Junior College Planning ChecklistSeptember
___Make an appointment with your counselor to be sure you are on track for Core 40.
___Begin collecting information in a folder from colleges or universities that interest you.
___Check out http://www.learnmoreindiana.org.This is a college and career planning web site just for Indiana students.
___Check out the date for taking the PSAT and be sure to sign up for it in the guidance office.
___Check out the dates and locations for SAT and ACT tests on the Guidance website. Sign up online at http://www.collegeboard.com or in pick up a packet in the guidance office.
___Find out from your counselor when our school will hold SAT prep classes or where there are other courses in the community.
___Fall break? Ask your parents to schedule an appointment to visit an Indiana college or two that you may be interested in.
___Request information online from colleges. Check out the guidance office for a wealth of college guidebooks and other info!
___Check out http://www.usnews.comto find information on 1,400 schools, including a lot of top-ranked Indiana colleges.
___Get involved with some community services. Scholarship applications always want to see what you’ve done for your community. See your counselor for ideas.
___If you didn’t pass one of the sections of the GQE, be sure to participate in remediation programs at school!!
___Talk to your friends who are home from college for break! Get the real scoop from them!
___Be sure to check out dates and locations for SAT and/or ACT on the Guidance website. It is time to sign up for Spring tests.
___Check out summer college programs being offered in athletics, art,academics. Many colleges offer students the chance to attend classes and live on campus for a couple of weeks.
___Look ahead to your senior year. Stay on Core 40 course and sign up for the most challenging classes available, including Advanced Placement opportunities!
___Continue working with community services
___Meet with your counselor to update your current career paths and educational plans.
___Don’t forget the SAT and/or ACT.
___Meet with your coach and ask for his or her help in meeting college coaches if you’re hoping to play a sport in college
___Register for initial-eligibility with the NCAA at http://www.ncaa.org/cbsa/clearinghouse.org
___Write a resume (learn how online at http://www.learnmoreindiana.org/@students/students_hs/planning/checklists/resume_tool/) Use it to find a summer job.
Summer - Make a couple of college visits.