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Tips for Sophomores

Things to do

  • Keep those grades up!
  • Talk to your parents about financial aid options.
  • Continue your conversations with your guidance counselors, teachers, family members or trusted adults about your plans for college or other paths toward a career.
  • Find out about AP and other honors-level courses for junior year.
  • Continue extracurricular activities.
  • If you have room in your schedule, consider a part-time job or volunteer position.
  • Look into participating in academic enrichment programs, summer workshops and camps with specialty focuses – such as music, arts and sciences.
  • It's not too early to start studying for standardized tests like the ACT and SAT.
  • Investigate your options for participating in concurrent enrollment next year.
  • Start thinking about what factors are important to you in choosing a college.