With your senior year approaching, it’s important to start it out the right way! Here are a few tips to keep in mind throughout your last year of high school.
Keep Your Grades Up
Senioritis is something a lot of seniors tend to struggle with. If you haven’t heard of this “disease,” you might know it by another name: laziness. Don’t let yourself become a victim of this! Keeping your grades up throughout your last year is really important because your college admission is not final until your mid-year and final transcripts have been processed. This means that admission to your dream school (ahem, LSU) could be revoked if your grades slip senior year.
Take Dual Enrollment Classes Seriously
If you have taken dual enrollment classes before coming to LSU, you must attain a 2.5 GPA on all coursework attempted. You are required to disclose this information on your application, so it is imperative that you take dual enrollment classes seriously! Your final admission to LSU is dependent upon your successful completion of dual enrollment coursework with a 2.5 GPA or higher.
Stay Involved with Extracurricular Activities
Since this is your last year to be involved with a club or activity that you have been a part of since you were a freshman, take advantage of it! You don’t want to let these activities slip just because it’s your last year. This is the year to take on leadership roles, volunteer, and mentor younger students.
Sign Up for the SAT or ACT One Last Time
At LSU, if you improve your ACT or SAT after you’ve applied, your scholarship status will be updated. Also, with certain subscores, it is possible to test out of some courses at LSU! If you think you could do better, why not try? Taking these tests again can’t hurt; it can only help you!
Improve Your Note-Taking Skills
In college, note taking is something you will be doing everyday. Spend some time in high school improving your note taking ability and learning Microsoft Word or Office if you haven’t already. When the time comes for you to sit through an hour of lecture, you’ll be glad you know how to efficiently take and organize your notes!
Hopefully these tips come in handy during your last year of high school! Do you have any other tips for seniors? If so, comment below!