Whitesboro Central School District

Whitesboro High School

Juniors - Junior Year Calendar

September

  • Register for the PSAT
  • Step up extra-curricular involvement and take on leadership roles
  • Participate in community service activities
  • Begin working on resume
  • Begin looking at colleges; check them out online
  • Work on improving grades and GPA

October

  • Take PSAT
  • Attend local college fairs

November

  • Continue to focus on maintaining good grades
  • Continue to research colleges and careers

December

  • Review PSAT results with counselor
  • Note SAT and/or ACT dates and deadlines and look into test preparation

January

  • Evaluate grades and second semester schedule. Look for areas that need improvement.
  • Consider job shadowing and volunteer work to learn more about potential careers

February

  • Select senior year courses, ensuring they are sufficiently, but not overly challenging
  • Continue SAT/ACT test preparation through practice tests and/or software programs

 March

  • Schedule junior planning conference with your counselor
  • Register for ACT/SAT, consider test prep classes
  • Attend college fairs
  • Research colleges, visit colleges attend open houses

 April, May, June

  • Take ACT/SAT
  • Check on admissions requirements for each college. Create test plan/strategy and develop a broad, realistic and appropriate list of colleges to investigate further. With the help of a counselor, separate list into the categories of Realistic Challenge, 50/50, Likely and Most Likely schools, based on your academic profile.
  • For those applying to highly selective colleges that require SAT Subject Tests, take them in May or June. You may take up to three tests. (This may be a good time to take test in areas that you have studied at the AP level).

 Summer

  • Keep researching colleges, visit colleges, narrow down your college list
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