As for most students, college has probably been in the back
of your mind since an early age. Going to college after high school marks the
first real decision you can make as an adult: nobody’s forcing you to continue
school, you’re finally of age to leave home, and you now have the freedom to
plan your life any way you see fit. But, although total freedom sounds fun, you
can have that AND attend college at the same time–and that’s ultimately the
best route to take for your future goals. Some kids may get discouraged about
higher education due to their family financial circumstances or low grades over
the years, but the truth about going to college is, if you want it, truly want it, nothing can stop you from
attending college except you. Major universities only look at your high school
cumulative GPA with the last two years in mind anyway, so if you’re wary about
any C’s you received in freshman year, you most likely are in the clear!
Besides, cheerleaders have to maintain a B-average in high school just to
participate on cheer teams, so you know you already have college-worthy grades!
With your SATs taken and your grades set, it’s now time to determine where you
want to go and how you’re going to get there. That’s right, seniors, it’s
college application time! Here are a few articles that can help you make your
university dreams come to life:
- Bogged down with application essays? The problem with college application
essays is that they not only hold your fate in their substance, but also
coincide with the essays you’re already writing for your 12th grade
English class! That’s a lot of writing! So, to keep from sabotaging your
chances of getting in your college of choice, we’ve compiled 7 Tools to Help
Cheerleaders Write the Perfect Admissions Essay.
- College, like cheerleading, is a costly endeavor. If you’re
not in the privileged category when it comes to family finances, you might be
scared about even applying to college when you know you and your parents can’t
afford it. But, college scholarships exist for this very reason! And, there’s
not just one either; there are literally thousands of college scholarships out
there that get awarded to college-bound high school seniors every year to help
them pay full or partial tuition in the fall. Here’s How Cheerleaders Can Score
a College Scholarship.
- Time’s a’ticking! You might’ve started your senior year fall
semester with plenty of time to plan your college life, but before you know it,
it’s already October and your peers are already submitting the final versions
of their applications when you haven’t even started. Don’t let another minute
pass by without the 2 Essential Things to Know About College Application
- You did it! You applied everywhere you wanted to go and more
(safety schools, of course). Once November is over, it’s time to sit back and
enjoy the holidays with your friends and family. But, come springtime, you will
probably have quite a few acceptance letters coming your way as a result of
your dedicated college efforts. What to do if you have to make a tough decision
between schools?? Don’t worry, we put together a Cheerleader Edition of How to
Choose Between Colleges.
Are you stressed over
college applications? Share your unique story in the comments!