The College Search: High School Courses, Activities

Hear tips on picking a college from Liz Eshleman, director of College Planning and Placement at Devon Preparatory School.

May 12, 2010 7:29:24 AM PDT
When it comes time for your child to apply for college, one of the first things you'll be doing is assembling a resume of academics and activities that frame their high school career. If you haven't gotten an early start on this, you'll find it difficult to make your child look good "at the last minute". The resume generally ignores your child's grade school or middle school history and is much more concerned with what your kid has done in high school. So while it's important to lay some groundwork in grade school, the coursework and extracurricular activities your son or daughter undertakes after entering ninth grade are really what count the most.