Thinking about college early in high school won't just set you up to succeed, it can also help make the application process a lot less stressful.
First and foremost: Aim for academic awesomeness all four years. Great grades in college prep courses are a key part of your college application and finding scholarship dollars for school. Simply put, that means you should put in the time and effort your school work requires. Create study habits that work with your learning style and schedule. Tackle assignments that seem particularly challenging head-on.