Academic Preparation

These articles offer advice on which high school courses to choose, how to make the most out of high school, and where to go for help when you need it. Paying attention to your academic preparation in high school makes it more likely that you will be accepted to the college you really want.

  • Plan your high school courses wisely 
    Colleges care about which courses you're taking in high school. Those courses show colleges what kind of goals you set for yourself. Find out whether your high school course selections match what most colleges expect you to know.
  • The GPA myth
    A high GPA is important, but it's not the only thing college recruiters are looking for in prospective students.
  • Strengthen your academic skills 
    If you think your skills aren't quite up to speed for college, don't give up. This article gives tips to help you improve your academic skills for college.