Junior Calendar for College Bound Students
- 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"OCTOBERTake 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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!
- 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?
- 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)
- 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.