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Getting your graduating senior prepared for the next big chapter

Usually, during senior year of high school, many students are excited about graduation and the next chapter in their lives. Whether it be college, trade school, or the military, preparation is vital. Having an organizational plan or map of steps to take towards each process should help make the transition easier, and make senior year a little less stressful. Here are some helpful tips to pass along to a graduating senior to do just that.

Credit Check: Schedule a meeting with your advisor or grad counselor to make sure all of your credits and classes are for graduation. Check transcripts as well to help keep track of your classes as well your G.P.A.

Test Prep: Register early for any tests including pre-tests for ASVAB, SAT, ACT, Compass Placement, etc. When done first, this will give you extra time to study and take the tests more than once so you can try to increase your score.

Study Schedule: Plan and organize a study schedule. For example, you can choose Mon, Wed, and Friday for one hour each. If your school has after school SAT or ACT test prep, be sure to sign up and take advantage of those significant opportunities as well.


Research & Apply: If you’re going the college route, research colleges and be sure to pay attention to details about the college to include housing and surrounding locations, (if away from home). If you haven’t already done so, start applying for as many applicable scholarships as possible. Getting involved in volunteer opportunities are great way to get involved as well because it looks great on college applications and also a great time to give back to the community.

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