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Timeline for Juniors

Junior Year Timeline

Fall 

  • Stay on track with grades
  • Create a list of colleges you are considering
  • Organize a test plan (SAT, ACT, ASVAB) and familiarize yourself with the test
  • Take the PSAT

 

Winter 

  • Prepare to take the ASVAB
  • Narrow down college choices
  • Register to take the SAT in MAY during Junior Seminar

 

Spring 

  • Attend Spring Open Houses for colleges (do when colleges are still in session)
  • Consider getting a summer job/internship/job shadowing
  • Take SAT or ACT and/or register for next test date
  • Meet with your school counselor in Junior Seminar to discuss tentative list of colleges/universities
  • Learn as much as you can about each college that you are considering
  • Make a list of teachers, counselors, employers, and adults to write letters of recommendation.
  • Complete brag sheet and give to those teachers you've asked to write letters of recommendation
 
Summer 
  • Review sample college applications and begin to gather the information needed to complete them
  • Continue to investigate colleges
  • Begin thinking about your college essay
  • Re-register for SAT/ACT if needed