Junior Year Timeline

September

Bring your family to the Navigating High School Family Night

Update your resume

October

Take PSAT (may qualify you for scholarships and programs associated with with the National Merit Scholarship Program)

Attend college visits

Check in with your counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate

November

Keep grades up, college admissions take progress in upper-level courses seriously

Start researching grants, scholarships, and financial aid related opportunities

Attend college visits

Start applying for holiday season jobs

December

Review your PSAT results, seek help on how to improve for future standardized tests

Schedule times to volunteer over the Winter Break

January

Start a list of colleges you are interested in 

Use PSAT results to prepare for SAT

February-March

Meet with College and Career Center staff to discuss your list of potential colleges to see if they for your needs and interests (academic program, location, size, campus culture, cost, etc.)

Begin review for SAT and.or ACT

April

When registering for senior courses, make sure to consider college credit courses and continue to challenge yourself

Go to the Career and College Fair to explore more potential options for your future

Register for May/June SAT and/or ACT

Visit potential colleges during Spring Break

May

Attend the Junior Parent and Student information Night which focuses on preparing you for Senior year

SAT/ACT Testing

Explore summer opportunities

Look for a job, community service opportunities, attend a summer academic program or get an internship

June

Visit colleges and set up interviews if possible for more personal interaction

Find summer jobs and volunteer experience

SAT and ACT testing

July

Take tours of colleges, have interviews, and ask questions

Summer jobs and volunteer opportunities

August

Begin preparing for college early admissions: ask about financial aid, admission requirements, and deadlines