The tips on how to get into college depend upon many factors, starting with which college you’d like to get into and their specific requirements. For instance, it’s often easier to enter into a community college than a college, like, let’s say Harvard. It also depends upon your age. If you’re entering college straight out of high school at the age of 18/19 years old, then you should start planning by the 9th grade.
If you’re an adult learner, entering college comes with the difficulty of having not been in school for such-and-such amount of years. But if you’re bright, you’ll be alright. And even if you feel like you might not be so bright, you’ll still be alright because colleges often offer tutoring and extra help to individuals that may need a little extra help or a boost.
Tips for High School Students
If you’re a high school student planning on entering college, then you’ll want to start preparing for college by your freshman year in high school. Some of the ways that you can prepare for college is with good attendance, getting good grades in all of your classes and maybe even including some classes that are more challenging.
Some colleges also look at whether or not you participated in sports or any extracurricular clubs and activities both in your school or within your community. When your college of choice views your transcript, you want it to speak volumes about what you’ll bring to the table as a student in their school.
The last thing you want to do in high school is get into trouble and/or slack off. Most colleges also require students to have ACT and/or SAT scores included with the student’s application. If you take these tests early, it looks better for you as it shows determination and the drive to succeed.
Tips for Adult Learners
Getting into college for an adult learner involves filling out the college application, providing a high school diploma or GED, applying for financial aid and/or student loans, and taking a college placement test. The adult learner must pass the college placement test in order to enter college.
For both High School Students and Adult Learners
When choosing a college to attend, do your research and be honest on your application. Make sure to choose a college that’s accredited and you’ll also want to consider the cost of tuition per semester. Remember that tuition cost will vary widely per college.