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Untitled. What high school students can do now to prepare for college. High School Action Plan. Your grandparents, or at least your great-grandparents, can probably remember a time when high school was a strictly optional educational opportunity that could prepare students to land a decent real-world job.

High School Action Plan

In this day and age, high school is basically mandatory, and in most cases, its main purpose has become preparing students for college. While it might not seem like it, the classes you take and activities you do in high school play a role in shaping you as both a member of society and as a college applicant. Even if you are planning on attending a community college or a less-selective state college, you will still need to successfully fulfill basic requirements in order to progress to a level of education that can help you achieve your career goals, and if you want to gain admission to highly selective colleges or have a shot at winning scholarships, you will have to accomplish even more. High School Action Plans by School Year. Helping college students with financial planning. KNOXVILLE (WATE) – For many college students, it’s the first time they’re handling their responsibilities on their own and it can lead to a lot of debt and bad credit.

Helping college students with financial planning

Leading Edge Financial Planning CPA Kevin Gormley teaches a personal finance course at Maryville College. He teaches students how to manage their money and work toward making money while in school. “I think it’s about expectations. I think parents and students need to have expectations. You shouldn’t really wait until you go off to school.

Untitled. 7 things high school sophomores should be doing. (MoneyWatch) This is the second part of a series on what high school students should be doing each year to prepare for college.

7 things high school sophomores should be doing

Here is the first part: If you will be a high school sophomore in the fall, the prospects of going to college should be becoming more real. As a sophomore, here are seven things you can do to get ready for that milestone: College Planning - Extracurriculars Matter ? To You and to Colleges. Getting involved in clubs, sports, work or other pursuits outside the classroom can give you new skills and help you learn about yourself — and can be fun.

College Planning - Extracurriculars Matter ? To You and to Colleges

Here’s something else you should know: Extracurriculars also play a part when you apply to colleges. Most college applications ask about your activities. Prepare for College. Thinking about college, career, technical, or trade school, or graduate school?

Prepare for College

There’s so much to consider when it comes to getting ready for college: where to go, what to study, how to apply, how to pay for it all, and more. It’s never too early—or too late—to explore your options for college or career school. We’ll walk through some key steps in preparing for college and provide resources that can help you along the way. You’ll have to take the time to research and understand your options, but you don’t have to do it alone. We’re here to help! Study finds big gaps between student and employer perceptions. WASHINGTON -- It turns out that college students are being well-prepared for their future careers -- at least in their own minds.

Study finds big gaps between student and employer perceptions

Ask employers, and it's a very different picture. The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) asked groups of employers and college students a series of similar questions about career preparation.