Indiana high school students will be getting reminders this week to start getting themselves ready for college. Indiana‘s Commission for Higher Education plans a week of school events and webinars aimed at making sure college-bound students are laying the groundwork now, from taking the right classes to reviewing financial aid options.
Commissioner Teresa Lubbers says students need to start laying groundwork for college when they are still freshmen in high school.
“We’re trying to make sure young people understand that higher education is more important than ever,” Lubbers said. “If they want to have options in their life and the opportunity for economic advancement they some sort of preparation or education beyond high school.”
She says it is important for juniors to visit a college campus as part of their preparation — something she says many high school students have never done. The commission will host live virtual tours of several Indiana campuses on Thursday.
As StateImpact Indiana has reported, one out of every three students enrolled in public universities start school unprepared for college-level math or English.
The Indiana legislature passed a law last session mandating high schools identify students who need help before they ever reach college.