what I hear most often. So here's the scoop.
You may never have stopped to think about this, but it's important. It's
your life and your college education, so to increase your motivation and
your chances for success, you have to begin by being able to provide an
answer to these questions. (If you need some ideas to stimulate your
thinking, check out the list in "Start Here.")
Also, pay attention in your high school to all the announcements directed
toward college-bound students - things like ACT or SAT registration
deadlines, College Night programs and other opportunities. The academic
work, the standardized test taking and the resume building by the
activities you do outside of school will all be part of the actual
application you write up in the fall of your senior year.
Evaluating colleges begins with actually walking around and looking at a college. It means getting comfortable with the college environment and what college is all about. It means reading college brochures, searching college web sites, going through college catalogs.
The goal of Step 3 is to find the right fit between you and a college.
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