Sophomores

TALK TO COUNSELORS ABOUT COLLEGE.

Set up a meeting with your school counselors and tell them that you want to go to college. Ask counselors and teachers for advice on choosing advanced placement classes, as well as finding colleges that are right for you.

PUSH YOURSELF

Sign up for challenging courses that prepare you for college-level work. The harder you work now, the more you’ll get out of high school and the more college options you’ll have. Colleges look at the kind of classes you take, not just your grades.

SEARCH

FOR COLLEGE BY MAJOR

Think about what you’d like to study and begin searching for colleges that offer related majors. Look into what careers are on the rise and what careers interest you.

LEARN HOW YOU CAN PAY FOR COLLEGE.

Most students need help paying for college. With financial aid packages, most students pay less than the price listed on a college's website. Learn the difference between scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. Know your options when it comes to financial aid.

TALK TO YOUR FAMILY ABOUT SAVING & PAYING FOR COLLEGE.

It's never too late or too early to start saving for college. Even setting aside a small amount now can help pay for books and living expenses later. Most families use a combination of savings, current income and loans. Discuss what works best for your family.

SCHEDULE TIME TO STUDY FOR FINALS.

Set aside some time each week to start reviewing for finals. If you prepare a few weeks in advance, you'll be more relaxed and ready on exam day.

LIST THIS YEAR’S ACTIVITIES.

Make a list of your activities this year and reflect on what they say about you. What did you enjoy most about them? What do they have in common?




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