•  Junior Calendar for College Bound Students

    AUGUST/ SEPTEMBER

    - Register for PSAT.

    - Continue refining your list of target schools.

    - Research schools on the internet or via books and visits.

    - Update your resume with any new information.

    - Plan next two years’ extra-curricular and community service activities. - Think about when to take the SAT or ACT tests – develop your tentative "test plan"

     

     
    OCTOBER
    Take PSAT to be eligible for national Merit Scholarship competition.

    - Study hard! Aim for A or B grade point average. Do extra credit whenever you can.

    - Start a personal file updating information for your resume.

    - Locate and organize all awards, articles, prizes etc. earned.

    - Acquaint yourself with resources at your school.

     

    NOVEMBER

    - Keep grades up. Improvement counts.

    - Get to know your junior year teachers, as these may be the best ones for letters of recommendation.

    - Take SAT Subject Tests, such as Language Tests With Listening, if appropriate.

    - Continue research on specific colleges.

    - Improve your vocabulary! Learn 20 new words a week.

    - Think about college majors.

    -READ!

     

    DECEMBER

    - Study Hard!

    - Take SAT Subject Tests if appropriate.

    - Register for SAT if you would like to take it in January.

    - Receive results of PSAT/NMSQT. Use results to develop a prepping strategy to improve your SAT scores as needed.

    - READ over break!

    - Fill up your spare time with as much community service, volunteer work, club or sport activity etc. as you can.

     

    JANUARY

    - Continue college research.

    - Compare PSAT and projected SAT results to the averages at your target schools·

    - First chance to take the SAT.

    - Be sure to have your Social Security Number and your school CEEB code number.

    - Consider SAT prepping for the March or May tests.

     

    FEBRUARY

    - Register for SAT if you would like to take it in March. Begin to prepare for SAT or ACT.

    - Remember how important junior grades are for your class rank and college apps.

    - Plan a challenging Senior curriculum.

    (An easy schedule can cost you an acceptance.)

     

     

    MARCH

    - SAT testing

    - Research interesting and challenging summer courses, jobs or volunteer activities.

    - Have your target list down to 10-12 schools.

    - Plan college visits to nearby colleges.

    - Register for SAT, ACT or SAT Subject Tests if you plan to take any in May.

    - Sign up for AP tests in your AP class subjects.

    - Plan a challenging Senior schedule – no Senioritis!

     

    APRIL

    - ACT testing

    - Plan an interesting and challenging summer.

    - Get into the databases (mailing lists) of your target schools (via internet)

    - Attend college fairs.

    - Write letters of intent to the service academies if applicable. (military)

    - Prep for AP exams if applicable

    - College visits during Spring Break?

    - Think about financing college – will you need aid?

    - READ!

     

    MAY

    - SAT testing

    (many counselors think it is best to reserve May and June for SAT Subject exams in the subjects you will be finishing this year)

    - Students who will be applying Early Decision or Early Action should try to complete all testing during junior year.

    - Take your AP exams.

    - Don’t forget to study for your high school finals!!

    - Use Scholarship Search programs to investigate scholarships that might be available to you.

    (no need to pay for this)

     

     

    JUNE

    - SAT and ACT tests as desired.

    - Arrange college tours for summer. Call Admissions office of schools to set up tours and interviews.

    - Visit colleges. Take tours and do interviews if offered.

    - Do something extra with your resume in mind. Develop your "ACE"!

    - Prep for SAT’s and work on vocabulary – READ!

    - Keep extra-curricular activity and community service efforts going.

    - Refine your college list.

    - Athletes, register with NCAA Eligibility Center if applicable.