Meet with your school counselor to review your course load and make sure you are satisfying high school graduation and college entrance requirements.
Continue good study habits.
Take PSAT in October. The PSAT is excellent practice for taking the SAT, and this year your scores will not count for National Merit Scholarship consideration.
Prepare for college entrance tests: Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) and/or the American College Testing (ACT) exam. Use prep books and software. Plan to take these tests at the beginning of your junior year. You will need to register a month before you can take the SAT or the ACT exam.
Continue to explore career interests and information.
Visit college campuses and "tour" colleges in the College Fair section at CFNC.org.
Talk with family and friends about their educational choices.
If you are interested in attending a selective college, register for AP, honors, and advanced courses for 11th grade.
Research ways to save and pay for college.
Investigate post-secondary institutions – all have websites, some have videos.
Explore summer opportunities such as jobs, internships, job shadowing, volunteer work, and summer programs.