It is never too early to prepare for life after college. To start preparing, you can follow these recommendations.FallLet your advisor know what your future plans include so she can recommend courses to help you in your plans.Get involved in school and community activities. Examples would be student council, Online Model United Nations, and community service opportunities. Try to select service opportunities that will give you insight into your profession of choice. This is a fun way to meet new people, get valuable experiences and become a well-rounded student, which colleges love!Focus on your courses to earn high marks. Colleges look at all four years of high school so make sure to give it your all from the very beginning.Talk to your parents about your plans to pay for college. Start a savings plan or continuing contributing to an already existing savings account. Now is a great time to start looking for scholarships.Spring/SummerCreate a document with your list of acheivements for the year. Make sure to add to it each year. This will make it easier when you apply to college and need to list your accomplishments.Begin researching colleges that might fit your interests. Check out the college search sites we have listed to help in the search process.Make summer count by volunteering, getting a job or taking summer enrichment courses.