Home » Education and Reference » College and University

Take Your College Exam Early, Get Into a Good College

Feb 10, 2008
Taking college exams early can help you get into a better college when you apply. Colleges like to see that students who apply have initiative, and the necessary drive to succeed at their university, before they accept them. You can take your college exams, and several of your college classes while you are in high school. Try to fit them in on the weekends, or even during the summer time. When the college looks at your application they will see that you've already done many of the required courses necessary for the program of studies you want to enroll in and will be very impressed with you!

Start earning as many college credits as you can while you are in high school. Most people who are out of high school can look back on it and tell you that a whole lot of their time was wasted. Don't be one of these people. If you are blessed enough to know what you want to do with your life already, then attempt to take college classes and exams that have to do with that field of study, specifically. Not only does it look good on your college application, it will give you a great feel for the field of study, and help you know for sure whether or not it would be something you are interested in doing with your life down the road.

Ask your guidance counselor for more information. This point cannot be stressed enough. Their job is to help you make decisions. Many high school students have the misconception that guidance counselors are only for people going through hard times, or having family issues at home. But remember, they are "guidance" counselors. So ask them about how you can go about getting in on college prep classes, PSAT examinations, and other helpful courses to get a jump start. You may also check in the school library. If you can't find a reference, ask the librarians themselves. These folks are in their positions to help you, and if you ask questions like these you'll most likely be very surprised with the amount of help you will get.

Make your work load easier down the road by getting it done now. Another benefit of taking your college exams early, (besides getting into a better college), is that you will be lightening the work load for the future. Imagine arriving on the scene your freshman year of college with three less classes to take than everyone else in your freshman class does! That time can be spent taking other electives you are interested in before deciding what to major in.

So when choosing which college exams to take now, factor in the ones you know you'll have to take as general ed. Classes like science, mathematics, English, history, and the like would all be good choices when considering which ones to sign up for. Don't limit your pre college preparation to PSAT's and SAT's. Take some of the actual courses, and you'll go very far when the time comes to apply!
About the Author
Terry Fitzroy is a professional writer specializing in College Info and College Guide To learn more about Get Ahead in College visit ACollegeGuide.com
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 328
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources