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Sunday, October 17, 2004
 
Preparing
Even high-achieving high-schoolers often find themselves unprepared for college work.
How to make sure you're prepared
Keep your college goals in mind when you select your high-school classes — and other tips. Also:
  · Average GPA drop from high school to college

Hit the ground running with counselor advice
Here's what experts suggest high-school students do to bulk up for college. Also:
  · What colleges want from incoming students
  · Four must-have skills

Peer advice: What I wish I'd done in high school
Words of wisdom from current college students.

State's students taking fewer college-prep courses
A look at the roughly 35,000 Washington students who took the Scholastic Aptitude Test in 2003.

Free help at new resource center
There's a new coach in town: The Center for Student Success offers free assistance to college-bound students.

College-entrance requirements vs. graduation requirements
After selecting a college, the next step is gaining entrance. Here's some advice from the gatekeepers.

   SELECTED RESOURCES

College Board
www.collegeboard.com
A one-stop shop for nearly all your college needs.

K.I.S.S. Your Way to College
www.kissyourway tocollege.com
A calendar with great tips, though a bit of parental cheesiness. $19.95.

"21 'To Do' Lists for High School"
Pocket-size guide with to-do lists for every year of high school. Quick, bite-size chucks. $9.95.

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