Getting Ready for College: 5 Key Things To Remember

Chances are, if you’re reading this post, you’re not in college yet. Maybe you’re in your last semester of high school, or maybe you’re just researching really far ahead. If that’s the case, good for you. I didn’t even know where I was going to school until the summer after senior year.  Getting ready for colleg...

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Are Those AP/Honors Classes in High School Worth the Effort?

My freshman year in high school I chose to take Honors Biology, mostly because I had quite a few friends in the same class with me.  What I found out near the end of the first quarter was that even though I received a B in the class, which is average to me, I learned that this is actually considered an A in a regular Biology class.  To me, this w...

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Are Honors Classes Really Worth it?

Honors classes can often be pressed on in high school as being especially important in regards to getting in to college.  But really, what benefit are they? That was the thought process of my thirteen- and fourteen- year old self going through school with no grand thoughts of college going through my mind.  Honors classes, to me, were just someth...

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Involvement: The 1st Step to College Admission

As a freshman in high school you don’t want to be thinking about college yet. You want to focus on getting accustomed to the layout of the school, making friends, getting homework done, and having a social life. While that’s really what you want to do, you can do those things and improve your chances of college admission in one fell swoop. I kn...

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4 Things I Wish I Had Known Freshman Year of High School

During my freshman year of high school, I wasn’t too concerned with future plans like college. However, I didn’t realize how fast time would fly by. Upon graduation, there were a lot of things I wish I would have known as a freshman that could have better prepared me for college. GPA matters I know, high school isn’t always fun and games. A l...

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A Simple College Planning Timeline

The timeline below is a general college planning guide. It does not apply to all colleges. Before you begin the college application process, please consult with your guidance counselor, visit each college’s website directly, and/or check with each college’s admissions office for more specific requirements and deadlines. High School Fres...

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College Action Plan for H.S. Freshman

As a freshman, you’re probably just getting use to being in high school, but you should also begin to think about your college career.  It may seem like you’re getting ahead of yourself, but today’s academic environment is very competitive, so it’s a good idea to get a head start. The focus of your freshman year will be laying the groundwo...

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