College Prep

Here are some step-by-step activities that can help students prepare for college:

  1. Planning for College: The earlier you start planning for college, the better. This includes researching potential colleges and understanding their admission requirements.
  2. Take the Right High School Classes: It’s important to take classes that align with your intended college major or field of interest.
  3. Get Involved in Extracurricular Activities: Colleges look for well-rounded students, so getting involved in extracurricular activities can boost your college application.
  4. Keep an Extracurricular Record: Keep track of all your activities and achievements. This will be helpful when filling out college applications.
  5. Get to Know Your High School Guidance Counselor: Your guidance counselor can provide valuable advice and resources for the college application process.
  6. Build Relationships with Mentors: Mentors can provide guidance, support, and potentially letters of recommendation.
  7. Work on College Readiness Life Skills: These include time management, study skills, and self-advocacy.
  8. College Visits – Schedule a College Campus Tour: Visiting colleges can help you get a feel for campus life and help you decide if it’s the right fit for you.
  9. Standardized Testing Strategy and Planning: Plan for and take standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT.
  10. Essay Writing: Start working on your college essays. They are a crucial part of your application.
  11. College Selection List: Research and create a list of colleges that you are interested in.
  12. Application Completion: Complete and submit your college applications.

These are general steps and the specific activities can vary depending on the student’s goals, the colleges they’re interested in, and other factors. It’s always a good idea to seek guidance from a college counselor or other knowledgeable source.