• College Planning Calendar - Junior Year 

    September

    • attend the LCPS college fair
    • check the schedule of college visits to the career center.
    • get involved in extracurricular and/or community activities such as school clubs, sports, volunteer work, etc.

    October

    • take the PSAT
    • attend meetings in the career center with college representatives.
    • explore different kinds of higher education— check the career center in the guidance office for these resources: 1. current college guides which describe colleges throughout the U.S. (example: college board college handbook), 2. individual college and technical school catalogs as well as information on the armed services, 3. use internet resources to explore/gather information about college web sites.
    • begin to explore financial resources: financial aid, scholarships, student loans, etc.
    • register for spring sat (www.collegeboard.org) and/or act (www.act.org).

    November, December

    • continue to explore post-high school options (college, military, employment, etc.).
    • continue to sign up to attend college representative visits to the career center.
    • when you receive your PSAT scores, meet with your counselor if you have questions about your scores.

    January

    • decide what type of college you are looking for (two-year/four-year, public/private, liberal arts/technical).
    • decide what factors are important to you (location, setting, size, etc.).
    • begin to prepare for the SAT/ACT.

    February

    • meet with your school counselor to begin preparing a list of colleges to explore. use computers, view books, and other resources to gather information on colleges.
    • meet with your counselor to select challenging courses for your senior year.
    • start to plan spring college open house visits.

    March/April/May/June

    • request information from colleges; write or use the internet.
    • attend college open houses.
    • refine list of colleges.
    • take sat/act/sat subject tests.
    • plan summer college visits.

    Summer:

      • visit and tour colleges.
      • schedule interviews if required.
      • continue to refine list of colleges.
      • gather information needed for college applications.
      • work on college essay.
      • develop an activity resume.
Last Modified on June 2, 2023