You’re sailing right through your junior year, and hopefully things are moving along smoothly for you. In just a few short months, the school year will be over and you’ll officially be a senior!
While your college search will really amp up during your final year of high school, there are steps you should be taking now to help you prepare. Here is a checklist of things to think about:
- Visit colleges this summer. Take out that list of schools you’ve been working on and start planning campus visits. Most colleges offer high school discovery days during summer months; see if any will fit in your schedule.
- Evaluate your finances with your parents. It might seem like an uncomfortable conversation to have, but it’s very important to know if, and how much, they can contribute to your tuition.
- Plan for summer jobs and enrichment. If you haven’t started saving for college, consider finding a summer job to help you financially prepare for college. Plus, the work experience will look great on your school applications!
Don’t wait until your senior year to be proactive. At Sullivan University, we offer programs and camps targeted to juniors because we understand the importance of getting a jump-start on your college education. Start the process now. Later, you’ll be glad you did.
About the Author:
As the content editor for The Sullivan University System (SUS), Sherry Couture promotes all the schools and campuses that comprise the System. Prior to her role at SUS, Sherry worked as an executive casino host at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Hotel, and spent seven years in the newspaper industry in advertising. She graduated magna cum laude from Lindsey Wilson College with a bachelor’s degree in English.
In her free time, Sherry enjoys running, reading, going to concerts and traveling. She especially loves spending time outdoors with her husband, Josh.