• Junior College Planning Calendar

     August/Early September

    • Use Naviance to research future careers and/or colleges
    • Add at least five colleges to your colleges I’m thinking about list on Naviance
    • Work on your junior year Naviance tasks
    • Check your school calendar for the date of College Night for juniors
    • Obtain or renew your work permit at your school

    September

    • Sign up at school to take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) or other full-length practice tests through the College & Career Center
    • Attend college representative meetings in the College and Career Center
    • Request a meeting with Greg Davison, School to Career Liaison, if interested in obtaining an internship or job shadow
    • Begin to familiarize yourself with scholarship opportunities on Naviance

    October

    • Attend College Night for Juniors
    • Take the PSAT
    • Attend college representative meetings in the College and Career Center

    November

    • Attend college representative meetings in the College and Career Center
    • If you are interested in attending a Service (Armed Forces) Academy, contact a representative this year and plan to explore the Academy's summer program

    December

    • Consider visiting nearby college campuses during winter break
    • Attend The New World of College Admission Testing: Insights for the Classes of 2021 & 2022 and create an individual testing timeline

    January

    • Register for upcoming ACT or SAT and keep track of user names and passwords for these accounts as you will access them multiple times

    February

    • Use February break to visit colleges
    • Register for upcoming ACT or SAT

    March

    • Attend Junior Workshops in the College & Career Center
    • Attend Gap Year Fair at Drake
    • Plan your summer activities: school, work, internship or community service
    • Register for upcoming ACT or SAT

    April

    • Start researching summer jobs
    • Continue researching colleges and consider visiting campuses over Spring Break
    • Request Letters of Recommendation from at least two teachers who know you well
    • Register for upcoming ACT or SAT or SAT Subject Tests
    • Consider a summer internship

    May/June

    • Attend local WACAC College Fair
    • Get a job and save your earnings
    • Take AP exams and/or SAT/ACT/SAT Subject Tests
    • Research early decision/early action deadlines

    Summer

    • Tour college campuses during summer vacation
    • Attend Colleges That Change Lives Fair
    • Continue working on your Common Application
    • ATHLETES: To participate in collegiate athletics, create an account with NCAA at eligibilitycenter.org
    • Familiarize yourself with college essay prompts/UCs Personal Insight Questions and begin drafts
    • Register for fall ACT or SAT test if appropriate