Getting a job in today’s economy is a lot different than what it was like even 20 years ago. Nowadays, students just graduating from high school need to earn their bachelor’s or even master’s degree so they can find a career that pays a decent salary.
Back in the good old days, most people who graduated high school did not go off to college because they didn’t need a college degree for most jobs. Today, if students graduate from high school and they don’t go off to college, they will end up likely working a blue collar job and at a low rate. This is difficult to raise a family on, rather live on alone. With that said, here’s how today’s high school students can prepare for college.
Keeping Your Head in the Books
All too often high school seniors start to slack off when senior year rolls around. They have the belief that the past three years of good high school grades will be good enough for them to enter in any college they want. Students need to realize that colleges look at their senior year grades as well and in a few cases, getting accepted may hinge on how well they do in their senior year. So as much as seniors want to slack off, they still need to keep their heads in the books so they can get accepted into their top college picks.
Take College Entrance Exams Early
Both colleges and universities require high school graduates to take college entrance exams so they can gauge how much they have learned over the past 12 years in school. Many students end up taking college entrance exams in their junior year of high school. To get the highest scores possible, students need to study well in advance for these exams. The schools look at these scores when it comes to qualifying for scholarships and grants, which will reduce the total cost of education and they don’t need to be paid back.
These are two very important ways that high school students can prepare for college. As long as students keep their heads in the books and score well on college entrance exams, they will be able to get into a good college where they can earn their bachelor’s degree.