Tips for Students Planning to Be College Freshmen in the Fall

A shocking statistic from the US Department of Education is that 1 in 3 students who graduate high school and plan to go to college this fall won’t get there. If that number is even close to accurate, high school seniors who plan on being a college freshman next fall need to make sure they stay on track. Here are a few tips to help you.

  • Read the mail you receive from colleges – If you are a high school senior, you probably get a ton of junk mail from schools. But you need to open all of it. Otherwise, you could miss an acceptance letter, a scholarship chance, or some other important information from your school of choice.
  • Check your email daily – This includes looking at your junk mail or spam folder to make sure contact from a college didn’t end up there by accident. Because of the sheer volume of students that colleges are emailing, some email clients interpret this as spam. You don’t want to miss out.
  • Maintain a to-do list – There are a lot of things that you need to do regarding the school you will be attending in the fall. Create a to-do list and write deadlines on it, so you don’t miss something crucial like a tuition payment or course selection due date.

Get Help Staying on Track for the Fall

College Planning Source can also help you stay on track so that you know what needs to be done and how long you have to accomplish it. This will give you the best chance of reaching your goal to start college as a freshman this fall. Contact us today at 858.676.0700, or you can submit an online inquiry.

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