Tenth Grade

  1. Take English, math, science, history, and foreign language classes; if appropriate, take Honors and/or Advanced Placement classes.
  2. Continue to pursue your extracurricular and leadership activities in depth - both in and out of school.
  3. Get acquainted with college guides such as The College Board's College Handbook; look up the requirements and standards of the colleges which interest you.
  4. Begin to call or write those colleges for information and brochures.
  5. Consider buying and using one of the practice books such as Barron's How to Prepare for the SAT.
  6. Take the PSAT in October for practice.
  7. If you are a strong student, consider taking the College Board SAT II: Subject Tests in May in subjects you will complete this year (biology, chemistry, world history, etc.).
  8. Again, make good use of your summer. You might wish to consider one of the summer programs for high school students offered by various colleges.
  9. Talk with current college students and their parents - a great resource!
  10. Keep on reading for pleasure! This will have an impact on your SAT scores!
  11. Make good use of the resources available in the library.