How to Get Ready for a Pre-College Summer Program

For a high school student who is applying to go to college, a pre-college summer program is a great way to dip your toe in the water and maybe even get a little credit along the way. Before you head to your first dorm room, start a challenging summer course, or enjoy your first parent-free setting, here are a couple of tips to help you get ready.

  • Find the right program – If the school you are planning to attend offers a program, that is great. If not, try to find a school that has a beneficial program in your chosen field of study, and make sure it will count as credit toward your degree.
  • Get in the right mindset – This is going to be your first taste of college life, and quite possibly your first time away from home without your family in this type of setting. It’s not summer camp where there is always someone to tell you what time to wake up, go to bed, or what activities to pursue when you’re not in class.
  • Ask your parents for help – Whether it is learning to do your own laundry or how to cook a little or just asking advice on how to say no to drugs or other temptations which will be more prevalent away from home, give your parents the opportunity to share a little more wisdom before you embark on your adventure.

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To ensure the safety of parents, students, and staff, and to echo the concerns of the state regarding COVID-19, we will be taking our student counseling meetings and our student workshops online. 
Beginning today, Monday, March 16th, 2020, we will be conducting meetings via Zoom (a video conferencing software) until further notice.
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