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5 Tips to Prepare Your High Schooler for College

5 Tips to Prepare Your High Schooler for College

June 6 is National Higher Education Day

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5 Tips to Prepare Your High Schooler for College

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – June 6 is National Higher Education Day and one-on-one brain training company LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com) is sharing tips with parents to help them prepare their high school student for college. They include:

  1. Take challenging courses. Most admissions officials say they prefer to see a student attempting more difficult classes then breezing through the required courses. As a general rule, if your teen thinks she can get at least a B, have her take the AP or honors classes.
  2. Enroll in brain training. Unlike tutoring, which focuses on subject matter, one-on-one brain training strengthens the core cognitive skills to help you memorize, learn, process and recall ANY information faster, more effectively and more efficiently. Sometimes referred to as cognitive skills training, personal brain training uses customized brain exercises to target memory, processing speed, logic & reasoning, visual and auditory processing and attention. The results are measurable and can make the transition to college much easier.
  3. Take a pre-college course. Many colleges offer these over the summer to give high school students a taste of campus life. Courses vary in topic, location, duration and cost, but almost all will be impressive on your teen’s college applications.
  4. Consider dual-enrollment. Just as some high schools offer college-level courses, some colleges allow high school students to enroll in one or more classes—many of which even offer college credits if your grades are high enough. This can save your teen time (and you money!) when they’re ready to attend college full time.
  5. Take required courses. Most colleges have admission expectations that include things like four years of English, four years of math (including calculus), three to four years of a lab science (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics), two to four years of a foreign language and at least two years of social sciences (e.g., history, geography, sociology, psychology, government). When in doubt, look at the required courses for some of your teen’s top-pick colleges.
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