Here’s the go-to list that every college applicant should read (and follow). Yes, parents, you can read it, but be sure to pass it along to your prospective college student son or daughter.
1. Challenge yourself. You may be tempted to slack off in high school, but this is exactly the time when you should be pushing yourself. Don’t shrug off the AP or the honors classes. And, yes, college admissions offices look at all your high school grades.
2. Get to know your teachers. When it comes to college recommendations, having a strong relationship with a teacher who believes in you goes a long way to convincing a college admissions officer you’re a worthy candidate.
3. Show your depth. A lot of random extra-curricular activities just show you’re busy; it doesn’t show a depth of commitment. Find your passion and stick with it. This is good advice for life too.