How To Get Into College
Are you thinking about that time when you will no longer be in high school? College can be a great option for some. It can allow them to learn new skills before they enter the workplace. It can also let you learn newfound interests. If you are going to get into college however, there is a lot of preparation you will need to do.
1.) Most colleges require an entrance exam. These are usually the SAT or ACT. Click here to register for the SAT. Click here to register for the ACT. These tests do require a fee, but you may be able to have it waived by talking to your guidance counsellor if you have trouble paying it.
Before you take one of these tests, make sure that you practice. This is a site that will give you practice test questions for free. This is another free site that offers test preparation. If you prefer books check out these titles in the library:
Barron's how to prepare for the new SAT-378.166 GRE
Panic plan for the SAT -378.1 CAR
2.) Keep your grades as high as you can. This will make it easier to get into college, and to get scholarship money from a school.
3.) Do some volunteer work. This can look very good on your application. In fact, some colleges require volunteer work before you can graduate.
4.) Apply for federal aid using the FAFSA. It can get you a lot of money for school because Pennsylvania uses it too. And the type of money can include grants, which do not have to be paid back. Make sure you apply as soon as you have done your taxes during your senior year. Click here for more information, and to file.
5.) Apply to as many schools as you can. The more schools that you apply to, the more schools that can accept you. Even if they all accept you, the amount of aid they offer can be different. Besides, you choose which one you like best. For more information on the application process, contact the school you wish to apply to.
You might want to look at these books to get a better idea:
College applications step by step - 378.1 VanRaalte
The College Board college handbook 2005-REF 378.73 COL
The College Board scholarship handbook 2005-REF 378.3 COL