• 9th Grade College Checklist

    • This is the year you need to start getting ready for college. The best way to prepare is to take college preparatory courses now.
    • Take the most challenging courses possible. They’re worth it.
    • Start thinking about your dream career.  Collect information in a file.
    • Talk to people with interesting jobs and ask lots of questions.
    • Go to career day at your school or elsewhere.
    • Check out TechPrep courses – You can get college credit for classes you take in high school.
    • Talk to your high school counselor about creating a college admissions plan.
    • Talk to your parents about saving for college. 
    • Talk to your high school counselor about financial aid, too. 
    • Get active in extracurricular activities and volunteer for community service projects.  More than school matters.
    • Scope out summer enrichment programs that focus on a particular subject, such as science or math. 
    • Grades are one of the top things universities consider.  Earn the best you can.