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College Planning - Freshmen

Starting On Your Path To College:
  1. Meet with your counselor and start planning your four-year class plan. Plan a challenging program of classes to take! The courses you take in high school show colleges what kind of goals you set for yourself.
  2. Visit on campus resources: go to the Library, Counseling Offices, and the College & Career Center to become familiar with all they have to offer.
  3. Establish strong study habits and time management techniques.
  4. Read for enjoyment! The best way to prepare for the rigors of college is to read.
  5. Get involved with extracurricular activities that interest you: join sports teams and/or clubs with activities that you enjoy. Colleges look at more than just your academic record for admission. It’s important that you demonstrate your abilities outside the classroom too!
  6.  Explore and participate in community service.
  7. If you need academic help, see your teacher or stop in to see your counselor to discuss where you need assistance and what resources are available to help you succeed.
  8. Before the year ends, investigate and get involved with academic enrichment programs, summer workshops and camps with specialty focuses such as music, arts and science.
  9. Create your resume on Naviance. This is a great way to keep track of all your activities from freshman through senior year at PVPHS.
  10. Visit colleges anywhere and everywhere you go. Getting a sense of various college campuses and their unique environments will be helpful for your high school journey.


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