How to make sure you're prepared
Even high-achieving high-schoolers often find themselves unprepared for college work.
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.