Freshman Year

  • Enroll in a college preparatory curriculum.
  • Enter essay, speech contests, for scholarships and awards.
  • Get involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Volunteer in your community.
  • Explore careers and job opportunities in those careers.
  • Study hard and do well in school – From now on your grades will count toward college and will show up on your transcript.
  • Start to attend events on college campuses (plays, concerts, sporting events, activities related to your major, etc.)
  • Get to know your high school counselor and stop by the College Center. Let them get to know you and your goals, career aspirations, schools you are considering, etc.
  • Talk to your friends about what they plan to do after college. Talk to your parents and your friends’ parents about what they do.