Prepare for College
It is never too early to plan for college. If you take the right courses and are aware of required tests from the beginning of your high school career, you can make a smooth transition in to the university. Some students and their families begin to plan as early as the sixth grade.
Developing a good set of study skills and setting a higher standard for the grades you earn can be an important factor for getting into the university that you choose. Families can help by allowing students time during the week to focus on their schoolwork and by encouraging academic achievement.
Find out if there are any programs or clubs available at your school to support students who are interested in going to college and join them. (AVID, Future Leaders, etc.)
This may also me a good time to begin saving for college expenses.
Begin to study college entrance exams. Tutorial books and courses are available for both the SAT and ACT.
Take the opportunity to participate in the EAP in the 11th grade. You may earn exemptions from CSU-required English and math placement tests.
Additional planning tools may be found at CSUMentor.