Junior Year College Preparation
Junior year is extremely important academically because colleges will scrutinize your academic record for admission and scholarship consideration.
- If you are a high-achieving student, you should take the PSAT in October. The National Merit Scholarship Program uses this test to determine awards.
- Begin researching colleges that interest you.
- Begin a resume. Keep track of your volunteer work and take leadership roles when possible. Be involved!
- Start your college visits. It is extremely important to visit college campuses to have a feel for the school and learn more about it.
- You will need to take the ACT test if you are planning on attending a four-year school. Consider the February, April, or June tests. Be sure to choose four schools where you would to have your test score sent.
- In the spring, visit with college representatives. Check the college visit calendar on Edline to see when the representatives will be visiting Gross Catholic.
- Attend College Night for Juniors during the spring conferences.
- When you register for senior year, consider take several challenging classes so that you will be best prepared for college.
- Meet with your counselor as often as needed and ask lots of questions.