Junior

What you can do to get ready for college as a high school junior: 

September

  • Discuss college plans with parents

October

  • Do your best on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
  • Attend the College Fair

November

  • Consult college reference books in the guidance center
  • Check websites for college information and financial aid information
  • Run internet searches on prospective colleges
  • REMEMBER TO USE THE GO CENTER

 December-January

  • Talk with visiting college students home for the holidays
  • Continue researching and narrowing your college choices

February-March

  • Register for the April or May SAT and/or ACT tests
  • Initiate a study program in preparation of SAT or ACT
  • Make sure you have enrolled in college preparatory classes for senior year

April

  • Register for the June SAT or ACT
  • Attend college campus visitation programs designed for juniors
  • Take the April SAT or ACT

May

  • Take the June SAT or ACT
  • Check websites for applications for admission. Begin to fill them out over the summer.
  • Spend time writing essays. Note the deadlines.
  • During the summer, visit college campuses
  • Participate in college summer programs in areas of interest to you