Junior Year College Timeline
SEPTEMBER TO JANUARY:
Make a college admission testing plan in consultation with your school counselor. Consider taking an SAT or ACT by the end of your junior year.
Take the PSAT/NMSQT. This test is given only in October and serves three functions:
- Gives you practice for the SAT's.
- Allows you to get an early indication of how you may do on the SAT's.
- Qualifies you for possible scholarships.
JANUARY TO FEBRUARY:
Plan to schedule and attend a junior parent meeting with your child's school counselor. Your child must be in attendance as well. Topics include: application types, developing a college list, letters of recommendation, and admission testing.
Make selections for senior coursework.
Consider which teacher(s) would be best to write a recommendation letter on your behalf (letters must be requested in person).
Continue the college exploration process and plan visits to college campuses if you have not already done so.
SUMMER (After Junior Year):
Continue to visit schools to determine the right fit.
Common application goes live for your class on August 1; work on components of the application, including the essay.