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junior Year

PRESENTATIONS:


Calendar For College Bound Juniors


September
  • Plan family college discussion
  • Sign up for PSAT
  • Set goals for GPA (grade point average)
  • Schedule time to meet with college reps visiting PCHS
  • Continue involvement in PCHS clubs, athletics, arts, organizations, and/or community service
October/November
  • Attend PCHS Junior Family Night on Nov. 14th
  • Attend ICC College Night
  • Take PSAT
  • Review descriptions of different types of schools
  • Midterm Exams--grades are VERY important
December
  • Discuss senior courses with counselor
  • Final Exams--grades are VERY important
  • Volunteer in the community
  • Job Shadow
  • Ask questions of your college friends home on break
January
  • Identify characteristics you want in a college
  • Attend college fairs
  • Register for academically challenging senior classes
February
  • Begin reviewing and preparing for the SAT and/or ACT exam
  • Discuss the possibility of registering for ACT with your counselor
March
  • Midterm Exams
  • Narrow your college list to a reasonable number
  • Estimate how much various colleges will cost
  • Continue reviewing and preparing for the SAT and/or ACT exam
April/May
  • Take the SAT at PCHS
  • Get a summer job to save extra money for future opportunities
  • Volunteer in the community
  • Job Shadow
  • Plan summer campus visits
  • Ask friends of your college friends who are home for the summer
  • Decide who you will ask to write letters of recommendation
Summer
  • Create a parent and student Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID by going to fafsa.gov (Don’t lose this!!)
  • Complete the FAFSA4Caster to estimate your eligibility for federal grants, loans, and work study programs
  • Continue searching for scholarships and ways to pay for college
  • Combine vacation plans with campus visits
  • Start working on your college application essays
  • Talk to people in careers you’re interested in pursuing
  • See “Calendar for College-Bound Senior” on PCHS website in Counseling