Preparing Yourself for College

January 26, 2015
January 26, 2015 ACS

With the competitive nature of getting into college, it is always helpful to know exactly what you, as a high school student, need to focus on in order to make yourself the most marketable.

Here is a list to keep in mind as you continue to excel in high school and get ready to tackle college.

  • Engage in a challenging high school curriculum

Your transcript should reflect a challenging and rigorous curriculum that could put you a step in front of other applicants.

  • Shoot for solid scores on the standardized tests

Remember that your scores on the ACT and SAT do carry considerable weight in the college admissions process. Almost every student can benefit from a specialized study program, such as one we offer at Advanced College Solutions, Inc.

  • Have “quality” involvement in activities

When you are involved in an activity, make sure it is something you are passionate about. And, as you continue to be involved, demonstrate leadership and initiative in the activity. Remember, depth, not breadth is most important.

  • Your community service

When you decide to do your community service, try to do something that demonstrates your concern for other people and/or something that has a “global view.”

  • Special awards and attributes

You have accomplished a plethora of positive things throughout your high school career, so make sure you show it. List all of your honors, awards, any evidence of an unusual talent or experience, and anything that makes you “stand out” or makes you “unique.”

  • Work, internships and/or out of school experience

Having a job or an internship throughout high school will show that you exhibit responsibility, dedication, and personal development.

  • A powerful essay

The essay you provide for the college admissions should be insightful and well-written. Again, at Advanced College Solutions, Inc., we offer programs that can help you write a powerful essay.

  • Letters of recommendation

You may need one or two letters of recommendation from a teacher, coach, or counselor that knows you well. Just remember to give this individual plenty of notice so that they can write a recommendation that will truly express who you are.

If you have any questions about the college admissions process, please contact us and set up an appointment so we can help you fulfill your dream of going to college.




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