- Volunteer in your community
- Take a summer class at a local community college (they are free) See Community College page
- Apply to internship and/or employment opportunities
- Visit Colleges in person or virtually
- Recover credits (if applicable) No D's or F's allowed
- Participate in a summer program, if possible
- Continue earning good grades (A's and B's)-Admission Representatives will be taking a close look
- Consider taking AP and Honors courses (Challenge yourself)
- Meet with your counselor to discuss your plans and ask questions!
- Focus on work and manage your time effectively
- Join clubs and participate in sports
- Participate in sports, clubs, and extra-curricular activities
- Introduce yourself to the college representatives that visit your campus, even if you think that you may not want to go there.
- Look for Scholarships! There is tons of money sitting, waiting for you to claim it
- Sign-up for PSAT (practice SAT) in October (it is just practice, junior year is when it counts)
- Look at your PSAT scores and make a plan to improve (if necessary). Khan Academy is a great resource to use.
- Create a profile and receive college resources: www.collegeboard.org
- Attend college fairs -NACAC has them throughout the country
- If you took AP courses, take the AP exams. Colleges are not dissapointed or look down on you if you get a score of 1 or 2. But if you received an A/B in the class, they will wonder why you did not take the test. Check with your school about waivers.
- Continue to add to your Portfolio (update your resume and include sample work)
- Seek tutoring when necessary.