• Freshman (9)

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    Lakisha Bostick

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    Planning your Freshman Year

    Freshman Planning Steps CFNC Links

    Now that you're in 9th grade, it's time to get serious about your post-secondary plans.
    By starting early, you'll be better prepared.


    Explore Programs and Majors

    Don't neglect your study habits!
    Keep up the good work, and continue to improve your study skills.


    Successful Study Techniques

    Talk to your guidance counselors, teachers, family members or trusted adults about your plans for college.
    If you're not sure if college is the best option for you, talk to your counselor.



    Find out about college entrance requirements for the schools you're interested in.


    College Matching Assistant

    Create a file of the following documents and notes:
    report cards, lists of awards and honors, school and community activities, and volunteer work.



    Start thinking about the colleges you want to attend.


    Explore Schools

    Find out about AP and other honors-level courses.



    Continue to get involved in campus and community activities.



    If you didn't take it last year, take the ACT EXPLORE test to evaluate your skills in English, math, reading and science reasoning.
    It's good practice and your scores won't count towards your college application.


    ACT Explore Website
    How are you spending your summer?
    Volunteering and educational programs can help give you a better idea about what kind of training or career would be right for you.