Education is knowledge and makes the world a better place, it develops in us a perspective of looking at life in a different way. We must prepare our young people to understand that education is very important for both our personal and professional lives.
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During the summer of students' 8th grade year, we should encourage them to be prepared for their freshman registration, in preparation, make sure students have an idea of their core classes needed for admissions, including GPA requirements and colleges they may be interested in or have selected to attend, this will keep them moving forward with their future plans and educational goals.
Find out what interests you. The most important thing to do at this point is to get your re to keep your options open and have a short-term and long-term goal. The high school years are the most important in preparing for college.
Choosing a university is one of the most important decisions you will make. While there is a lot of information out there to help you decide, knowing what to consider when choosing a college is crucial. Accreditation, majors, degrees, cost, financial aid opportunities, location and admission criteria, etc.
It's important that you take the right courses in high school when you plan to pursue higher education. Minimum requirements vary from university to university, and some majors may have additional requirements. You should take a literature class every year of high school, these classes will strengthen your reading, writing and speaking skills, if needed it is important to seek tutoring in any necessary subjects.
Grants are given by the government and private organizations to help students pay for school, scholarships are given by the government or by private companies. Your qualifications, heritage, religious affiliation, and other factors will help you qualify for these. Student loans are offered by the United States government, you can repay them in very low monthly payments and without interest (Financial Aid and Student Loans).
The SAT/ACT subject tests give you an additional opportunity to show colleges what you know and what you know you can do. Many colleges use the SAT/ACT subject tests for admission, for course placement, and to advise students on course selection. Some colleges specify the SAT/ACT subject tests they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which exams to take. The SAT/ACT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT/ACT for the first time during the spring of their junior year. The free official SAT practice test is available at www.sat.collegeboard.org and www.act.org
Education does not stop here, our young people need to understand the importance of compound interest, investments, emergency funds, avoiding debt, buying a house, retirement, life insurance, opening a bank account, knowing what credit cards apply, save and manage money, good credit and monitor your credit.
Let's encourage all of our youth to ask as many questions as necessary to obtain all the information necessary to be successful and become self-sufficient and participating members of society.