Spring Semester Junior Year

    • Attend class and do your best in all classes!  

    • See your teacher for help if you are not doing as well as you would like.

    • Register for the SATs and/or ACTs if applying to a school that requires testing. No test is required for community college. All CA public universities have waived testing for Fall 2021.

    • Attend local college fairs such as the WACAC (Western Association of College Admission Counselors), which is held at Dominican University of California in April. 

    • Take a virtual tour of a college on the web. 

    • Start thinking about colleges, majors, and career interests using Naviance.

    • Complete the NCAA form at the end of the spring semester if you plan to play college sports.

    • Make sure you are on track for graduation. 

    College Entrance Testing Schedule

    • SAT (math, evidence-based reading and writing) 

    • Go to www.collegeboard.org to register.

    • ACT (Math, English, Reading, Science). Go to www.actstudent.org to register. We advise taking tests WITH writing.

    Optional Junior Summer Activities

    • Visit 3-5 colleges.

    • Provide community service in an area in which you are interested.

    • Take a class at the College of Marin

    • To complete an internship contact Greg Davison at 415-458-3484 or gdavison@tamdistrict.org

    • Work a summer job.

    • Create a resume for jobs, internships, athletics, awards, etc. using Naviance.


    When you move on to Senior Year: 

    • Do more than the minimum class/college requirements.

    • Be sure about classes for senior year as it is VERY hard to switch classes once the semester has started and four-year colleges must be notified of any schedule changes after the application is submitted.

    • Meet with the College and Career Specialist to discuss and research colleges, look for scholarships and talk about your college choices/career goals.

    • Start working on college applications early. 

    • Take a virtual tour of a college.

    • Take one more SAT and/or ACT tests in the fall if needed. 

    • CSU applications can be submitted as early as October 1st.

    • FAFSA for financial aid goes online October 1. FAFSA

    • UC and California State University deadline = November 30th.

    • Make sure you are on track for graduation.

    • If attending community college, complete application and orientation by late February.

    • FAFSA deadline for CA public schools is March 2nd.  Check other schools’ deadlines.

    • Inform your counselor early about your college plans.

      Please see the College Planning Guide for step by step information!


     For help:

    Julie Gannon, College & Career Specialist     

    415-945-3779 jgannon@tamdistrict.org


    Katie Phelps, Counselor               

    415-945-3790  kphelps@tamdistrict.org