: Take the most challenging courses you can.

: Sign up for a free student account on www.collegeboard.com, then go to “My Organizer” for a helpful to-do list for tests and applications. Take it step by step—it’s easier than it looks.

: Volunteer in the community. Remember, GSA requires 50 hours of community service for graduation.

: Job shadows someone who does what you think you might like to do. (In other words, follow them around for a day.)