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    Action Plan for Junior Year
    • Start with you: Make lists of your abilities, preferences, and personal qualities. List things you may want to study and do in college.
    • Jumpstart your college planning by reading about majors and careers.
    • Use College Search to find colleges with the right characteristics.
    • Talk to your counselor about your college plans and attend college day at your school.
    • You can take either the SAT Reasoning Test or up to three SAT Subject Tests on one test day. Plan your testing schedule carefully if you want to take both types of SAT. See the SAT and ACT schedule of test dates and register online for the SAT and ACT.
    • Start visiting local colleges: large, small, public, and private. Get a feel for what works for you. Develop a list of 15-20 colleges that interest you. Search for colleges.
    • Do well on AP Exams and receive credit or placement at most colleges. Get AP Exam preparation.
    • Review your senior year class schedule with your counselor. Challenge yourself with honors and AP classes and stick with sequences you"ve begun, in the languages, for example.
    • Plan summer activities early. Enrich yourself by volunteering, getting an interesting job or internship, or signing up for special summer learning programs.
    • Visit colleges. Take campus tours and, at colleges you"re serious about, schedule interviews with admissions counselors. Be sure to bring your campus visit checklist.
    • Request applications from colleges to which you"ll apply. Check important dates; some universities have early dates or rolling admissions. Consult the College Application Calendar and the Financial Aid Calendar for a basic idea of the applications timeline.
    Here are some websites to help you with college, career, finances and other useful tools.
Last Modified on December 6, 2017