Junior year is a time to focus on college & career search and narrowing the options. As Juniors and parents begin to research college and universities, and plan for college admissions, the following information and resources will be helpful.
Things to think about:
- Am I taking courses that lead to my post high school plans?
- With which teachers have I established a strong rapport? (Potential college/job letters of recommendation.)
- Which talents or strengths might I want to further develop through college studies or post high school plans?
- Which activities will I highlight on my college/job application?
Things to do:
- Take PSAT/NMSQT test. (Oct)
- Utilize StudentVUE to check grades in classes.
- Continue extra curricular activities.
- Develop an activities resume.
- Maintain strong academic performance and an excellent attendance record.
- Check your graduation requirements.
- Complete college search program during the junior developmental lesson with guidance.
- Use Naviance/Family Connections to create list of prospective colleges.
- Attend LCPS college fair. (Sept)
- Talk with teachers, parents, and counselor about senior year course selections.
- Talk with parents about college needs, interests, etc.
- Register for SAT (March, May or June administration) or ACT.
- Attend THS Spring College Planning Night.
- Meet with School Counselor to discuss college needs, interests, etc.
- List college choices with School Counselor.
- If taking an AP courses, register for AP Exams.
- Schedule interviews and college visits for winter, spring, summer and/or fall.
- Continue to explore career options.
- What can I do with a major in...? http://www.myplan.com/majors/what-to-do-with-a-major.php
Take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of your junior year.
You should schedule SAT and/or ACT in your junior and/or senior year, based on the requirements of the colleges or universities where you plan to apply. Review College catalogs carefully and consult with your counselor to determine specific testing requirements.
If you plan to apply to colleges and universities that require SAT II tests, register early and take these tests as close to the conclusion of the related course(s) as possible.