Research colleges early
If you choose to go to college, it can be stressful deciding which school is perfect for you. My number one piece of advice would be to research your college in advance, the sooner the better. If you have a major in mind, you can look at scholars programs, grants, and scholarships because they usually require an impressive and well rounded academic and extracurricular resume. It can also be beneficial to research if your future school will take AP or dual enrollment credit, which will shape your coursework in high school. Outside of building a long term plan, it can also help to have an understanding of the environment of your future college. Climate, clubs, and facilities should all be a part of your consideration when deciding on a school. Overall, the more information you have the easier it will be to make your final decision senior year.