It’s your sophomore year and you might think it’s too early to start thinking about college, but the next few years are going to fly by!
Note: Many high school students start their college search process during their sophomore year. Even if you are a junior or senior, it is not too late to start!
Here are 3 tips to help you start your college search process:
1. Prepare academically.
Taking challenging courses in high school will help you prepare for the college course load and set you up for academic success. It is also very important to begin SAT/ACT prep early, if you plan to submit test scores with your application. Remember, Mercer is Test Optional so you can apply without submitting test scores.
2. Narrow down your academic interests and then visit!
One of the first steps in the college search process is to think about what you might like to study. After that, do some research and make a list of schools that offer these majors. Once you have your list, start visiting!
3. Look for what you enjoy.
What type of extracurricular activities are you currently involved in, and which schools offer those same opportunities? What are the qualities you are looking for in a college?
It is important to look for a university where you will succeed. During high school, you have time to think about what qualities you are looking for in a college. Do your research, think about your interests, and visit. Best of luck!