Steps to Take Before You Apply

Do you know how to prepare for college? It starts well before you pack your suitcase or even before you select schools to apply to. It begins while you’re still in high school with identifying your goals for life after graduation, honing your life skills and strengthening your social and emotional skills. As you build these skills and refine your goals, you can begin to consider the schools you may attend. You may have heard the phrase, “It’s not just what you do, it’s how you do it that counts.” This holds true during the college selection and application process. Take some time to read through this section to learn what’s important when thinking about this process, including having an honest discussion with yourself as to whether college is the best or only option for you.