Take Challenging classes in core academic subjects. Most colleges require four years of English, at least three years of social studies, three years of mathematics, and three years of science. Many also require two years of a foreign language. Round out your course load with classes in computer science and the arts.
Use the FAFSA4caster to estimate your financial aid and start saving for college.
Get involved in school or community activities that excite you or let you explore your career interests.