well im 14 years old and a freshmen. i need to no wat classes to take especially math and what are the best colleges to be a criminal lawyer. ty
I would focus on getting into the best undergrad possible. The primary skills you need to develop right now are good study habits and discipline. It's been a long time since I applied to undergrad, but here is what worked for me:
1. Take as many advanced and AP classes as possible, and that includes math, science, foreign language, and literature. Get good grades in these classes. If your school has weighted advanced class, i.e. an A in an advanced class is 5.0 points, but an A in a normal class is 4.0, this will do wonders for your GPA. Also, talk to your teachers about what you want. In my freshman year English class, I told my teacher repeatedly that I wanted her to recommend me for the advanced English my sophomore year, and she did.
2. Do as well as possible on the SATs. Take a prep class if necessary.
3. Take part in school activities - if you can do a varsity sport that is great. If not, you should do something else like drama, etc. Besides, activities are fun.
4. Do something else that will make you stand out. For example, I had an after-school internship with an engineer at NASA. Perhaps you could volunteer for a local political campaign? Helping homeless, battered women, and people like that looks good as well.