Preparing for the future can be a scary task; how do you know what to do when? Families often struggle with what steps they should be taking to determine the next step past high school. While we encourage students to find their passion, and there are plenty of great options for working after high school, the following is focused on the college search and application process.
Here is what students who plan to attend college should be doing at this time of year.
Apply for school….now
College Board recommends applying to at least 4 schools
Communicating with the counselor for transcript submissions
Start working on scholarship opportunities
Be considering majors to determine what you are interested in
Start talking to college representatives when they come to school
Begin planning college visits for the spring and summer
Schedule your ACT and/or SAT
Work hard in your classes
Develop relationships with teachers
Take practice ACTs or SATs
Start comparing colleges to see what you like or don’t like
Not sold on college? Start exploring all of your options.
Develop solid study habits and work to get good grades; your transcript follows you. Utilize your Ohio Means Jobs account to help narrow down career options.
Be open minded to opportunities
Sometimes finding out you don’t like something is as valuable as finding something you do like.
Your counselor will visit your classes to start you on the Ohio Means Jobs website to start taking career interest inventories
Save this information and explore the website with your family