Custom college advisor from CardinalCollegePlanning? Prioritize taking advanced courses in areas that will be relevant to your potential future area of postsecondary study and align with your strengths and interests. If you are a future English major who will struggle to pull a “C” in AP Statistics, opt for a less rigorous math class. Likewise, if you are a future CS major with an aversion to poetry, you may want to reconsider taking AP English Literature and Composition. However, for those aiming to attend elite universities, a general rule would be to select the toughest course in which you believe you can earn at least a “B.”
Read at least 30 minutes every day, beyond study and homework. Read what interests you – magazines, novels, whatever. People who read more know more. And when you take PSAT/NMSQT™, ACT, and SAT® tests, knowing more will really pay off. You take the PSAT/NMSQT or ACT as a junior (or even as a sophomore). So you have a few semesters before then to take the solid math and other courses that get you ready. How do you know all the right moves to get into college? Ask someone who’s done it. Get to know your counselors. Ask a career planner at a local college, or a trusted teacher. Do Web research.
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