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Tips for Freshmen

Things to do

  • Now that you're in ninth grade, it's time to get serious about your post-secondary plans.
  • Don't neglect your study habits!
  • Add to or open a college savings account
  • Talk to your school counselors, teachers, family members or trusted adults about your plans for college.
  • Keep track of your courses and grades.
  • Find out about college entrance requirements for the schools you're interested in.
  • Create a file of the following documents and notes: report cards, lists of awards and honors, school and community activities, and volunteer work.
  • Find out about AP and other honors-level courses.
  • Continue to get involved in campus and community activities.