1. You know what career to have

But it's ok if you do not - undecided students make up as much as 20% to 50% of all college admits

2. You can't wait to make more money

College graduates make $1.2 million more over their lifetime than those without a college degree

3. You survived high school curriculum

Taking AP and IB classes and standardized tests show admissions officers that you are ready for college.

4. You want to explore your passion

Explore your passion by choosing certain majors, attending specific classes and taking on related internship programs.

5. You long for some independence

Around 43% of all American students move away from family to attend college, highest ever since 2005.

6. You want to make new friends

One of the best ways to meet people who share the same interests as yours is by joining clubs at college

7. You want to challenge yourself

Compared to high school, college is more difficult. And the more difficult the major, the more challenging college gets.

8. You have an idea of how to pay tuition

Needless to say, you are prepared for college if you have a plan on how to pay for the cost of attendance

On the other hand, there are also signs that you are not ready for college.  Swipe to read more and take college readiness quiz