11th Grade Planning Timeline
- Maintaining your grades during your junior year is extremely important! Colleges put a lot of weight on your grades for this year.
- Review your transcript with your counselor.
- Make sure you’re challenging yourself academically. Colleges look at the difficulty level of your courses.
- Now is the time to really focus your career and college research. Viosit wevsites such as www.sccang.org, www.collegeboard.org, www.naviance.com to start your college search progress.
- Stay involved in school and community activities. These are just as critical as maintaining good grades.
- Research the admissions for the colleges you are interested in. Find out about any additional requirements on top of GPA and test scores.
- Start paying close attention to college application deadlines and requirements. Now is the time to start mapping out your educational goals.
- Obtain schedules and registration information for the SAT and ACT.
- Track your activities. *All volunteer service hours, internships, and extracurricular activities should be tracked.
- Register and take the PSAT.
- Remember that when you take the PSAT in your junior year, the scores will count toward the National Achievement Program. *Great practice tool for the SAT!
- Start a file for college catalogs and other admissions information.
- Keep an eye out for college nights at any schools in your area that you may want to attend.
- Sign up to take the ASVAB if you are interested in joining the Armed Forces.
- Review your PSAT results with your counselor.
- Register to take the ACT or SAT in the spring. Depending on your lunch status, you may qualify for an ACT or a SAT fee waiver. *Please order the test results at least once when registering for either of the test.
- IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REGISTER FOR THE ACT AND SAT TEST! I AM HERE ONLY TO ASSIST WITH THE PROCESS!
- Speak with the recruiter about your ASVAB results.
- Your IGP should be completed before going into the Spring semester.
- When choosing your senior year classes, look for classes that will give you a strong transcript.
- Volunteer as often as you can. This is impressive on college applications and often required when applying for scholarships. *Great form of networking!
- Register to participate in college programs for upcoming seniors.
- Consider looking for a summer job or internship. Wonderful opportunity to earn money to help pay for all your senior items as well as learn valuable skills.
- Continue with campus tours online and in person. *Bring an excuse from the Admissions Office if visiting on a school day, otherwise this will count as an unexcused absence.
- You want to begin narrowing down your list of potential colleges.
- Start studying for the ACT/SAT. *Refer to your PSAT test and test booklet as a study tool!
- All juniors will take the ACT in March.
- If you have not registered to take the ACT or SAT than any other time. *Testing centers usually fill up quick.
- *Please order the test results at least once when registering for either of the test.
- Review and plan your calendar with your parents.
- Take any ACT or SAT that you registered for this month.
- Update all of your information.
- Continue with your college visits. Call ahead for appointments with the financial aid counselor, admission counselor, and academic advisors at the colleges in which you are most interested in. *Remember to send than-you notes!
FINISH STRONG! COLLEGES MAKE AN INITIAL DECISION BASED ON THE TRANSCRIPT OF YOUR JUNIOR YEAR!