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  • Am i suppose to fill out college applications sophmore year of highschool
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    03-02-2012, 01:42 PM
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Foal
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So I am a sophmore on highschool and I have decided on tha college I want to go to do you think I schould go ahead and fill out my app
     
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    03-02-2012, 01:45 PM
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Foal
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    03-02-2012, 01:58 PM
  #3
Ink
Weanling
That's great that you've found a college that interests you! But you're better off waiting till at least the end of your junior year to start applying. I'm not sure that most colleges will even accept applications from you this early.

What you can do now is work hard and make sure you meet or surpass all of their admission requirements to boost your chances of getting in.
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    03-04-2012, 06:47 PM
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Weanling
I would wait until the end of your junior year or your senior year. I'm a junior and I'm not still completely sure where I want to go, or what exactly I want to do. You might change your mind between now and then.

For now just focus on getting good grades and making sure you meet the requirements for colleges you are interested in.
     
    03-04-2012, 08:15 PM
  #5
Yearling
No point in applying now - you'll do that in the spring of your junior year if you want to try for early decision.

What you want to do now is to figure out what kinds of things will really make your application stand out for that school (activities, leadership stuff, other kinds of experiences...different schools like to see different kinds of things) and how you're going to finance it all. Unless your folks are really loaded, college is going to be pretty expensive, and if you can round up some scholarships, grants, etc. that will make it easier on whoever is footing the bill. Start looking around for likely financial aid (there are people at your school who can probably help with that, and if not there, you can look on line) and get your ducks in a row to make yourself really attractive to the people/groups/organizations/businesses who provide the scholarships.

And keep your grades up! :)
     
    03-05-2012, 02:50 AM
  #6
Green Broke
Even if you don't apply now, if the course you have chosen requires you to write an essay, do an interview or make a portfolio, you could start considering what you would say, write or do now so you are prepared later on. Even though you have chosen your place don't rule out all others, keep your eyes and ears open, a lot can change over a couple of years.
     
    03-05-2012, 03:35 AM
  #7
Started
Ha ha me too! I found a college but im not 100% set on it yet, but I think I might be. And yah Junior year would be the time to send the application.
     
    03-05-2012, 03:41 AM
  #8
Trained
As stated before, there would be no point in applying now. When you send your application, they're going to want your transcript and an ACT and/or SAT score. You're only half way done with what your final high school GPA will be, meaning your transcript isn't nearly complete. Can you even take the ACT/SAT as a sophomore..? I would also look up your intended college's automatic acceptance scores, if they have them and aim to get that or higher on your SAT/ACT.

I didn't apply to my college until the fall of my senior year while I toured it. I got a 26 on my ACT and my university's automatic acceptance is 21. In fact, if you score higher than the automatic acceptance, you're quite likely to get a scholarship of some sort. I did...until they got rid of it after my freshman year. Grr.
     
    03-05-2012, 09:39 AM
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Ink
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Poseidon    
Can you even take the ACT/SAT as a sophomore..? I would also look up your intended college's automatic acceptance scores, if they have them and aim to get that or higher on your SAT/ACT.
Yes you can take the ACT as early as you want. Heck I even took it in 6th grade as part of the honors program I was in and scored high enough to get into most colleges around here

I think it's good to go ahead and take it early. That way if you don't score as well as you'd like you have plenty of time to study up and try again. Also check your chosen college's requirements. The ACT has a written portion that was optional when I took it, but that's been a good 6-7 years ago so it might have changed. But some colleges require it and some don't.
     
    03-05-2012, 01:20 PM
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Foal
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well it is called Meredith manor equine college i'm going to take western riding and training classes
     

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