Planning For College

Freshman Students

  • Talk to a counselor who will recommend classes that help you build skills in English, math and critical thinking.
  • Strengthen your vocabulary by increasing the amount of reading you do.
  • Study hard and get good grades.
  • Research college websites to determine admission requirements.
  • Browse college websites to get an idea of what high school courses are required for college admission.
  • Keep a record of your academic achievements and your extracurricular activities.
  • Start thinking about what careers/subjects interests you.
  • Go to the career center at your high school to explore career possibilities.
  • Start saving money for college and researching the costs of college.