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Junior Year Calendar- Spring Semester

  • Identify characteristics you want in a college
  • Attend college fairs and financial aid nights
  • Clear up the financial aid myths about paying for college (
  • Let your parents know that the IRS could save them money through education tax deductions and credits
  • Research specific college entrance requirements
  • Start searching for scholarships (,,
  • Register and study for the SAT and/or ACT. All Juniors will take the test in April.
  • Select senior year classes - check with your counselor to ensure your courses meet necessary college requirements
  • Plan campus visits
  • Narrow your college list to a reasonable number
  • Contact the financial aid office for each college on your list to discuss payment options
  • Keep up college discussions with your family and counselors
  • Get answers to your "going-to-college" questions
  • Estimate how much various colleges will cost
  • Decide when to register for any necessary entrance exams.
  • Download College Answer's Campus Visit Checklist (pdf) and start visiting colleges
  • Take the SAT and/or ACT, if necessary.
  • Take Advanced Placement (AP) tests, if necessary
  • Get a summer job to save extra money
  • Considering a military academy or an ROTC scholarship? Meet with your high school counselor
Summer after Junior Year
  • Improve your reading and vocabulary skills
  • Continue searching for scholarships and ways to pay
  • Combine vacation plans with campus visits
  • Start working on your college application essays
  • Talk to people in interesting careers
  • Decide who you’ll ask to write letters of recommendation
  • Talk with college friends home for summer
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