The Student’s Guide to Getting Ready for College
Pop quiz: When should you start preparing for college?
- Freshman year
- Sophomore year
- The winter of junior year
- The fall of senior year
This question has no wrong answer, actually. But it does have a best answer: Virtual high school students like you should start getting ready for college during freshman year. This will give you plenty of time to consider different career paths, strive for high grades, and look for scholarship opportunities.
Because getting ready for college takes effort, you may be wondering where to start. To get a better sense of what to do and when to do it, check out our College Prep Checklist below.
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The College Prep Checklist is a starting point to help you navigate the college planning process. For more information, browse these college planning resources.
If you’re currently in high school, you might have already made some progress. Which college prep tasks are you focused on now? Share any tips you have for other students and parents in the comments below.