Encourage Students to:
- Begin Researching Universities: Students can request information by visiting websites, calling the institutions, and attending college fairs when possible. Students can request information by calling A-State Office of Recruitment at 870-972-ASU2 or by visiting our website listed below. Request Information About A-State>>
- Take the ACT and/or ACT Prep Course: Most institutions’ admission requirements will require a minimum ACT score. This is a great time to take the ACT for the first time. Statistically, students will not score as high as they would like the first time they take the ACT. ACT Prep Courses could help students improve their ACT score. A-State requires a minimum of a 19 ACT score for admissions.
- Start Thinking About Their Academic Interest: There are various resources online that will allow your students to explore their academic interest based on their personalities and interests. The following document contains a Career Interest Survey that can help your students start exploring their academic interest.
- Continue to Work on High Grades: Most institutions’ admission requirements will require a minimum high school GPA in their 6-semester transcript. A-State requires a minimum of a 2.3 GPA for grades 9th through 11th.
Meet with Students to Review Academic Plans: Discuss with students their high school academic plans and go over the classes they will need to graduate.
Discuss Advance Placement and Concurrent Classes: Discuss Advance Placement and Concurrent classes that your high school offers with your students and remind them they could earn college credits this way and could possibly graduate early from college.
Bring Your Students to Camp College: Camp College is specifically designated to introduce 10th grade students to basic concepts about college in a fun and engaging format. Topics include: ACT Prep, Academics, Campus Life, Financial Aid & Scholarships, and Residence Life. Register for Camp College by visiting >>