Here is one suggestion from Ruth P., from Louisville U.:
I made 4 lists that were the backbone of my search. The first contained my extracurricular activities, skills/abilities, leadership roles, community service, honors/talents and awards. The second held potential effective recommenders. The third consisted of scholarships that I qualified to apply for, based on my ACT score and GPA. And, finally, the fourth, a list of colleges that fit my intended major.
I turned the first list into a resume, the second into actual recommendations, the third into applications that I filled and submitted, and the fourth into colleges that I applied to, based on my intended program/major.
After getting accepted into my college choices, I then made the decisions considering “location, tuition, advantage of my intended program/major, involvement opportunities.”
Taylor Keasey, BCHS Class of 2016, offers her advice:
- Take the SAT/ACT early, beginning in your junior year, and often, to get the best score.
- Make sure you let your parents help you. This is a new beginning for them too. They are there to help and are more than willing.
- Take a deep breath and take it one thing at a time.