Junior Year Timeline

Fall

  • Take the PSAT even if it was taken last year.  High scores on this test can help qualify for a National Merit Scholarship
  • Review transcript to ensure that all the Core 40 academic requirements are being met
  • Discuss college interests with parents, counselors and friends
  • Take interest inventories to help determine possible career paths
  • Use online tools to help you select post-secondary institutions that meet your needs
  • Schedule campus visits for the colleges that you are interested in attending.  Create a separate folder for each potential college.  Make a checklist of the admissions requirements (transcripts, application fees, test scores, letters of recommendation, essays and financial aid applications.
  • If you want to participate in Div 1 or 2 sports in college, start the certification process (www.eligibilitycenter.org).  Make sure you are taking the core curriculum that meets NCAA requirements.

Spring

  • Register and prepare for the SAT or ACT.  Select colleges and universities that should receive scores.  Once the scores arrive in the mail, review them with a guidance counselor to see how the scores relate to qualifications for specific colleges and scholarships.  Consider retaking the test with stronger preparation if unhappy with scores.
  • Begin to actively search for college scholarships
  • Update list of all involvement, awards and recognitions
  • Explore enrolling in ACP/Advanced Placement courses next year with guidance counselor

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