11th Grade Calendar

Junior Year

College Choice

Records – Testing and Academic

Junior Year March-June

College Choice

  • Access and review college web sites.
  • Do a preliminary List of Colleges of around 25 colleges. Meet with your counselor for a Junior interview to discuss plans.
  • Attend Spring College Fairs.
  • Attend Local College Nights.
  • Compare Colleges.
  • Between now and November, visit several colleges to get a feel for college in session and campus styles.
  • Do a Financial Aid Calculator online to determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) at http://www.finaid.org
  • List Colleges to visit.
  • Request information from colleges:
  • Viewbook (course catalog),
  • Applications (usually not available before June),
  • Freshman Profile,
  • Costs & Financial Aid,
  • Department or Activities of interest to you

Records – Testing and Academic

  • March, May & June SAT I Tests. Register online and practice test at http://www.collegeboard.com
  • Select rigorous course program for senior year. Consider courses required for your intended college major/program of study.
  • Take May AP and IB. Tests.
  • Take April or June ACT. Register online and take practice tests at http://www.act.org
  •  June SAT I Test
  • June SAT II Subject tests. These are necessary for Early Decision and Early Action at private colleges.

 

Junior Year – July through End of Summer

College Choice

Review college viewbooks and catalogs.

A few more visits with a tour and information session; begin to note observations; ask questions; listen to questions of others.

Compare colleges:

—-take notes,
—-complete worksheet,
—-keep a journal,
—-discuss visits with parents.
- List serious college options – around 10.
- Plan itinerary of fall college visits.
- Schedule fall interviews for private colleges.
- Receive Applications. Note Deadlines and Requirements. Familiarize yourself with Essays and forms.
Do one or two trial Interviews.

Records – Testing and Academic
- READ, READ, READ!
- Review any Test Booklets to practice, spot weaknesses. Use your PSAT results and test booklet to help on SAT I.
- Do volunteer work to earn community service hours for Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
- Plan testing dates for senior year.
- On your PSAT answer folder, there is an access code to use www.collegeboard.com/quickstart. At Quickstart, you will have personalized test prep based on your PSAT answers, free access towww.myroad.com, a wonderful career research site, and college information.

- At www.collegeboard.com and www.actstudent.org, you will find complete practice tests – a great way to prep for tests.
- View free test prep on the web here.