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 182. Get good grades When you apply to a college, they will request a copy of your transcript (your high school record). This transcript will list your GPA, all of your high school courses, and all of your grades. 3. Prepare for college tests Most colleges require that applicants submit ACT or SAT scores. Colleges use these test scores to assess a student’s readiness for college level work. The more competitive the school or program, the more important these scores are. (Two-year colleges generally do not require ACT or SAT scores for admission.) More about these tests on pages 8 and 9. 4. Be involved in activities Colleges are looking for students who are active and involved in their school and community. They are also look- ing for students who have leadership abilities, unique experiences, and an interest in community service. With regards to activities, colleges are looking for quality, not quantity. While colleges are interested in seeing all of a student’s grades, they generally consider the grades earned in college prep courses to be the most important criteria for college admissions. 5