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How should I be preparing for the college search as a high school freshman?

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Charlotte M. Klaar, Ph.D.Charlotte M. Klaar, Ph.D.
Director
Klaar College Consulting LLC
Do your best in all your classes so you don’t close doors for yourself. You may not think you want to do something as a freshman, but that may change once you are a junior. Therefore, leave all your options open by taking the most intense curriculum that you can succeed in and get high grades in all your classes. Take part in a range of school activities that are meaningful to you and do the same ones each year. Do community service consistently throughout high school. With these credentials, you will have a good range of choices when you begin the college search in earnest.