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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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How can I best prepare for college while still in high school?

Hello! I'm a high school junior, and I want to make sure I'm doing everything I can to prepare for college. What steps should I take now to ensure a smooth transition and set myself up for success? Thanks for any advice!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking ahead about preparing for college. Based on my experience with my own child, here are a few steps you can take now to set yourself up for success in college:

1. Focus on your academics: Maintaining a strong GPA and challenging yourself with honors, AP, or IB classes shows colleges that you're serious about your education.

2. Develop good study habits: Time management and organization skills are crucial for college success. Start working on these now to make the transition to college coursework smoother.

3. Get involved in extracurricular activities: Colleges like to see well-rounded applicants who are involved in their communities. Participate in clubs, sports, or volunteer opportunities that you're passionate about.

4. Build relationships with teachers and counselors: Strong recommendation letters can make a difference in the admissions process. Connect with adults who can speak to your strengths and character.

5. Research colleges and programs: Take the time to explore different schools and their offerings. This will help you create a list of colleges that are a good fit for your interests and goals.

6. Practice for standardized tests: The SAT and ACT are still important components of many college applications. Invest time in preparing for these exams to boost your scores.

7. Attend college fairs and visit campuses: Get a feel for different college environments to help you make a more informed decision when it comes time to apply.

I hope these tips help you on your journey to college success!

11 months ago

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