Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Students heading to college this fall have lots to do now

High school seniors still have several months to go before graduation. But teens planning to attend college next fall have a lot they should be doing now.

“It's best to start planning for college as early as possible. By starting early, you and your guidance counselor can make sure that you're taking the correct subject courses that satisfy college admission requirements and provide you with solid academic preparation,” said Fernando Planas, University of Illinois Springfield director of admissions.

To figure out which college is best for you, Planas suggests taking a close look at each school that interests you.

“A college education is an investment in your future. Plan wisely, believe in yourself, focus on your goals, work hard, ask questions and use all the resources available to you. And don't forget to have some fun along the way,” he said.

The article was published in The State Journal-Register on March 4, 2014.

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