Handbook: Preparing Your Child for College

Questions to Ask Guidance Counselors


  • What basic academic courses do you recommend for students who want to go to college?
  • What activities can students do at home and over the summers to strengthen their preparation for college?
  • How many years of each academic subject does the high school require for graduation?
  • How much homework is expected of students preparing for college?
  • What elective courses do you recommend for college-bound students?
  • What do different colleges require in terms of high school grades and SAT or ACT scores?
  • Can students who are considering college get special help or tutoring?

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