Sign up for strong courses and make studying your number one priority.
Work up to your potential—the grades you earn become part of your Grade Point Average (GPA).
Participate in extracurricular activities.
Begin to work on your community service hours requirement for graduation.
Make your summer meaningful. Consider summer school, a part-time job, volunteer work, or other enrichment opportunities.
Begin looking at strong courses to take in 10th grade.
When on vacation, drive through and walk around college campuses just to get the feel of different types of schools.
Take the PSAT.
•Create a log including all extracurricular activities, awards, community service, and honors. Update it every season.
•Get involved in extracurricular activities. Colleges are looking for well-rounded students.
•Start off the year right by making good grades.
•Make sure you are enrolled in challenging classes.
•Sophomore year, take the PSAT. The PSAT is preparation for the SAT.
•Attend college fairs in the area.
•Sign up for challenging classes for the following year.
•Colleges look for volunteer hours, so start early with meaningful community service and leadership positions.