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|Counselors, teachers, parents and friends are all good sources of information.|
Ask them any questions you have about college, in addition to doing research on your own.
Make sure you use good study habits and keep your grades up.
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|Start saving for college.|
You might want to consider signing up for a college savings account.
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|Start thinking about the courses you'll take in 9th grade and select a Peach State Pathway program of study.||Your Plan of Study|
|Explore career interests, then link to post-high school options including technical college, military, apprenticeship, and two-year and four-year colleges.|
|Be aware of transitional programs planned at the local high school and middle school to help you navigate from middle school to high school. This is a critical step and you will need information to make good decisions.|
|Find out about academic enrichment programs, including summer and weekend programs, available through your school or local colleges.|
|Don't forget about extracurricular activities like sports, performing arts, volunteer work or other activities that interest you.|
|Investigate Advanced Placement (AP) and other honors-level courses you can take in high school to help you prepare for college or earn college credit. Explore post-secondary credit opportunities including college, technical schools, special purpose schools, apprenticeships, and the military related to your selected career interest.|
|Check your CRCT scores to evaluate your skills in English, math, reading and science reasoning. It's good practice.||Getting Ready for College|