Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3422 Take the right courses Most four-year colleges recommend that students take the following college prep courses in high school: u 4 years of English u 3 years of math (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II) u 3 years of science u 2-3 years of the same foreign language u 3 years of social studies u 1 year of fine or performing arts Get involved Colleges want to see that students are involved in meaningful activi- ties. They look for focus and commitment (being involved in the same activity for several years) and for evidence of leadership (officer of a club, captain of a team, etc.). Colleges are particularly impressed with students who have special talents, and with those who have done community service (volunteered at a hospital, animal shelter, charity event, etc.). How to Prepare for College To prepare for college, work hard and get the best grades possible. The higher your grades, the more college choices you will have. Remember, you aren’t working to get good grades for your parents or for anyone else. You are working hard in school for yourself—and for your future! PART III Prepare for College