The first thing I did was shorten my list down to five schools. They were:
William Jewell College
I put them in order from top choice to my last choice and Bradley University was number one.
The next thing I needed to tackle was college visits. Over my junior year of high school I became a College Summit Peer Leader and we would visit colleges and spend nights on the campuses. This program was something that was very helpful so I encourage you to find programs like this at your school. I got to visit University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-St.Louis, Harris Stowe State University, Park University, University of Central Missouri, Lincoln University, and University Missouri Kansas City.
Next, it was time to prepare for the ACT. In school I was in ACT Prep and that somewhat helped. I scored a 20, not great, but luckily my GPA and grades were good. To me the only struggle of the ACT was the math. It wasn’t hard it was just I forgot how to do easy math because I’ve been in so many advanced math courses. If you decide to do this make sure you don't forget the easy math. I took the test 3 times and got the same score but I applied to schools with my first score. I applied to 4 schools; Bradley University, Park University, Millikin University, William Jewell College, and got accepted into all four.
Come back next week to read how my college journey article ends and my physical college journey begins.