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Get Ready for College

Start preparing now

It’s easier than you think to prepare for college. However, you need to start now to increase your chances of succeeding. The good news is that there is plenty of help available.

Students in middle school who start planning early for college have a greater chance of attending college and completing a degree. Use these resources to get started today.

At a glance

  • Stay in school, study hard, and have high expectations of yourself
  • Use good study habits to achieve your goals
  • Take challenging and interesting classes
  • If you are having difficulties, get help from a tutor, teacher, or mentor
  • Become involved in school or community activities
  • Start saving for college, if you haven’t already
  • Use this site to find resources such as College Bound Scholarships that can help you pay for your college education

Checklists to prepare for college

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