You don’t need to read our blog to know that getting good grades will help you get into college. But here are five tips you might not have thought of, tips that anyone from “A” students to “C” students can use to be more successful in high school.
1. Get to know your high school counselor (and when you do, be nice).
Your high school counselor is not only a resource for you, but can also be your advocate with teachers and colleges. So before you pick your classes, meet with your counselor. If you have a question about college, ask your counselor. And if you happen to have an extra batch of fresh-baked cookies lying around, bring some to your counselor. We’re not saying you should schmooze with insincerity; we’re saying that you should acknowledge, appreciate and benefit from your counselor’s willingness to help you.