For parents, we recommend you to encourage your child to take initiatives and a proactive interest in studies since the college admission officers will consider seriously the sophomore year grades as a measure for your child’s academic abilities and study skills.
You should encourage your child to study hard and consider doing extra-credit work to strengthen academic records. You should also encourage your child to look for long term extracurricular opportunities that will train him or her, and make achievements in leadership, science research, community service, or employment.
In addition, your child should start preparations for the PSAT and the SAT I, or take a few standardized tests, such as PSAT, SAT IIs and APs. Furthermore, this is the time for your child to start researching about colleges to learn about the requirements for college admissions.
Since your child is now at the adolescent age, it is important for your child to understand that emotional control is very important for future success. Providing help, support and guidance for your child’s emotional maturity is very important.
If you and your child can plan and do whatever can be accomplished now, your child’s junior year and the later application process will go more smoothly.
We are here to assist you and your child in all aspects. Please refer to our Service section to learn about how we can help.