It’s never too early to start preparing for entrance to college. For freshman and sophomores, college may seem far off but junior year, a crucial year in the college planning process approaches quickly. If students aren’t taking steps early in high school, they will have a lot more work to do in Junior year.
Getting accepted to college is hard work even if you’re prepared, but the task can be a lot easier if students are proactive throughout high school. Participating in meaningful community service from the start of high school and consistently throughout the four years looks great on a student’s resume. Volunteering at nursing homes, shelters, food pantries, hospitals, just to name a few are great opportunities for students to give back to their community and provide experience toward their career choice as well.