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September Startup

September Startup

You should be thinking about college...

Elizabeth Hoyt

August 23, 2013

Summer is dwindling down and a new semester is on the horizon. So, you’re probably wondering: What should I be doing to prepare for college? Maybe not, but you should be!

Here are some suggestions of what high school students can do to prepare for college this September:

1. Start the college admissions process.

There’s so much to do! Evaluate your college options, prepare all of your application materials, work on your college essays and consider early decision options.

2. Register to take or re-take the SAT/ACT exams.

Also, remember to prepare for the exams. You can sign up for test prep courses, get a tutor or even practice questions online!

2. Schedule college visits.

Campuses are especially beautiful in the fall, plus you should always visit when students are present.

That means there’s no time like the present to see potential colleges, since everyone will be returning to campus for a new semester.

Make a list of colleges you’d like to visit and try to schedule them throughout the next few months.

Remember, seeing and experiencing a school is vastly different than researching it online!

3. Start out – and stay – in great academic shape.

As you’re working on college applications, you’ll want to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward – academically speaking.

Make a strategy on how you’ll approach this semester – and follow it.

Making a game plan helps ensure you’ll stay focused on achieving your best!

4. Start evaluating how you’ll pay for school.

If you start applying for scholarships now, it will be a lot easier to pay for school later!

Begin by organizing your scholarship search and apply for as many scholarships as possible.


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