5. Sign up for college related events/opportunities! Many schools offer college campus tours or host college information nights. Sign up for these opportunities and involve your family! Going on college campus tours can introduce you to campuses that you might be interested in attending. You can also ask campus representatives specific questions about the college. Attending college nights at school with your parents and family will also show your teachers that you are motivated to go to college. This gives your parents an opportunity to learn about how they can help prepare you for a higher education. If your school has college prep programs such as GEAR UP, TRIO, or AVID, take advantage of them.
6. Choose your high school classes carefully! The foundational classes for college include English, Math, Social Studies, Sciences, and a foreign language as a basis. Make sure that you are taking all the classes you need to graduate from high school. If you already have an idea about the major you want to pursue in college, try taking classes that relate to that major. For example, if you want to be an architect and plan on majoring in architecture in college, try taking a woodshop class in high school.