By Latahjia Robinson
Don’t know where to start with college? Always wanted a guide to help? With this timetable you’ll easily be focused for finding the right college for you.
With being new to high school it’s good to do extracurricular activities, it looks good on your college application and shows that you are a active and social student.
Since you’re starting off fresh it is best to make good grades, it’ll impact your GPA and Class Rank in a good way.
Find careers that go well with your interest and hobbies.
Try to have a college saving plan. That is the easiest for you and your parents to save if they are willing to help you out.
See a guidance counselor to discuss plans for preparing for college.
Talk to counselor about your college preparatory selection and also to decide what classes to take that are in your weaker areas.
Taking the PSAT qualifies for you to be in the National Merit Scholarship program to actually earn money for college which can be more money.
Now it’s time for you to decide which college is best for you (vocational college, two year or four year).
Try going to visit colleges in state and out of state colleges to see what sparks your interest.
Check your class rank and GPA, if it is not the greatest then there is always time to show improvement.
Make a list of colleges that you are interested in, and start looking into them to see if that’s the right for you.
Try staying involved in extracurricular activities.
Stay consistent with making a college plan.
Learn more about financial aides for college (scholarships, grants, etc.)
Start searching for scholarships that you can apply for.
If you are wondering who can write a letter of recommendation, try asking your guidance counselor or a teacher that will speak fondly of you.
Having an internship or summer job that you are interested in would look good on college applications and the money you earn would pay test and application fees.
Always trying maintaining improvement with your grades.
Keep track of deadlines for you top 3 schools of interest.
Contact colleges for catalogs and information about financial aid
With this timetable it should be an easier process to do, and good luck!