First Steps Toward College

A Website Resource for Middle and High School Students
WHEN Should I Begin Thinking About College?
It is never too early to plan for college. You may want to start thinking about the possibilities now, but you definitely should begin seriously thinking about college when you enter the middle school grades (6th through 8th grade).
"College" means
  • public and private four-year colleges and universities,
  • two-year community colleges or junior colleges, and
  • career schools.
Pretend that you could create the perfect college. What type of school would be just right for you?
Answer the following questions to help you create your dream school.
1. Where would this college be located (State, city)?
2, What size would the school be?
3. What classes would you take (computer, theater)?
4. What types of social activities would be offered (sports, clubs)?