Planning for high school graduation and college admissions starts now! Are you considering Midland Christian's highest level of academic achievement and potentially earning automatic admissions from selected universities? First, plan to take Spanish and the higher-level math course in 7th and 8th grade. Next, plan to take honors core and elective classes in high school.
Your official GPA starts freshman year and is one of the most important factors in college admission. Set yourself up for success senior year by focusing on your grades and more challenging courses this year!
Get involved in extracurricular activities:
Colleges want to see great academics but they also like to see school/life balance. Extracurricular activities are a great way to demonstrate that balance.
Begin building your resume:
Start a record of all work and volunteer service, as well as activities and awards that can be used for your resume.
Use family vacations as an opportunity to see different college campuses:
Campus visits are crucial when making a college decision. Take any opportunity you can to visit schools you're interested in!
Register and complete at least one ACT and one SAT test to get a baseline score that you can improve on your junior year
Attend Midland Area College Fair at Midland College the first week in October
Take the PSAT for practice in October
Register through MCS for Midland College dual-credit classes or online college classes
Register and complete all ACT or SAT tests for college admissions by end of junior year
Request Recommendation Letters
Begin thinking about jobs that interest you and consider shadowing someone in that profession or finding an internship.
Schedule college visits and tours
Summer Before Senior Year
Open an account with ApplyTx or the Common Application and begin completing general applications for college (Applications open July 1st and August 1st)
Complete college essays
Send ACT or SAT test scores to potential colleges and universities
Send in all applications to potential colleges by October 1st
Fill out an online FAFSA form for financial aid beginning October 1st
Search for scholarships
Complete Texas Scholars Hours
Ms. Powell will send your transcript to your intended university.
Attend orientation at your intended university and register for your fall freshman classes
Consider taking online summer classes at Midland College