Your junior year begins, challenge yourself academically, stay involved in your volunteer work, try to gain a leadership role within a club/ organization.
Take the PSAT/NMSQT exam. Use your results to prepare a study plan for the SAT. You should have downloaded Khan Academy by now.
You may take the ACT or SAT, if you wish.
Register for Standardized Testing if you feel prepared:
SAT & SAT Subject Tests www.collegeboard.org
Students eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch are able to obtain SAT and ACT Fee Waivers. Please come to the College Office to obtain fee waivers.
February You will schedule your first college appointment with your counselor! Be sure that you have all paperwork handed in!
You will receive emails from your counselor at the email address in your Naviance account – make sure that you check this address regularly.
Research and apply for summer programs. Most programs are available online. (Be on the lookout for these in the Newsletter!)
You must fill out the assigned surveys on Naviance, both you and your parents, before your individual appointments with the college office.
Become familiar with Naviance
Please visit individual college websites. You may find virtual campus tours, admissions data, information regarding specific majors and program, etc.
Register to take the SAT Test, SAT Subject Tests and/or exams.
For those interested in Questbridge, start researching now and notify your recommenders and the college office if you are considering applying.
Discuss college options and financing your college education with your family.
April 5, 2017: Free DOE SAT Day for all Juniors.
Make sure that you regularly check your email address. The College Office often emails important information to you.
Ask two of your teachers from different subject areas if they would be willing to write a college letter of recommendation for you.
Attend the NACAC College Fair!
Metro-Jet (Jesuit College Fair) comes to ND... mandatory event for all juniors!
We recommend that you take the SAT exam in May. It is advisable to take SAT Subject Test(s) in June to benefit from just having completed the courses at ND.
Take advantage of the August SAT date which is anticipated to be given on August 25, 2018.
Continue researching colleges that might be of interest to you.
Take the SAT if you did not take it in March or May. SAT Subject Tests are offered. Please be sure to check individual college websites for specific Admissions requirements! You may not take both the SAT and SAT Subject Test(s) on the same day.
If you have not yet done so, ask two faculty members to write your college letters of recommendation.
There will a summer assignment given that needs to be completed on the Common App.
Have a productive summer. Consider a variety of activities such as summer study in a college program, research, volunteering, perhaps a job that will help you put aside money for college, etc.
Research the various colleges. You want to find a college that will likely be a good fit for you.
Begin your college applications!
If possible, visit college campuses
Roll over your account on www.commonapp.org.
Remember to link your common app with your Naviance Student account by entering your common app user name and password on Naviance under the Colleges I’m Applying To tab.
We recommend taking the August SAT before the craziness of senior year begins!