High School (Grade 11)
This will be the year you fine tune your remaining course selections and narrow down your college choices. At the close of this year you should be scheduled to take either the SAT or ACT test.
Remember, there is additional information located on the FAQ High School Page that covers topics such as: SAT/ACT Testing, Year-end Report Deadlines, Ranking, Scholarships, Dual Enrollment and much more!
Below is a helpful timeline specifically for you this year!
AUGUST / SEPTEMBER
- Confirm your courses for your junior and senior years have the right balance of rigor and challenge to get into a competitive college. Requirements for admissions are clearly posted on all college websites. You do not want surprises next year when it may be too late.
- PSAT registration
- PSAT Testing
NOVEMBER - FEBRUARY
- Keep your focus on your grades. You'll want your grades for this entire junior year to be as strong as possible.
- Continue your research for potential colleges and careers.
- Register for the SAT/ACT test for March, May, or June (Remember to use our High School Code  so your test results are furnished directly to our office.)
MARCH - APRIL
- Narrow your college choices down to your top 5 and request catalog information and available tour dates.
- Start researching possible scholarships available and what the requirements are. They will be the same next year so go ahead and start preparing. (Fastweb.com is a valid scholarship site linked from the FAFSA site.)
MAY - JUNE
- Complete SAT/ACT test by this time frame
- Finalize the top colleges you want to apply to and review admission criteria and course of study from the material they have sent you.
- Take any AP Placement Exams if you have taken any AP courses
- Gather as many Letters of Recommendations as possible from various sources (personal, academic, community, etc.).
- Make plans to visit your top college choices. Visiting them during the week with school in session will give you an idea of what college life is really like at their campus.