Planning For College

Today’s world of college education is much more competitive than in the past.  And as more and more students choose to attend college, the lower the chance becomes for gaining admission to a top college or university.  Applicants across the country are now being scrutinized in every aspect of their high school career including grades, activities, volunteer work and test scores to name a few.  It has never been more important to have a “college admission gameplan” than ever before.  This section should help get you off to a great start and continue to do the right things for getting accepted to college.

Junior High & Middle School

Junior High and Middle School are essentially the same thing. The only real difference is that when talking in terms of a Middle School, they usually serve grades as early as 5th or 6th, and continue on through 8th grade. Traditional Junior High schools only have 7th and 8th grade level students, but sometimes allow a 6th grade level.

9th & 10th Grade

When you enter high school, everything seems a bit overwhelming. The key to getting off on the right track is organization and time management. As long as you take care of your grades and coursework first before other activites, you will have the best chance at future success and acceptance into the college of your choice! Here's a list of things to do during your first two years of high school...

11th Grade – Junior Year

So here it is, your Junior Year! This will be your most important grade when it comes to post-secondary school and your applications to college. Your most recent grades and coursework that any college will see from you is during this year, so make it count! As if that wasn't enough pressure, you will also be taking the ACT test during this school year, which has a major impact on admissions. Check out this list and make sure you are getting these things done!...

12th Grade – Senior Year

Finally it's here! Entering your last year of high school, Senior Year, can be as exciting as it is nerve racking. This will be the year you are completing your college applications, finalizing your GPA and Class Rank, and finishing up a few required courses for college. Also, you will hopefully getting some acceptance letters and choosing one of the schools that applied to! Before you get to excited, let's take a quick look at a few items to keep in mind during Senior Year...