Junior Year

  • Meet with your guidance counselor at the beginning of each quarter
  • Re-visit your college list and try and narrow it down to a top 10
  • Attend college fairs
  • Consider job-shadowing a few professionals working in your dream career
  • Apply for some scholarships
  • Visit colleges from your list and start reaching out to admission counselors for more information
  • Take the SAT and/or ACT (each more than once)
  • Sit down with your parents to talk about finances and commitments
  • Enroll in test prep
  • Update your activity résumé at the end of the year
  • Make summer plans
    • Re-access and review your chosen career path
    • Visit colleges
    • Consider getting a Summer job
    • Earn community service hours by volunteering
    • Job shadow a professional
  • At the end of the year narrow down your college list to top 7 schools
  • Brainstorm college essay topics and create outlines