Avoiding academic mistakes that impede college admissions

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Avoiding academic mistakes that impede college admissions

The common mistakes that students make when the plane their high school curriculum, this is an area that I see so frequently when I meet with students That they haven't really given much forethought for high school curriculum. And prologue is really epilogue when it comes to choosing classes in high school because there are certain upper level classes that, if you haven't taken the appropriate prerequisites, particularly in math and foreign language, you can't take those upper level classes when you get to the end of your high school careers. So it's really important to take rigorous classes in high school, to take the most rigorous curriculum that your high school offers, as long as you can do well in those classes. Nobody wants to see kids take classes that are utterly inappropriate and they're going to fail. But stress themselves to take the rigorous classes, and to think about this when they're in freshman year so that down the road, when they're juniors and seniors and they want to take those upper level math and upper level foreign language classes, they've taken the prerequisites early on so that they can qualify for those classes.
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Susan Eiges Hansen, president of Hansen College Strategies, is an Independent College Counselor based in Santa Monica, California. Since 2007, Sue has been committed to helping students both in California and throughout the United States navigate the college admissions process and develop optimal strategies for college placement. Sue began her practice working with student-athletes and experienced so many successful placements that she frequently received requests to work with all types of students. She has since expanded her practice and welcomes all students who are seeking knowledgeable and comprehensive college planning. Sue received her Bachelors degree from the University of Florida and Masters from California State University Northridge. She has her certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from the University of California at Irvine and stays up to date with trends in higher education by attending several college counseling conferences per year. Sue is a member of WACAC (Western Association for College Admission Counseling) and an Associate member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association). She is a frequent contributor to various higher education and college admissions websites as an author, panelist, and blogger and regularly presents seminars and talks for students and families about preparing for college. Prior to launching her college counseling career, Sue worked for twenty years at three major hospitals in the Los Angeles area as a program director, medical educator, and research librarian. Sue is the parent of two recent college graduates. Her older daughter graduated from the University of Virginia and her younger daughter from Stanford.

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