Spring Semester Tips for High School Students

Spring semester has arrived and, if you’re looking for a fresh start, you’re in luck!

Elizabeth Hoyt

January 20, 2016

Spring Semester Tips for High School Students

Spring semester has arrived! And, if you’re looking for a fresh start, you’re in luck!

A new semester is filled with opportunities and there’s plenty to do that can help you achieve your goals. Most important of all, from start to finish, make sure to stay focused and motivated on what’s important – your semester’s success.

1. Prep for College
Follow your college prep checklists to get ahead of the game on your college preparations. Every month, check your Fasweb newsletter for a college prep checklist for high school juniors and high school seniors.

2. Seniors, Complete Your FAFSA
If you need assistance, check out Fastweb’s FAFSA information page for all of your FAFSA-related questions.

3. Juniors, Consider AP Classes
Juniors, now is the time to consider adding advanced placement courses to your senior year schedule. But, you have to plan ahead to take advantage of them!

Discover the benefits of these courses, along with useful information to help you pursue the AP course path.

3. Apply for Scholarships
Apply for any of your scholarship matches on Fastweb.

Fastweb’s 2016 scholarships are also a great start!

4. Save, Save, Save!
This year, save more. You’re going to need all that dough to pay for Ramen (and tuition) in college – start saving now! Applying for scholarships can help – but every penny saved is a penny earned for your books, tuition, housing (and all other college stuff). It all adds up and you’ll be so grateful you planned ahead once you’re there.

5. Start with a Clean Slate
Let go of last semester – regardless of how it went. You have the unique opportunity for a fresh start, so use it to your advantage. If you’re finding it difficult, tips and tricks to starting fresh your second semester.

6. Stay Motivated
Easier said than done, but losing focus toward the end of the year is a huge problem that can impact your grades and college admissions (regardless of whether you’ve already been accepted.) Try these second semester motivational tips to help combat the “-itis.”

7. Steer Clear of Known Setbacks
You know your vices – so stay away at all costs! Now that you have a fresh start, there’s no point in looking back. Make sure you’re steering clear of second semester setbacks, like losing focus, assuming you’re all set for college or slacking off in your courses. Remember, everything counts until the very last day of high school!

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