JUNIOR YEAR TIMELINE
-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.
- 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 to see how the scores relate to qualifications for specific colleges and scholarships.
- Consider retaking the test with stronger preparation if unhappy with scores.