Spring Checklist for Juniors (April and May)

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in Application Process, Juniors, Parents

Spring Checklist for Juniors (April and May)

April

  • Create an EMAIL ACCOUNT for the college application process. You do not want your email for colleges to be linked to any social media (Facebook, twitter etc).
  • GOOGLE YOUR NAME and see what comes up. Anything you would not like an Admissions Officer to see? Clean it up!
  •  Attend the NACAC COLLEGE FAIR  (National Association for College Admissions Counseling) in San Francisco on Saturday, April 20 at Concourse Exhibition Center
 East Hall
 620 7th Street (at Brannan)
San Francisco, CA 94103. The event is from 1:30-4:30pm. Click here for more information. Or you can attend the WACAC COLLEGE FAIR (Western Association of College Admission Counseling) at Saint Mary’s College of California on Saturday, May 11th from 1-4pm. Click here for more information. For how to prepare for college fairs, read the article on our College Calm Facebook Page.

 

May

  •  Talk with us to identify 2 teachers who you think would write good LETTER OF RECOMMENDATIONS on your behalf and ask them before the school year is out. Go to the College Calm Facebook Page to read more about how to ask.
  • Now is the time to really focus on your classes. The grades you get this semester will be the last grades to be calculated for admission to UC and CSU campuses. Create an electronic folder and put in your BEST ACADEMIC WORK from junior year.
  • Decide which SAT SUBJECTS TESTS you will take in June. See our blog post from April.
  • Register for the JUNE ACT OR SAT.
  • TAKE AP/IB  EXAMS (results arrive in July).
  • FINALIZE PLANS FOR SUMMER jobs, camps, and educational opportunities.
  • Read your local newspaper to find out which civic, cultural, and service organizations in your area award SCHOLARSHIPS to graduating seniors. Start a file.

 

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