Junior Year Calendar
Prepare for the PSAT by looking at the practice booklet distributed in your English classes. You will find additional resources for the PSAT including an online practice test on the College Board website. A quick link to this information is found at: Collegeboard Testing.
Check the Naviance College Visit calendar for the list of college admission representatives visiting FHS. Sign up for any colleges of interest. Check this calendar regularly through November as the list will grow as information sessions are scheduled. Naviance Family Connections
Take the school wide PSAT Collegeboard PSAT on the 2nd Wednesday of October. All FHS students are automatically registered.
Start planning your college visits. Junior year is a good time to visit local areas colleges to get a feeling about the type of college you will attend. Large or small, public or private, UC or CSU, etc.
Start researching colleges using Naviance SuperMatch College Search. Look at college websites and sign up as a prospective student so you are on their mailing list to receive information. Naviance Family Connections
Attend Foothill FAFSA Workshop FAFSA
Attend the TUSD College and Career Night with your parents as you begin to research your options for financial aid, grants, scholarships and loans for college.
Plan your college admission testing calendar and consider registering for the March SAT and/or April ACT. Start thinking about accelerating your test preparation. Test preparation resources are available on the school website.
When your PSAT/NMSQT scores are ready online, you’ll get an email with instructions on creating your College Board account, going to your online score report, and using your access code to view your scores.
Attend PSAT Night/College Planning for Juniors in January in the FHS Event Center.
Begin or continue your college searching as you start to narrow your college interest list. Use the Naviance Super Match College Search features and resources available in the College & Career Center. Naviance Family Connections
Consider taking the SAT for the first time if you feel comfortable with the level of your classroom learning. It is highly recommended students take advantage of classroom learning before taking college admission tests. Both the SAT and ACT are offered in April, May and June if you prefer.
Consider taking the ACT for the first time. ACT Registration
Continue your family discussion about college: Where? How?
Consider visiting college campuses during Spring Break.
Plan to attend the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Fair at Anaheim or Pasadena. This is a great opportunity to see hundreds of colleges at one fair. For dates and location go to: NACAC
Take any appropriate Subject Test that may be required by colleges you intend to submit an application. (or register for the June test date). SAT Subject Test
Take any appropriate AP Exams. AP Potential
Consider who will write your letters of recommendation (if required) for your college applications and approach them before you leave school for the summer.
Register with the NCAA if you plan to play sports in college to establish your eligibility and send in your transcript NCAA Eligibility Center.
Organize your applications deadlines. Carefully organize a timeline if you are planning to apply Early Decision or Early Action.
Start narrowing down your college list to a realistic number and prepare for college applications by gathering your family data and update your resume. Check Naviance Scattergrams. Naviance Family Connections
Visit college campuses of interest.
Spend the summer doing what you enjoy. Talk to your college friends home for the summer.
Finalize your brag sheet located in Naviance and download Letter of Recommendation Procedures.