The Mandatory Action Steps from High School to College for Grades 9-12

The Mandatory Action Steps from High School to College for Grades 9-12

This week's newsletter will provide you and your teen a year by year check list for those mandatory actions steps to get your teen from high school to the 'right' college almost stress free! If your teen is just beginning high school, be aware that freshmen year is often labeled an adjustment year and colleges are well aware of that. However, colleges don't like to see an overwhelming amount of 'adjustment' –  several poor grades.   Take challenging courses – regardless of the year – is always recommended. A 'B' in a challenging course vs. an 'A' in a regular class is more recognized. Challenging courses also prepare your teen for the typical college workload. Begin to develop a relationship with your counselor. Not only can this person be a good source for college recommendations, but the counselor will also be able to recommend what courses your teen should take over the next four years. Find a good tutor if your teen...
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