Blogs Menu

Blogs
View Latest Posts
View Subscriptions
Posting Instructions

Active Bloggers

Kamal Imani Kamal Imani
New York Inst of Tech class of 1997
LaMarr Blackmon LaMarr Blackmon
Cal St Univ, Long Beach class of 1992
Kennedy Williams Kennedy Williams
Spelman College class of 2020
HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Will Moss Will Moss
Hampton University class of 1995
Reggie Culpepper Reggie Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
Lizzie  Weakley Lizzie Weakley
class of
Hannah Whittenly Hannah Whittenly
Cal St Univ, Sacramento class of 2010

How High Schoolers Prepare for an Informed College Education

How High Schoolers Prepare for an Informed College Education
Posted By: Anica Oaks on May 05, 2021

High school and college education play a critical role in determining one’s future. The kind of effort and time that you dedicate to preparing for college education will determine your college experience. Therefore, it is important for you to take necessary actions while in high school in order to prepare yourself for college. Below are some of the ways that you can prepare for an informed college education.

Consult With Your School Counselor

Your school counselor plays a critical role in determining the college you will attend. They are responsible for writing your recommendation letters, submitting your transcripts and all other documents that you may require to enroll for college. You therefore need to start interacting with your school counselor right from your freshman year in high school. Talk to them about your goals and career aspirations so that they advise you accordingly.

Start Researching Colleges

It is important for you to be aware of each college’s specific requirements so that you can make informed decisions concerning them. If possible, make a visit to those colleges so that you may experience at first hand the kind of student life that is there. This might also give you an opportunity to interact with admission counselors and have a discussion with them. You might also want to think about going to school online.



Online high school prepares students for life after high school. The curriculum will help you to excel academically and equip you with the requisite skills that come in handy in your college experience.

Engage in Volunteer Work and Community Service

Just like in the job market, your engagement in community service and volunteer work will give you an edge when applying to college. This is especially important when you are applying for a scholarship. In fact, college admission counselors advise students to start participating in volunteer work right from their freshman year in high school. You will get some work experience and social skills that will be of help in your college experience. Such activities also provide you with an opportunity to network, which is especially important in college.

Take Advanced Classes

It would be best if you take advanced courses while in high school. This will enable you to prepare for the rigorous course work that you will face in college. In addition, they come as an added advantage in your college application as it shows you took the most challenging courses available, which is a sign of college preparedness.

Remember, the choices and actions that you take while in high school have an impact on your college education. Therefore, take time and talk to your school counselor as well as doing your own research so that you are well prepared for college.
If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Constantly Studying? How to Fuel Your Education
4 Types of Franchises You Can Choose From for Your First Business Venture
What Makes a Great Political Candidate?
Tips and Solutions for Making College More Affordable
How to Use a Job in Sales to Expand Your Resume and Skill Set
How Challenging Yourself in High School Makes You a Better College Student
Latest Blogs
The Funny Truth about Buffalo Wings

The Funny Truth about Buffalo Wings

This is a true story and is funny so I had to share it. Kamal Imani the Unorthodox Guru #unorthodoxguru #kamalimani #buffalowings ...more
Kamal Imani • 27 Views • June 18th, 2021
JUNETEENTH 2021 Is Here There Will Be Festivals Across The Us Get Out & Support Black Reperations!!!

JUNETEENTH 2021 Is Here There Will Be Festivals Across The Us Get Out & Support Black Reperations!!!

Come Out & Support Black Business & My Company YUM-E-B Fresh Juice & Snack Hive, We'll Sting Your Taste Buds SATURDAY JUNE 19TH AT 11 AM PST – 5 PM PST JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL 2021 TOMORROW AT 11 ...more
LaMarr Blackmon • 35 Views • June 18th, 2021
Charlotte NC Emcee Me-KL Is Back With Gritty New Video

Charlotte NC Emcee Me-KL Is Back With Gritty New Video "Little Words" Available On All Digital Platforms.

#Me-KL Digital Content Links Below!! His New Single "Little Words" Is Available On All Digital Platforms. Check Out New Video Below: https://youtu.be/VSdiZ1UjFcc IG: TheArtistMe_KL Gmail: ...more
LaMarr Blackmon • 48 Views • June 18th, 2021
Are You a Bag Lady?

Are You a Bag Lady?

Please do some spring cleaning before you let the new partner in. Why ish on him? #baglady #relationships #dating #cruise #vacation #erykahbadu #kamalimani #unorthodoxguru ...more
Kamal Imani • 31 Views • June 17th, 2021
How College Students Can Make Car Maintenance More Affordable

How College Students Can Make Car Maintenance More Affordable

It's safe to say that unless you have a wealthy family, college is likely going to be financially difficult. For many college students, one of their biggest expenses next to room and board is their ve ...more
Hannah Whittenly • 14 Views • June 17th, 2021
Popular Blogs
Divorce in America in 2009 – What’s love got to do, got to do with it?

Divorce in America in 2009 – What’s love got to do, got to do with it?

Join Brother Marcus and the cast and the crew of the Brother Marcus Show live this Sunday evening on February 1, 2009 @ 8:00 p.m. for another hot topic in our community! “Divorce in America in 2009 ...more
Brother Marcus! • 21,107,750 Views • January 27th, 2009
VISINE ALERT!!!

VISINE ALERT!!!

Seemingly innocent medication such as Visine eyedrops are used by people to concoct a mixture with similar effects as a date-rape drug. When mixed with alcohol and taken orally, the eyedrops can l ...more
Siebra Muhammad • 51,484 Views • May 23rd, 2009
THE MOST FAMOUS WORDS IN NASCAR RACING IS NOW

THE MOST FAMOUS WORDS IN NASCAR RACING IS NOW "GOTCHA" THIEF !

IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS FOLKS: Some of our Republican senators and congressman..are Swearing & Wearing White Sheets Also ..NASCAR was given 70million dollars in tax breaks ..in the New Fiscal Cliff Deal ...more
David Right • 44,847 Views • December 28th, 2012
Black College Student Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Kissing a White Girl

Black College Student Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Kissing a White Girl

Albert N. Wilson, a former University of Kansas student, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and a lifetime of probation after being convicted by an all-white jury of raping a white teen girl. Bu ...more
Will Moss • 38,931 Views • June 4th, 2020
Black History Daily:  Who Was the First Black Female Dentist?

Black History Daily: Who Was the First Black Female Dentist?

In 1890 Ida Gray Nelson Rollins (1867-1953) became the first black woman to earn a doctor of dental surgery degree in the United States. She graduated from the University of Michigan in June. Nelson ...more
Stacie Coulter • 25,102 Views • August 22nd, 2011
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!