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


    • Take PSAT
    • Attend local college fairs


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


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


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


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


    • 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).


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