8 Ways to Prep for College ...

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Most high school students share one fear - college.

A lot of people get stressed out when they think about getting rejected from the college or university of their choice.

But have no fear!

This article will help you start prepping for college...2

1. Join a Sport's Team

Join a Sport's Team

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A lot of universities look at whether you've played a sport or not.

Plus, being involved in sports is a great way to stay active.

You can also earn scholarships from playing certain sports, which will help you a lot.

2. Join a Club or Other after School Activities

Join a Club or Other after School Activities

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Along with sports, colleges also look at whether you've been involved in some sort of after school activity.2

A few good examples would be SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving), community outreach, or even a foreign language club.

This is also a good way to meet new people, and just have fun!

3. Maintain a Good GPA Throughout Your High School Years

Maintain a Good GPA Throughout Your High School Years

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Maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA is a very good idea.

Colleges look at your cumulative GPA, and depending on your ACT/SAT scores universities won't even consider letting someone with a low GPA in.

But no worries, if you have troubles with your high school grades, you can go to a community college first, and maintain a good GPA there, then transfer to a higher university.

4. Do Well on the ACT Test

Do Well on the ACT Test

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During your junior year of high school, you'll be taking the ACT.

This test is very important, and is a huge factor in determining what college/university you can get into.

It's a very wise idea to pay attention in class when you're prepping for the ACT.

Also, they have books you can purchase that will give you a good idea on what the ACT will be like.

And even if you do get a low score, you can always retake it.

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