can be a real problem, but some colleges prefer lopsided students over
well-rounded ones. They look for a serious commitment to just one or two
interests because students with that kind of focused passion can add a lot to
That is great news
for you! Just stick with the clubs or teams you stuck with for the past few
years. If you havenít, itís not too late! Simply go for the extra mile.
stress is another part of junior year, but it doesnít have to kill you. Both the
SAT and ACT are important, but not nearly as crucial as you may think.
A perfect score does
not guarantee college admission. Get a good score and move on to extracurricular
activities and competitions that show the admission officers who you are.
The college search is
another weight on a juniorís shoulders, but donít worry too much. Most college
students end up loving their school, and the odds are, wherever you go, youíll
find great classes and meet amazing people. Whatever is meant to be, was meant
So practice writing
your college essays and gather some recommendations now to get a head start.
Find a good place to study where you are free from distractions and investigate
the possibility of taking a course at a local college.
But donít work all
the time. Enjoy the freaking year! Approach that guy you like. Dance your
favorite tune in the hallways like nobodyís watching. Do crazy things with your
friends to have fun.
When youíre long gone
from high school, the memories are the only the thing youíll have, so make them