If your teen plans to go to a four-year university, it is vital that they understand they can’t beat around the bush until the last minute. Campus tours, applications for scholarships, and recruitment can take more time than anticipated, and it is just as important to make sure your student picks the right college for them as it is to completing your graduation requirements. College admission is also highly competitive, so they need to get the admission form and all necessary paperwork in way before the deadline. This means requesting high school transcripts and recommendation letters from their teachers at the end of their junior year or beginning of their senior year. Many universities offer early admission, so start sending in the paperwork as soon as possible.
The same goes for internships. You and your teen can research internships in a specific industry and see whether a summer, fall, spring, or year-round internship works better with their school schedule. Again, make sure you have your paperwork completed and submitted in a timely manner.