It might seem early, but it would actually be a good idea to get general information about what sort of class requirements certain colleges that you might be interested in, require for admissions. A lot of people don't realize that what you take in 7th and 8th grade, can actually have an affect on your high school classes, which do affect your college admissions. For instance if you don't take algebra in Middle School, you have to play catch up in high school, if you want to take certain honors level math and science classes. My son found that out the hard way, and ended up having to double up, so he would meet the prerequisites for the classes he wanted to take.
no! not at all! its a great idea. there's a lot of great schools out there. If you start now you can narrow the ones you really want to check out. Give your self a good variety of different schools and keep an open mind!
No. In fact you should be finding out entrance criteria and working on building community sevice experience many colleges require and will help with getting into a good college. Start thinking about advanced placement (AP) classes for when you get to high school.
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It's too early to decide on a school. More general financial planning and community service experience for collegiate applications should be worked on now. If your in the US, ask your family if thanksgiving can be postponed to Saturday and work a soup kitchen, homeless shelter, or hospice on Thanksgiving Day.