Blueprint for CollegeClick on the links below to read more about what YOUshould be doing to prepare for college!Maximize the High School Experience
You have arrived. And now you are embarking on a new journey that will encompass four of the most important years of your life – high school.Your job is to enjoy the next four years…have fun, study hard and take part in all that New Egypt has to offer both in and out of the classroom.And, no matter what you have heard and thought until now, it is not too early to start thinking about where you would like to be and what you would like to do when you graduate.
Become Immersed in the College and Career Process
Sophomore year is the year for expanding your horizons regarding college and career choice and the process that will lead you there. Grades and the quality of your coursework are very important. It is not too early to begin identifying potential majors and career choices and colleges you may be interested in attending. You will be taking the PSAT for the first time this year. The blueprint is all about being proactive and starting the process earlier – at least a year earlier than traditionally has been the case. That translates to sophomore year.
If you are not already serious about your grades and the rigor of your coursework, now is the time to get serious. Grades from sophomore and junior year carry the most weight in the college application process. If you have been serious all along, don’t let up now. Take as many honors and AP courses as you can and work hard; these courses can help boost your GPA so that you will stand out among the many other applicants when you begin to apply to colleges next year. Also, you will most likely want to get letters of recommendation from junior year teachers when you apply to colleges next year – now is a good time to get your teachers to know you better.
Go for It!
The time has come to pull everything together and get into the college that will best meet your needs and career goals. Senior year offers a final opportunity to extend yourself by taking some of the more challenging Honors and Advanced Placement courses that college admissions officers seek on students’ transcripts. These classes will help you stand out among all the other applicants who are competing for the shrinking ratio of spaces available.