Junior Year Action Items

Here's a short checklist to make sure you are on track to apply to college:

During the school year:

  • Take the SAT and/or ACT in the winter or Spring of Junior Year
  • Research college options and start to narrow your search
  • Visit college campuses (click here to learn how to make the most of your college visits)
  • Create or update your resume
  • Have "the money talk" with family (see the Calculating your Education Costs article to learn more about financing a college education)
  • Schedule an academically rigorous senior year

During the summer:

  • Take advantage of summer enrichment programs
  • Create your list of colleges to which you plan to apply (click here to learn how to build your college list)
  • Using application essay prompts from the schools that interest you, write a college essay draft (click here for more information on writing college essays)


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