Monday, March 23, 2015

Tips for High School Students to Prepare for College


  • Be prepared to do a lot of reading in college.
  • Learn time management: use a calendar and plan how to use your time. Learn to manage your time while still in high school; keep a calendar of all exams and paper due dates.
  • One of the biggest transitions between high school and college is development of time management skills; students must learn to balance school and social life.
  • Be prepared to discipline yourself, as the temptation to slack could be great. If you miss 4-5 classes in a semester, you may not make it through the semester successfully.
  • Being sick affects your ability to be a student - and remember that community living contributes to the cold/flu season.
  • Learn to read - summarize and outline reading.
  • Learn to take notes in class.
  • Learn to study.
  • Start the college and scholarship search as early as possible.
  • Take as many science, math, English, and foreign language courses as you can; they build a foundation for college.
  • Participate in volunteer and community service programs. It helps with scholarships!
  • Take advantage of the advanced classes offered in high school.
  • Think about what characteristics in a university are of most importance to you (climate, environment, degrees offered, size, location, etc.) before making a final decision about attending college. Visit them if possible.

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