Advice for Disadvantaged Student With Ivy Ambitions

Question: Acceptance into an ivy has been my dream since my younger years. Unfortunately my parents are less fortunate and I have brothers I'd much rather see succeed before my own needs. I know many may say that being a sophomore in high school is extremely too early to be thinking about college but I haven't been able to stop thinking about college since my first day of middle school. Ion enrolled in many honors and A.P. Classes also in clubs and the Advanced Placement Program of Excellence. I need to know what I need to do to get a Ivy League school to even look at me. I will do whatever it takes . I believe success is a mindset that I absolutely possess. Best wishes and hope you reply to this soon (:

You are actually wise to be thinking ahead to college as a sophomore. Of course, you don't want to turn your entire high school career into merely a “dress rehearsal" for what comes next, so I do hope you find time for classes and activities that you enjoy and not just for those that you think will impress admission officials. But, on the other hand, decisions that you make now can certainly have an impact on the college choices you will have later on … and “later on" will be here before you know it.

So, as you look down the road to college, here are a few suggestions:

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