JUNIOR TIMELINE

June-Juniors



Do community service
Informally visit any type of college nearby any vacation sites
Any student who has not passed all the required parts of the 9th grade level Ohio proficiency may attend the summer intervention class and then take the needed tests in mid July

July-Juniors



Continue doing community service work
Informally visit any type of college nearby any vacations spots
Search different career/interests possibilities for the future - use websites, books, talk with people etc.

August-Juniors



Continue doing community service work
Informally visit any type of colleges nearby any vacation sites
View career/college websites
Check your schedule you receive in the mail. Does it match up with what you need? (See the AHS student handbook for graduation requirements) (see individual college catalogs for other requirements)
If you think there needs to be a change in your schedule due to a change in your future plans call the high school and make an appointment to see your counselor.
If planning on a 4 year college, pick up an ACT/SAT packet in mid August and decide when you will register for this.

September-Juniors



Check the general guidance bulletin board weekly!!
If planning to attend any type of college and you haven't started a FREE scholarship search do so soon! (www.fastweb.com)
Create/update a scholarship file at home for necessary papers.
Plan on taking the PSAT next month as a practice college entrance test- register in the guidance office.
Register to attend the PSAT/SAT prep workshop.
Begin the college search process (use books, websites, talk with graduates.) Generate a list of 10- 20 schools that may meet your criteria. Write to these schools, call these schools for information on admission.
If planning on playing sports in college, write to college coaches at colleges you are interested in. Describe your interest in their school and your experience in sports. Include a high school sport schedule. Keep your grades up.
Attend college fairs, they are common in early fall, watch the newspaper and guidance bulletin board!

October-Juniors



Take the PSAT.
Any junior who has not passed all the required 9th grade level Ohio proficiency tests must take them the third week in October. Talk to your teachers, ask for help. PREPARE!!
Check the general guidance board and the scholarship bulletin board weekly.
If planning to attend any type of college and you haven't started a FREE scholarship folder, do so soon!! www.fastweb.com
Create/update a scholarship file at home for necessary papers.

November-Juniors



If you are planning to attend a 4 year college and you have plenty of college prep classes, you may want to consider taking the ACT in December. You must register EARLY now.
Continue college search

December-Juniors



Check the general guidance and scholarship bulletin boards WEEKLY!!
Attend the parent/student financial information night this month in our auditorium.
If planning to attend a 4 year college and you haven't started a FREE scholarship search do so soon!! www.fastweb.com
Create/update a scholarship file for necessary papers.
If you are planning to attend a 4 year college, you may want to consider taking the ACT in February.
Semester 1 classes end in mid January. Are you passing all your credits? Need help? It's not too late!!

January-Juniors

Continue doing community service.
Semester 2 starts. If you need to change you schedule, make an appointment with your guidance counselor.
Check the general guidance and scholarship bulletin boards.
Begin to seriously think about college options, do research, read, visit, talk with your parents, use websites!

February-Juniors



Check with your English teacher as to updating your Career Passport materials. These can help you with job interviews for the Spring and/or summer.

March-Juniors



Attend the parent/student meeting in our auditorium on the post secondary enrollment option.
Complete your 12th grade schedule for next year. Check graduation credits.
Any junior who has not passed all the required parts of the 9th grade level Ohio proficiency tests must take them the first week of March.
Obtain information about the colleges you are interested in.
Visit colleges you are interested in attending. See general guidance bulletin board for special dates for junior visitation days.
If you are planning to attend a 4 year college you may want to consider taking the ACT/SAT.
Register online www.act.org or www.collegeboard.com
Check with your English teacher as to updating your Career Passport materials.
These can help you with job interviews for the spring and/or summer.
If you want to take an AP exam you must notify the AP coordinator BEFORE April 1st

April-Juniors



Turn in your 12th grade high school schedule for next year.
Continue doing community service.
Juniors interested in 4 year ROTC Scholarships or in any service academy should start the process now!!
Visit colleges you are interested in attending.
Check the general guidance and scholarship bulletin boards.
If you are planning to attend a 4 year college you may want to consider taking the ACT/SAT in June.
Register online: www.act.org www.collegeboard.com
Create/update a Scholarship file at home for necessary papers.
Check with your English teacher as to updating your Career Passport materials. These can help you with job interviews for the Spring and/or Summer.

May-Juniors



May 1 - Post Secondary Enrollment deadline
Continue doing community service.
Visit colleges you are interested in attending.
Check the general guidance and scholarship bulletin boards WEEKLY!
If planning to attend any type of college and you haven't started a FREE scholarship search do so soon. www.fastweb.com
If you are planning to attend a 4 year college you may want to consider taking the ACT/SAT in June. www.act.org www.collegeboard.com
Any athlete hoping to play college sports at a Division 1 or 2 college must fill out the NCAA Clearinghouse form, send in the top copy with the fee to the Clearinghouse and bring in the last 2 copies to the guidance office. Code 9999 on SAT and/or ACT registrations for test scores to be sent to NCAA.
AP exams are in May.
Make plans for visiting colleges this summer, this really helps the Senior year.