Junior year checklist

 Adapted from Learnmore.org’s “need to know” web resource

Download the graduation plan

Fall

  • Set up an appointment with your ETS high school counselor to:
  • Update your eprofile.
  • Complete Making it Count to determine a sound strategy for college financial planning. 
  • Visit college campuses on weekends or during school breaks.
  • Take the PSAT/NMSQT to prepare for the SAT and to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship program.
  • Take PLAN to prepare for the ACT
  • Meet college representatives that visit your high school in the fall. 
  • Register for spring ACT and SAT testing.

Spring

  • Set up an appointment with your ETS high school counselor to find out about summer academic enrichment programs.
  • Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and complete the FAFSA forecaster online application for financial aid. 
  • Schedule rigorous classes for your senior year–including math classes.
  • Apply for scholarships.
  • Write a résumé and then use it to find a summer job. 
  • Bookmark the Educational Talent Search home page to your internet favorites and create a shortcut on your desktop.  Visit this page often to find out about latest goings-ons, activities, and events.
  • Make sure you have an active email account and on file in the ETS office.  Visit yahoo, google mail, or hotmail to set up an account. 
  • Become an ETS facebook fan and follow us via Twitter.

Summer

  • Visit college campuses.
  • Go the extra mile at work so you can ask your supervisor for a recommendation at the end of the summer.
  • Shadow a career you like.  Job shadowing is a great way to see what a career is all about.