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College Counseling

Freshman College Preparation Steps

01/12/2021

FRESHMAN YEAR

It’s never too early to prepare for your future! Take steps now to set yourself up for a wider range of post-secondary opportunities later. 

  • Build a strong academic foundation and develop critical thinking skills by taking challenging coursework.  
  • Plan to attend the Freshman College Planning meeting on January 22 at 11:00 am during Seminar, accessible at meet.google.com/wgz-pvvp-pwq. At this meeting we will discuss the college planning process and hear from an admission representative.  The event is limited to the first 99 registrants, but a recording will be available after the meeting.
  • Invite your families to join the Freshman Parent/Guardian College Planning meeting on January 28 at 8:00 am, accessible at meet.google.com/fng-zkzx-pjo. The event is limited to the first 99 registrants, but a recording will be available after the meeting.
  • Study hard and work to be as successful as possible in your freshman courses. If you are doing well and want to continue your momentum, or are struggling and need some help, reminder to utilize your resources: 1. Your teachers are available before school, after school, and via Google meet during seminar., 2. National Honor Society tutors are available., 3. Your school counselor can help you create a success plan.
  • Visit the Scoir website to add to your Student Profile.  
  • Strengthen your vocabulary by increasing the amount and content of your reading. 
  • Check out some online college tours to remind yourself why you are working so hard. The academic effort you put in now will give you more post-secondary opportunities.
  • Become involved in school and in your community. Try several things to see which ones are the best fit for you.
  • Meet with your school counselor or college counselor to discuss your plans for the next four years.  
  • Know NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) requirements if you want to play sports in college. (www.ncaa.org)  
  • Research career possibilities.  
  • Organize a family plan to explore paying for college.  
  • Think about what you can do this summer to further explore your academic interests or new hobbies. 
  • Consider participating in a special summer program from a college. 
  • Consider volunteer activities or hold a summer job. If you aren’t sure where to start, see your counselor!
  • Complete 16 personalities to learn more about your personality, strengths, and interests.

Most recent edit : 1/12/2021