Do you have a high school junior? Winter and Spring are very busy times for Juniors wanting to go to college. Let’s focus on the NOW. Here’s a list of some things you should be doing in your prep for college admissions.
Winter is the perfect time to look at free, personalized, SAT test prep at Khan Academy. Students can take eight full-length, real practice tests and content is created in partnership with College Board (the creators of AP). We recommend getting started here before paying for a test prep tutor.
There is also the ACT test. On their site, they also offer some free prep materials.
Winter is the time to identify challenging classes for the senior year. For some students, this means honors while for others it means AP. And some students will end up taking a class or two that are mid-level courses. This is fine as long as the student also takes a good number of more challenging classes.
If your 11th-grader takes AP or other advanced classes, have him or her talk with teachers now about taking these tests in May.
Also, from the comfort of home, your student can begin attending virtual college fairs to learn more about schools.