| Keep those
You might have a lot going on this year, but it's important to
stay focused on your schoolwork.
Successful Study Techniques
| Sign up
for a college savings account or continue to add money to an
Talk to your parents about financial aid options. It's a good idea
to start talking about how you're going to pay for college.
College Savings CalculatorFind
your conversations with your guidance counselors, teachers, family
members or trusted adults about your plans for college or other
paths towards a career.
If you have not yet done so, review concurrent enrollment or other
early access opportunities to get college credit while you are in
Enrollment Opportunities Concurrent
Enrollment Student Worksheet
to update Your Plan of Study to keep track of your courses and
Invite your counselor and parent to view Your Plan of Study. Are
you on track to meet the requirements for:
- High school graduation?
- Educational path after high school?
- Career path?
- National Collegiate Athletics Association?
- Certificate or Associates Degree through Concurrent Enrollment
Higher Education Admission Requirements NCAA Eligibility
| Find out
about AP and other honors-level courses for junior
your college planning file - or start one, if you haven't
already. (See Grade 9)
Remember, many admissions officers look for well-rounded students
who participate in the world around them.
Your Portfolio- High School Planning
| If you
have room in your schedule, consider a part-time job, internship or
| Look into
participating in academic enrichment programs, summer workshops and
camps with specialty focuses such as music, arts and
| The PSAT
10 test will be administered at your high school in the month of
April of your sophomore year. This is a valuable test to help you
prepare for the SAT, which you will take next year. This test is
free of cost.
The scores of the PSAT 10 will not count for National Merit
Scholar consideration. You will need to register and take the PSAT
in the month of October of your Junior year in order to be
considered for the National Merit Scholarships.
|PSAT 10 Website
| As soon as
you receive your scores on your PSAT (College Board) Account, make
sure to create a Khan Academy account and link the
By doing this you will see personalized practice recommendations,
and you can practice anytime, anywhere, at no cost.
|Test Prep Khan
Investigate your options for participating in concurrent
enrollment next year.
This allows juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses if
they meet certain requirements and get credit toward high school
and college at the same time.
| Make a
list of reasons why you like different colleges and universities -
programs, location, cost and so on.
Visit college campuses and take virtual tours of colleges in the
Explore Schools section.
Schools College Admissions Tool
thinking about what factors are important to you in choosing a
size, location, availability of extracurricular activities, for
College Matching Assistant
Expanding your vocabulary and learning new things will help with
many things over the next few years.
| Start or
continue searching for scholarship opportunities.
Although you may not be able to apply right now, you can find out
what the requirements will be and work toward them.