Preparing For College

Preparing for college starts well before your senior year, especially if you aspire to attend one of the nation's top schools. As a college-bound student, you can use your high school career to build a strong college application. 

College Prep Scholars Program

Are you a high school junior? Find out about the resources and awards you could receive to prepare you for competitive college admissions.

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Grade-Specific Checklists

There are tasks to consider each year of high school. We’ve compiled items into checklists that you can save, print, and use to remain on course. 

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Choosing High School Classes 

How do admissions officers view transcripts? How many AP courses should you take? What if your school doesn’t offer advanced classes? 

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Standardized Tests

Understand the differences between tests like the SAT and ACT, learn about testing requirements, and map out a strategy that works best for you. 

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How to Use Your Summers

Admissions officers want to know what you’re doing outside of high school. Using your summer wisely is a great way to set yourself apart from other applicants. 

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