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Monday, March 5, 2018

Sophomore College Planning Tips: What you can do now

The College Planning Group Blog Post   March 2018

Sophomore College Planning Tips: What you can do now

There are many things that high school sophomores can do now to prepare for college and university. Simple steps such as evaluating your courses, activities, and summer plans can set you on the right path.

Choosing Courses
Colleges look carefully at your high school transcript. They want to see students that take challenging courses in their areas of interest.
If you’re interested in STEM, plan to take whatever science and math classes available to you, including honors, AP, and IB courses. This is the time to make sure you’re on the right academic track.

Exploring Your Interests
Sophomore year is the time to get serious about focusing and developing your interests. Zone in on classes, clubs, and activities that are related to what you want to learn about.

Quality is valued over quantity when it comes to extracurricular activities.  Colleges like to see students involved in what they are passionate about.  Zone in on what you like and not on what your friends are doing.

Summer Experience
Make summer count.  Research summer jobs and internship programs that match your interests. Set yourself up for junior year. Make planning fun!

Hope this helps!

The College Planning Group
Canton MA     800-985-8569

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