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 3423 Think about a major Start thinking about your interests and abilities in terms of college majors. If you have a favorite subject, or a class that you do well in, learn as much as you can about the majors and careers related to that subject. Also, talk to your teachers and to your school counselor about the majors you’re considering. Take tests If you plan to go to a four-year college, you should take the ACT or the SAT in the spring of your junior year. If you need to improve your scores, you can then retake these tests in the fall of your senior year. (Two-year colleges usually don’t require the ACT or SAT.) For information on these tests, go to actstudent.org (ACT) or to sat. collegeboard.org (SAT). For advice on which tests you should take, and when to take them, see your counselor. Start saving Try to regularly put money into a college savings account. Make college a goal! Decide right now that college is a goal you are going to work toward. Let your family know that you want to go to college and ask them to help you reach your goal. Keep your goal in mind as you go to class, do your homework, and study for tests. Having college as your goal will help keep you focused and on the right track! “Some of my brother’s friends didn’t go to college. They have jobs that don’t pay very much, and they don’t seem very excited about the future. I don’t know what I want to study, but I know that I want to go to college.” Sara, high school freshman