Focus on your grades and continue to develop your skills and co-curricular interests.
- Get involved in co-curricular activities such as clubs, sports or after school programs. The level of involvement and accomplishment is most important, not the number of activities.
- You should be taking the PSAT in October. The PSAT is a preliminary test that will prepare you for the SAT Reasoning Test. Sales start Sept.1st and are first come first served until seats are filled. Don't wait!
- Start recording your co-curricular involvement, community service, and job history in your portfolio.
- Make sure you are "on top" of your academic work. If necessary, meet with your teacher for additional help.
- Save your best work in academic courses and the arts for your portfolio.
- Receive results of the PSAT. Read materials sent with your score report. You will receive a code that will provide a personalized study plan.
- It is never too early to start researching colleges and universities.
- Using College Search continue to research career options and consider possible college majors that will help you achieve your career goals.
- Consider taking a summer course or participating in a special program (e.g., for prospective engineers or journalists or for those interested in theatre or music) at a local college or community college. Enroll in an academic summer program. Consider working or volunteering.
- Continue reading to increase your vocabulary.