As sophomores, the thought of getting started on the college search process can be overwhelming and seem too early. However, it is not too soon, and there are many resources available to help guide those interested in getting a head start.
Sophomores do not have to wait until junior year to begin discussions about college. It is important to know that sophomore students may meet with their guidance counselor and request to meet with their future college advisor as well to begin learning about the college admission process. Sophomores can also learn more about Naviance, a software program designed to help high school students identify schools that best fit their interests. (Go to: https://naviance.com to sign up and get more information). Either learn more or get more information
In addition to meeting with their counselors, sophomores may attend college visits to learn more about prospective schools and meet with admissions representatives. This is another valuable tool to learn about specific programs offered and gain more in-depth information about a specific university. Students must sign up in advance through the guidance department in order to be excused from class.
Taking the first step toward selecting a college does not have to be scary. There are many tools and professionals on campus ready and beyond able to assist all students – including sophomores. Obtaining information early can help students approach the college selection process wisely and reduce anxiety.