Monday, Oct 16 2017 | Updated at 10:07 PM EDT

Stay Connected With Us F T R

Dec 26, 2016 07:20 AM EST

2017 New Year’s Resolutions High School Graduates And Incoming College Students Should Consider

Close
Cuteness overload as 36 giant panda cubs make first public appearance
Numerals For Times Square New Year's Eve Celebration Are Delivered To Times Square
The numerals '17' are lit up in Times Square ahead of the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, December 15, 2016 in New York City. The '17' numerals will be part of the '2017' sign that will light up light up above Times Square at midnight on December 31 to ring in the new year.
(Photo : Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

With 2016 almost closing and 2017 getting nearer by the day, this also means a lot of people are making their New Year's resolutions.

While it is a great habit for many to throw out the old and welcome the new, it is often an overwhelming task for some. The pressure of making sure their New Year's resolutions are met, realistic and remembered can be quite stressful. Especially for high school students who are soon entering the world of higher education, starting the college year right and ending their high school year perfect is a high expectation.

In order to take the next step, college bound students can follow these New Year's resolutions:

Manage time effectively

It is an important habit to follow. College can be a mess of schedules and commitments. It is important to practice setting a schedule, as reported by My Central Jersey. Start by indicating when you will being and finish. Procrastination should not be present in college.

Free time can be put to good use

College admissions officers pay attention to extra curricular and volunteer activities in high school. These activities would often indicate how hard working high school students are when it comes to being a contributing member of the community.

Think "Big"

Think about the big picture which means that high school students should already think about the potential career paths they can take. It can start with what kind of major to take in college.

Aim for the highest GPA and SAT scores

Recommendation letters can help but admissions officers always look at college GPAs and SATs. Sometimes, getting higher scores and grades can be rewarding in the form of grants and scholarships. For those who have trouble with the PSATs, SATs, and ACTs, College Bound Review can help prepare high school students especially for those in Central Jersey.

These New Year's resolutions are practically doable. All it takes is the right attitude and hard work.

For some humor, check out the 2016 Celebrity New Year's Resolutions below:

© 2017 University Herald, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Join the Conversation

Get Our FREE Newsletters

Stay Connected With Us F T R

Real Time Analytics