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Junior Year Calendar

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September

  • 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.
  • Sign up for the PSAT at Beckman High School, email sent 8-27 through Aeries Communication to all Juniors.  PSAT Test – Saturday, October 17, 2020.
  • Check @fhscollegeandcareer Instagram account for virtual college visits.

October

  • Attend a Virtual College Fair this fall – Visit the link:  Virtual College Fair
  • 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. You Visit
  • 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
  • SAT_ACT FAQ

November

December

  • UC will be “test-optional” for fall 2021 and fall 2022. Freshman applicants are not required to submit SAT/ACT test scores.
  • A note for fall 2021 first-time freshman: The California State University (CSU) has temporarily suspended the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses for the 2021-2022 academic year. This temporary change of admission eligibility applies only for fall 2021, winter 2022, and spring 2022 admission cycles.

January

February

  • 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

March

  • UC will be “test-optional” for fall 2021 and fall 2022. Freshman applicants are not required to submit SAT/ACT test scores.
  • A note for fall 2021 first-time freshman: The California State University (CSU) has temporarily suspended the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses for the 2021-2022 academic year. This temporary change of admission eligibility applies only for fall 2021, winter 2022, and spring 2022 admission cycles.

April

  • 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

May

  • 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
  • Start drafting your college essay/personal insight questions. UC Personal Insight Questions and Common Application
  • Consider who will write your letters of recommendation (if required) for your college applications and approach them before you leave school for the summer.  Start working on your brag sheet for your teacher and counselor recommendations. Brag Sheet
  • Register with the NCAA if you plan to play sports in college to establish your eligibility and send in your transcript NCAA Eligibility Center.

Summer

  • 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. Take this checklist with you: Campus Visit Checklist
  • Spend the summer doing what you enjoy. Talk to your college friends home for the summer.
  • Finalize your brag sheet located in Naviance and work on your  Brag Sheet