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JUNIOR YEAR TIMELINE

Fall

  • Make sure your schedule is filled with challenging and appropriate courses
  • Demonstrate leadership and responsibility in community and school
  • Begin a list of potential colleges and programs
  • Gather career information - job shadow or visit career fairs
  • Make the most out of your part-time job
  • Talk with college reps and ask them questions
  • Go to college fairs
  • Discuss testing plans with your counselor
  • Register, prepare for, and take the PSAT/NMSQT
  • Check out free scholarship searches
  • Make college visits
  • Begin to consider which teachers, moderators, or employers your might use if you need recommendations
  • Continue talking with your parents/guardians and your counselor about your plans

March

  • Take the ACT EXAM
  • College-bound student-athletes (Divisions I & II) sign-up with NCAA Clearinghouse
  • Request information from colleges
  • Take advantage of college preview dates/visits
  • Research scholarship opportunities
  • Continue discussing college finances with parents/guardians

April

  • Continue campus visits as necessary
  • Look for summer job opportunities

May

  • Finalize summer plans (work, volunteer, class)
  • Continue to narrow down list of college choices
  • Plan any additional campus visits
  • Create an activities resume
  • Draft your scholarship essay
  • Volunteer (if you haven't started already)

August

  • Update resume
  • Visit college campuses (private colleges give application fee waivers)
  • Save summer earnings for college