1. Understand College Expectations

2. Take College Entry Tests

3. Apply to Colleges

4. Take College Placement Tests

5. Avoid Senioritis


Understand College Expectations

Each college you apply to will likely have different requirements for acceptance. It is important to contact each college you are considering to find out specifically what is required. Generally, however, colleges look for:

  • Eligibility--this is determined by grade point average and test scores (at least 1000 on SAT and minimum B average).
  • At least one distinguishing characteristic--a gift or special talent. A special talent could be reflected in your extracurricular activities, for example.
  • Appropriate courses in high school--Talk to school counselors to determine your needs. Be sure to take the minimum subject requirements that support college entry.


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