College Counseling Recommendations 9th-12th Grade

9th grade:

  • Meet with a college counselor: Your counselor can help you review your classes to make sure your high school course load will meet college admission requirements.
  • Enroll in extracurricular activities, sports, and volunteer work to see what interests you.

10th grade:

  • Prepare for the PSAT and take it in October.
  • Add AP classes to your academic roster if you haven’t yet.
  • Browse College Scorecard to see what types of schools interest you.

11th grade:

  • Start studying for the SAT/ACT and AP exams.
  • Stay on track with your classes and grades.
  • Start visiting colleges to see where you envision yourself as a student.
  • Use the U.S. Department of Labor’s career search tool to research your career options.

12th grade:

  • Retake the SAT/ACT exam if needed.
  • Research deadlines for the FAFSA and any available state financial aid.
  • Ask for letters of recommendation, write your college application essays, and create an academic resume.
  • Consider if early admissions options are right for you and complete college applications.

Overall, college counseling plays a pivotal role in starting you on the right track and keeping you on schedule until you get into your dream school.

Konvva Academy – Here’s Your Back-to-School Recommendations: September Newsletter

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