1. Talk with your parents about future plans.
2. Discuss those plans with your counselor.
3. Register for and take the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) in October.
4. Check the requirements/costs of attending various colleges by visiting the College and Career Center and attend meetings on campus with college representatives.
5. Make it your responsibility to listen to/read the Daily Bulletin for announcements of college representatives’ visits to campus, and of deadlines for tests and scholarship applications. Check Naviance emails for upcoming events.
6. Attend the Marin County College Fair (spring) and Tam’s College Information Nights (fall and spring).
7. Send for college literature.
8. Prepare for taking the SAT at the end of your junior year and/or beginning of your senior year. There are review courses available. Study booklets and practice tests are obtained in the College and Career Center.
9. Take the SAT I, SAT II and/or ACT at the end of your junior year. (OPTION: take the SAT twice, once in the spring of junior year and again in fall of senior year.)
10. Investigate your eligibility for honors and AP courses in your senior year.
11. Continue to explore your school-to-career options - consider internships and special programs. Contact Greg Davison in the College/Career Center for details.
12. Work diligently in your classes.
13. If you are thinking of applying to UC, plan on taking the SAT II subject tests in writing and math and in a subject in which you have taken an AP or honors class.
14. Explore concurrent enrollment options at College of Marin.
15. Visit colleges that you might be interested in attending. Go when their classes are in session.