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Although you have three more years before graduating from high school, it's still important to start your college planning process. Here are a few things you can do:
- Enroll in competitive courses (see a suggested list below) offered at your high school and earn the best grades possible.
- Pursue at least one non-academic activity such as music, art, dance, sports, or other clubs.
- Sharpen your abilities in writing, research, and basic computer knowledge. These skills will help you in high school and will be important to your success in college.
- Develop a file that includes grades, certificates, a list of your awards/ honors, your participation in school and community activities and the offices you have held. Update your resume file every semester.
Take courses to prepare for college-level study:
o Algebra I or Geometry
o Biological and Natural Sciences
o Social Science and History
o Foreign languages
• Take elective courses that meet USM’s admission standards
• Register to take the PSAT in October. Learn more at www.collegeboard.com
• Earn good grades, keep up your good study habits, and stay on top of homework
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