Middle School: College Checklist

ms checklist

When it comes to college, there are so many questions, how do I apply for college, what do I need to do to prepare and the list goes on. Below is a checklist for the students from the Middle School.

  • Get off to a good start! Study hard, develop strong study habits and turn in all assignments!
  • Start thinking about what classes will best prepare you for high school.
  • Take pre-algebra or algebra 1 if possible.
  • Start saving your money and learn about different financial aid programs from your school counselor or teachers.
  • Get involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Volunteer. It is a great way to learn about your community, meet new people, learn new things and explore careers.
  • Start thinking about what you want to do when you grow up.
  • Get to know your teachers and guidance counselor.
  • Get involved with the Legacy Scholars program.
  • Find a mentor, someone you want to be like. It could be a family member or family friend or any positive person you feel could help guide you on your journey through school and into college.
  • Be a leader and be your own person.
  • Visit the high school you are planning to attend.
  • Take challenging classes in middle school to prepare you for high school.
  • Don't be too shy to ask questions. Ask dependable, experienced people who have the answers you seek.
  • Visit a local college campus.
  • Read, read, read!