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Checklist: Junior

Junior Year Calendar


Junior Presentation Jan 9 2017

September

checkbox with gold borderPrepare 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.

 

checkbox with gold borderCheck 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

 

October

checkbox with gold borderTake the school wide PSAT Collegeboard PSAT on the 2nd Wednesday of October. All FHS students are automatically registered.

 

checkbox with gold borderStart 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.

 

checkbox with gold borderStart 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

 

checkbox with gold borderAttend Foothill FAFSA Workshop FAFSA

 

November

checkbox with gold borderAttend 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.

 

December

checkbox with gold borderPlan 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.

 

January

checkbox with gold borderConsider taking a full-length practice SAT or ACT as part of your test preparation. Practice SAT test and Practice ACT test

 

checkbox with gold borderPSAT score will be distributed in Homeroom.

 

checkbox with gold borderAttend College Planning Night for Juniors on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the FHS Event Center.

 

February

checkbox with gold borderBegin 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

 

March

checkbox with gold borderConsider 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.

 

checkbox with gold borderVisit the College & Career Center to look up more information on colleges that interest you. SAT Registration and ACT Registration

 

April

checkbox with gold borderConsider taking the ACT for the first time. ACT Registration

 

checkbox with gold borderContinue your family discussion about college: Where? How?

 

checkbox with gold borderConsider visiting college campuses during Spring Break.

 

checkbox with gold borderPlan 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

 

May

checkbox with gold borderTake 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

 

checkbox with gold borderTake any appropriate AP Exams. AP Potential

 

June

checkbox with gold borderStart drafting your college essay/personal insight questions. UC Personal Insight Questions and Common Application

 

checkbox with gold borderConsider who will write your letters of recommendation (if required) for your college applications and approach them before you leave school for the summer.

 

checkbox with gold borderRegister with the NCAA if you plan to play sports in college to establish your eligibility and send in your transcript NCAA Eligibility Center.

 

Summer

checkbox with gold borderOrganize your applications deadlines. Carefully organize a timeline if you are planning to apply Early Decision or Early Action.

 

checkbox with gold borderStart 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

 

checkbox with gold borderVisit college campuses of interest.

 

checkbox with gold borderSpend the summer doing what you enjoy. Talk to your college friends home for the summer.

 

checkbox with gold borderContinue your SAT or ACT test preparation and register for the SAT or ACT if you plan to test in September, October or November. SAT Registration and ACT Registration

 

checkbox with gold borderFinalize your brag sheet located in Naviance.