Guidance - College Planning
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The first and most important thing you can do to prepare for your college opportunities
is to work hard and do well in the most academically rigorous courses you can handle.
The courses you take in high school and the grades you receive in those courses
is the most important action you can take in assuring you the chance to have the
college opportunities you desire.
Beyond the academic history that will appear on your high school transcript, most
colleges are still very interested in seeing how you do on your college entrance
exams like the SAT, ACT and AP’s.
There are over 3500 colleges and universities in United States. Picking the college
that is right for you takes some hard work also.
If you have the right academic profile, you do well on your SAT’s and you know which
school your want to attend, the only big factor left now is how you will pay for
this costly college education.
As you can see the college admissions process is a series of steps that require
careful planning and hard work. It can be a little overwhelming, but
your counselor will be available to help you through the details. The important
thing is to keep the academic record strong and have lots of conversations with
your parents and counselors about your goals.
If you plan to go to college, regardless of what grade you are in, start planning