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College Preparation

College Preparation

In order to be accepted at competitive colleges you need:

  • A strong Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Strong SAT or ACT scores
  • To take challenging courses such as PreAP and AP 
  • A demonstrated, well rounded student experience; such as, participation in athletics, clubs, and other student organizations
  • Job and volunteer experience in the community is a definite plus
  • Leadership roles, large or small
  • Good essay writing skills 


Getting Started:

  • Find out what the college you want to attend requires for high school courses to be accepted into their program.
  • Consult with your counselor to be sure you are taking all the courses you need, not only to graduate, but to be accepted into your selected college.
  • Prepare for the college entrance exams and take them early in case you need to re-take to make higher scores.
  • Organize your college selection materials, college entrance exams, and essay writing materials. Refer to them often checking dates for scholarships, financial assistance, registration, and admission deadlines.

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