Here are the top ten things every high school junior should be doing right now in order to get a jump start on their college process:
-Register NOW for all standardized tests (ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Tests)
-Start thinking about what courses you plan to take for senior year. Review academic requirements that potential colleges are looking for their applicants to have completed in high school
-Consider what teachers this year could write a stellar letter of recommendation that could help boost your application
-Visit websites of potential colleges of interest and "request more information"
-Review your Facebook and Twitter account(s) to be certain that you have created and are maintaing an appropriate account
-Attend local and regional college fairs
-Meet with your guidance counselor in order to inform him/her of your post-graduate plans. Remember these individuals are required to write letters for all college applications.
-Maintain good grades and if you are struggling, ask for help
-Create and maintain your student resume
-Start visiting schools locally first to get a feel of different types of schools (public vs private, large vs. small)
An organized college process is a successful college process. High School juniors owe it to themselves to be able to enjoy their senior year and to be exactly what they are suppose to be, a senior, not a college applicant. Although college applications are a big part of senior year, it should not consume the culmination of the four years of hard work and memories.
New Jersey College Consulting, LLC is the top college consulting company in the tri-state area. Our college consultants work with students, grades 9-12, who are interested in pursuing a college education. In addition, our consultants work with clients throughout the country, offering our expertise through online chat sessions and phone conferencing. New Jersey College Consulting is dedicated to our clients and the college process and hope we an show you why using a college consultant will make the college application process a less stressful more enjoyable experience.