Make sure you explore leaderships pursuits that interest you but at the same time will add value to your resume. For example: Organise a fundraiser for the Soweto Golf Club.
Ask two teachers and your coach to write your letters of recommendation. You should provide them with a list of your academic, sports and community service achievements which will help them write better letters.
The SAT and ACT scores matter, so talk with your school counsellor about which one to take. We recommend taking the SAT in Grade 11 and again in grade 12. If you want to study a STEM degree, the SAT Subject Tests are recommended.
Building your college list:
Once you have received your test scores, convert your high school marks to a GPA and start researching college requirements. Once you have a list of colleges that you are eligible to attend, narrow this list down to schools that have your top 3 desired degree fields. For assistance, you can speak with one of our agents, or there are many apps to aid your research.
From May to September USA colleges go on summer vacation. This is the ideal time to visit Universities. To do a college campus tour go to their website and contact the admissions offices to book a tour. During the tour make sure to talk with your guide and have a list of questions to ask during the info session. This will give you a good feel for the school, and don't forget to send a thank you email.
Be sure to clean up your Facebook, Instagram and other social media profiles. College coaches and admissions officers will review the content, and if deemed to be inappropriate, offers and scholarships will be rescinded.
Make sure to keep an eye out for the grade 12's to do list next week.