Get Set for College
We know you are constantly bombarded with advice about your future – advice from your parents, your relatives and from your school counselor. Unfortunately, UBMS is about to give you more advice about planning for college. It is important that you guys get this information, so please take some time to read the following.
Know Yourself & Your Reasons for Attending College
Take a little time to think about the kind of person you are. For example, are you a self-starter, or do you need someone to motivate you? Do you like being part of a crowd, or would you rather be alone or in a small group? How important is being close to home and family?
What about your academic accomplishments? How comfortable are you with academic challenges? Throughout high school, you should carefully prepare for the academic challenges ahead. Remember, colleges will place greatest emphasis on your performance in core courses. And when students take one or more Courses for Success, including advanced mathematics courses beyond Algebra II as well as Biology, Chemistry and Physics, they have the best chance to be ready to enter college.
Interests and Activities
Don’t forget to think about your outside-of-school and extracurricular activities. By broadening your experiences, you will be more likely to match your interests with college program options and future employment possibilities.
Typical Reasons for Attending College
- Increasing earning power
- Career preparation
- Learning opportunities
- Studying new and different subjects
- Involvement in extracurricular activities
- Meeting new and interesting people
- Achieving a personal goal
- Influence of family and friends
*ACT-Get Set for College (for TEXAS Parents and Students)*
Get more about college using College Board’s Big future website.