JUNIOR YEAR TIMELINE
- October - Take the PSAT/NMSQT. (Students with very high scores will be considered for National Merit Scholarships and Corporate Scholarships.)
- March-June - Take the SAT and/or the ACT. The ACT is given in April and June. The SAT is given in March , May and June. Registration deadlines are four to five weeks prior to the test dates. See your counselor for registration forms and for information on which test(s) you should take. You can register online at www.ets.org for the SAT.
- March-June - Start searching for scholarship possibilities. If you are hoping for an athletic scholarship, complete the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse Form after your junior year.
- If appropriate, plan to take SATII: Subject Tests for college admissions and placement. It is a good idea to take some tests just after you finish your last course in the subject, e.g., the sciences, history, and math. You'll do better on other tests, such as writing and the language tests, after several years of study.
- Conduct a college search. See "Useful Links" on this website.
- See your counselor in the Spring to arrange for an appointment with your parents. You will come up with a list of colleges that match your interests and majors.
- Visit colleges over the summer so that you will know where to apply in your senior year. There are many college catalogs and publications to help you plan your visits. You can also contact the colleges online to make an appointment for your visit.
- Plan your senior year schedule with care. Colleges want to see that you are carrying a full complement of classes.
- Keep up your grades, remember that class rank and final GPA are calculated on your 9th, 10th and 11th grade final grades (If you were in accelerated classes in 8th grade, these are also calculated into your final GPA). Colleges will receive a transcript of these grades with your college applications.