My advice to all incoming ninth graders is to make high school as enjoyable and stress free as possible. To do so, keep an open mind and develop a plan to focus on the areas that actually seem exciting. Love programming? Join your high school’s FIRST Robotics program. Interested in medicine or nursing? Volunteer at a local hospital. The time you spend out of class should lay the foundation for you to excel in the areas that matter. Colleges care about these things, but more importantly, you will learn about what motivates you to succeed.
Contributor: Greg Kaplan from earning admission