Sophomore Year of High School: Our Best Survival Advice

Calling all 10th graders! Check out this collection of our best advice to help you start the scholarship search, take the PSAT, and more.

You’ve survived your first year of high school and are one step closer to the college admission process. Things are about to get a lot more interesting (and hectic) during sophomore year! But have no fear—we have another collection of our best survival advice to help you conquer the year ahead. Here’s what you should know about getting into the college search mindset, testing the waters of college admission tests, saving money for college, and more. As always, if you have any questions or need further assistance, contact us anytime. We’ll try our best to help you find the answers you need!

Surviving sophomore year of high school

Getting in the college search mindset

Taking the PSAT

Researching college costs

Finding a part-time job

See, we told you things would really amp up during sophomore year! Bookmark this page for easy access when you really need it, and be sure to check out our College Search tool, Scholarship Search tool, and Lists & Rankings when you're ready to start your search. Good luck, sophomores—after this year, you'll be halfway there! 

Want a peek into the future? Find out what’s in store for junior and senior year with our College Prep Checklist for All 4 Years of High School.

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