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Just for Juniors

Junior Notices

Juniors: Do you tweet? Are you on Facebook? College admissions officers are increasingly turning to social media and online search to find the best candidates for admission. What you are posting publicly could harm... or help you! Learn more at:

Junior Presentation - Take the Initiative!


Action Plan: High School Juniors




Take the PSAT/NMSQT®

Start Your College Search

  • Start with you: Make lists of your abilities, preferences, and personal qualities. List things you may want to study and do in college.
  • Jumpstart your college planning by reading about majors and careers.
  • Use College Search to find colleges with the right characteristics.



Plan Your Spring Testing Schedule

  • You can take either the SAT® Reasoning Test or up to three SAT® Subject Tests on one test day. Plan your testing schedule carefully if you want to take both types of SAT®. See the SAT® schedule of test dates and register online for the SAT®.
  • Use the access code on your PSAT/NMSQT® score report to sign in to My College QuickStart™. With this personalized planning kit, you can prepare for the SAT® using a study plan based on your PSAT/NMSQT® results and explore lists of suggested colleges, majors, and careers.



Get Ready for the SAT®

Explore Colleges

Prepare for AP® Exams

Plan Ahead for the Summer & Senior Year

  • Review your senior year class schedule with your counselor. Challenge yourself with honors and AP® classes and stick with sequences you've begun, in the languages, for example. Read about how to select your courses.
  • Plan summer activities early. Enrich yourself by volunteering, getting an interesting job or internship, or signing up for special summer learning programs.



Keep Your Momentum Up This Summer

  • Visit colleges. Take campus tours and, at colleges you're serious about, schedule interviews with admissions counselors. Be sure to bring your campus visit checklist.
  • Request applications from colleges to which you'll apply. Check important dates; some universities have early dates or rolling admissions. Consult the College Application Calendar and the Financial Aid Calendar for a basic idea of the applications timeline.
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