Reasons to Attend a Four Year College

Graduating from a four Year College with your Bachelor’s Degree will open up many career paths for you. You also will have more schools to choose from and therefore broadening your horizons. Another reason to go to a four Year College/University is because there are many more scholarships and grants are offered to students who attend four year college programs.

Determining the Type of College to Attend

You also will need to make the decision on what type of school you would like to attend, here are a few:

  • Public
  • Private
  • Coed
  • Single Sex
  • Organizations at the School
  • Religious
  • Diversity of Schools
  • Size of School

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