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 3424 This section will tell you what you need to do at each grade level to prepareforcollege.Foradditionalinformationorforpersonaladvice, see your counselor. Middle school Students who do well in middle school are much better prepared for high school. Also, the grades that students earn in middle school are often used todeterminewhichcoursestheyareabletotakeinhighschool. Astudent’s grade in 8th grade math, for example, might be used to determine which math course he/she will be able to take in 9th grade. Freshman year - Ninth grade When you become a freshman, everything starts to “count.” Your freshman grades will be used to figure your GPA, and all of your freshman courses, grades, and credits will be on your transcript. Freshman activities, honors, and awards can also be listed on college and scholarship applications. Establish good study habits, get involved in activi- ties, and work hard to get good grades. “I learned the hard way how important freshman grades are. My grades weren’t very good my freshman year and now my grade point average is a lot lower than it should be.” Mia, high school junior Sophomore year - Tenth grade In addition to working hard in school and being involved in activities, try to identify your abilities, interests, and talents. Some schools give college teststhathelpsophomorespreparefortheACTand/orSAT. Yourcounselor will have information on the tests offered at your school. College Timeline