#1. PREPARE FOR AP EXAMS.
Study hard and do your best on your AP exams this month. They have the potential of saving you money in college by getting you out of some intro classes.
#2. PREPARE FOR JUNE ACT AND/OR SAT.
Both the SAT and the ACT are offered in June – it would be a great idea for you to take either (or both!) of those tests so you know what areas to focus on over the summer.
#3. CHOOSE TEACHERS AND COUNSELORS FOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION.
Don’t wait until the fall – ask now! In the fall, your teachers and counselors will be swimming in requests for letters of rec – get ahead and ask for yours now!
Make sure you have a resume to give to the teachers/counselors and let them know your plans for the summer so they can include those in the letter.
#4. SPEAKING OF SUMMER …
Start planning it! Find something productive to do over the summer. Whether it is a job, an internship, or some sort of project, make sure you are doing something other than laying around in the sun. You will still have plenty of time for that, even with a job, internship, or project!