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Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by Deandre Barrett

Written By Deandre Barrett  |  Education, Career Readiness, College, K-12  |  0 Comments | September 20, 2022

It’s no secret that getting into a good college is hard. However, there are things you can do to increase the odds of your students being accepted into their top-choice colleges. Starting on these tips will help ingrain repetition into the student early on. This blog post will outline four tips educators can use to help their students get into the best colleges possible. Keep reading to learn more!

How to Get Your Students Into a Good College

It will be challenging to ensure your students get into the college of their dreams. However, there are plenty of resources of tips that we will outline in this article that can give students the edge they need to push forward. Colleges like to see students take the initiative; they want to make sure whoever they enroll has the determination to do well. Students who take the extra steps to prepare now will have an easier time going to college. Here are four tips to help students get into a good college.


Students may know which colleges they want to enroll in. However, they need to do a lot of research on the college itself beforehand. For example, does the college require the SAT or ACT? Will the student need to pass an entrance exam? What grade point average do they need to be considered for the exam?

Without getting a good grasp on these questions, it may be too late when it comes time for preparation, depending on where the student is at with their goals. Having extensive knowledge is powerful when it comes to applying to schools and jobs. If your student comes unprepared, they may not be ready for challenges they hadn’t expected, which might hold them back from getting into a good college.


Studying is an essential part of making it into a good college. Even if your student has decent grades depending on the school’s requirements, they might need good grades in most of their classes. Students also need to practice for the exams their college requires.

Taking a practice exam or talking to someone who already took a previous exam would be helpful to see what information might be on the exam. Teachers should also ensure their students have taken pre-requisite classes so they don’t have to take them at the college later.

Good Contacts

In today’s highly competitive college admissions landscape, students need every advantage to get into a good college. One crucial factor that sets applicants apart is personal contacts at the colleges they’re interested in.

These contacts can provide valuable insights into the admissions process and guide how to best present oneself. In addition, having a personal connection at a college can make the difference between being accepted and being waitlisted.

With so much riding on getting into a good college, students must do everything possible to increase their chances of being admitted to their top-choice school. Building relationships with college insiders is one way to give oneself a leg up in the admissions process.

Becoming friends with students at the college also gives them information about college life and personal insight into how they enrolled.

Keeping Solid Grades

There are several good reasons students should start getting good grades early in their careers. For one, it can make a big difference in getting into a good college. College admission committees often look at applicants’ high school grades when deciding who to admit. 

Furthermore, good grades can lead to scholarships and other financial aid. Also, students who get good grades tend to do better in college and beyond. As a result, they are more likely to get good jobs and earn higher salaries than their counterparts with lower grades. Having good grades also builds the student’s confidence.

Finally, good grades are a sign of good work habits and a strong work ethic. Students who get good grades are more likely to succeed in any endeavor. Therefore, it is clear that there are many good reasons why students should start getting good grades early on so they can get into a good college.

Student Hires Preparing Students

Student hires offers a wide variety of expanded learning programs and after school programs, so students will be ready to apply to good colleges in the future. We also provide after school training and expanded programs so teachers can be prepared for any scenario. Are you thinking about joining our next workshop? Check out our workshop page for more information!


Students who want to get into a good college will initially struggle. But once they get the hang of studying for tests and completing all their work on time, they will be in better shape. So, what colleges are you interested in?

Last Updated on September 20, 2022 by Deandre Barrett

About Deandre Barrett

Deandre Barrett is a computer programming major at Lehigh Carbon Community College. He currently juggles a life balance between doing course work and marketing apprenticeships with Acadium. After graduating from the Acadium 3rd cohort in 2020 and finishing creating gaming reviews for Blasting News in 2017. He is now creating content for Student Hires and looks to use his experience to take the company to the next level. Student Hires has been focused on collaborating with K-12 schools & universities, as well as community employers, to create valuable job opportunities for local college & university students.

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