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Junior Timeline

11th Grade Planning Timeline

Fall Semester

 

  • 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.

 

August

 

  • Obtain schedules and registration information for the SAT and ACT.
  • Track your activities. *All volunteer service hours, internships, and extracurricular activities should be tracked.

 

September/October

  • 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.

 

November/December

  • 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.

 

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.

 

January/February

  • 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!

 

March/April

  • 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.

 

May/June

  • 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!