Junior Checklist

Junior Year: Narrowing the Options

  • Attend College Admissions Panel at 7:00 on August 28 in S-180

  • Attend 11th/12th Parents Panel on the college process at 7:00 on September 28 in the upper school atrium.

  • Prepare for the SAT, ACT, PSAT/NMSQT during the enrichment period.

  • Continue building your résumé. For an example, click here.

  • Take either the ACT or the SAT at least twice.
    • ACT dates and sign-up deadlines
      • test on September 8, register by August 10
      • test on October 27, register by September 28
      • test on December 8, register by November 2
      • test on February 9, register by January 11
      • test on April 13, register by March 8
      • test on June 8, register by May 3
      • test on July 13, register by June 14

    • SAT dates and registration deadlines
      • test on August 25, register by July 27
      • test on October 6, register by September 7
      • test on November 3, register by October 5
      • test on December 1, register by November 2
      • test on March 9, register by February 8
      • test on May 4, register by April 5
      • test on June 1, register by May 3

  • Attend a career trip, possibly shadowing a potential occupation.

  • Attend on-campus visits from various college representatives.

  • Attend one of the following college fairs.
  • Go on the College Tour, September 10-14. Take a look at the Knightly Herald Article by Ethan Shaw.

  • Schedule a personal college guidance meeting with Mr. Herring by May 1 and be prepared to discuss the above plus the following:
    • Co-curricular activities
    • Leadership roles
    • Making contributions in high school

  • Take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 10 (at Westminster for no charge)

  • Continue to make college visits second semester and into the summer as needed. See questions to ask on a college visit.