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Getting Ready For College Examining Your Freshmen Year
Do Freshmen Grades Count? YES!!!!!!! Your freshmen grades absolutely count! Right now, seniors are applying to 4 year college campuses. Currently, the only grades they are able to submit to colleges are their freshmen, sophomore, and junior year grades. FRESHMEN grades matter!!
What Do I Need To Do In the 9 th Grade To Prepare For College? Be sure you earn at least “C” grades or better in ALL your classes. “D” and “F” grades don’t count. If you earn a “D” or “F” grade on your semester report card, you will need to re-take the class if you want that class to count toward your college application. Pay attention to your grades today. There is enough time remaining in the semester to improve your grades. Talk to your teachers if you need help.
What Do I Need To Do In the 9 th Grade To Prepare For College? In order to APPLY to a four-year college, you need to be sure you complete ALL the A-G requirements (will visit in February). This means you better speak to your counselor and make sure you take all the required science, math, English, Spanish, and other elective courses so that your application is competitive. Don’t delay taking college required classes. You want your college application to reflect your ability to take a challenging array of classes.
Why Do I Need To Think About College Now? You don’t know what you will want to do when you are a senior. Leave your options open. Preparing for college allows you the opportunity to be prepared for four-year colleges, tech schools, junior colleges, and other trade schools. If you want your senior year to be a mixture of fun and rigor, take the required A-G classes now so that you are able to explore other classes your senior year.
Preparing For The Future Three years from today, you will be seniors. How do you picture your life in October 2015? Will you be ready to tackle college applications? Every year in October and November college bound seniors are busy applying to CSU and UC campuses. Start thinking about how you want your life to be after high school. You are the only person who can control your life.
Can I Afford College? Don’t worry about the cost of college right now. When you are a senior, your advisory teacher and counselor will help you apply for scholarships and financial aid. Scholarships are FREE money to help you pay for college. Every year FBHS seniors earn over $250,000 in scholarship money. If you really want to go to college, we will help you find the resources to get you there.
What Do I Need To Do Today? Begin the conversation with your advisory teacher or counselor about career choices and topics you would like to study in college. Begin looking at some college choices so you have a goal in mind. Take your FBHS classes seriously. The last thing you want to do is to have to re-take classes because you exceeded the 15-day absence policy or earned a “D” or “F” grade in an A-G class.
Things To Remember In The 9 th Grade Freshmen grades matter!! Set a goal of what you would like to do after high school graduation. Leave your options open. If you want to go to college, you can! Speak to your counselor and be sure you are taking the appropriate classes for your goals. Take advantage of your time at FBHS.
The Main Thing To Remember Is That…. YOU CAN DO IT!!!