Class of 2020
Junior Year Timeline
NOW -CREDIT RECOVERY (if needed)
- Utilize Naviance
- Listen to Announcements for scholarships & opportunities
- Sign up for college reps visiting GMHS in the Future Center
- Continue researching colleges
- Junior meeting and individual parent meeting
- Practice SAT October 10
- Attend a college fair
- Check with the colleges you are interested in to make sure you are taking all of the high school courses they require for admission
- College Scorecard -https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ Find the college that's the best fit for you! The U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard has the most reliable data on college costs, graduation, and potential earnings after graduation
- Meet with your Mrs. Oliver for your junior credit check
- Visit prospective colleges during your spring break
- Save a copy of parents’ income tax return to use in applying for financial aid
- Take State SAT test at GMHS
- Register for future ACT or SAT
- Look into pre-college summer programs
- Take the National ACT or SAT if you would like to retake it
- Discuss your college choices with your parents and narrow the list
- During the summer, visit colleges you are interested in attending. Print off unofficial copies of your transcript to take
- Apply to the NCAA, if applicable
August and September:
- Narrow down your list of schools. Discuss with your parents, teachers, and counselor if you need help.
- Attend local College Fairs.
- Attend college rep visits to GMHS. https://sites.google.com/jeffcoschools.us/gmhsfuturecenter/home
- Begin requesting letters of recommendation and teacher/counselor evaluation forms, especially if you are applying Early Action or Early Decision
- Request transcripts, especially if you are applying Early Action or Early Decision
- *Double check deadlines below for transcripts and letters of recommendation
- Start applying for college!
- Double check deadlines for Early Action, Priority, Early Decision, and Scholarships and make sure you have all of your documents together
- It is YOUR responsibility to get everything completed by the deadlines. Check with teachers about letters of recommendation, check with Mrs. Griffin in the Future Center about transcripts, and make sure all application materials are received on time by the colleges.
Wednesday Sept 12, 2018: College/Post-Secondary Planning Timeline
8-9am in the library
- What should I be doing now to prepare my student for college and/or career?
- What resources are available at GMHS and elsewhere?
- Learn about the application process and financial aid
"The Admission Game" takes you behind the scenes of the college admission process to learn who gets in and why. Tickets are $10 and seats are limited, so contact your counselor now to purchase! Sept. 19, 7 pm at Lakewood High School
Financial Aid Night- Oct. 10 from 6-7 pm in the library. Learn about filling out the FAFSA (senior year) and learn all about the financial aid process.
Future Night -November 7th 6:30-8 in the Auditorium -Come and get your PSAT results and learn about how to study for the SAT or ACT
SAT Express Prep
- 3/18, 3/20, 4/2, 4/3; 5:30-8:00 To register: https://collegedrive.com/
FREE SAT Cram Program for all Juniors
- 4/4 9:25-11:30
SAT @ GMHS April 9th
Mountain Vista High School - In-State and Out-of-State College Fair and Workshops
- Saturday, September 29, 2018 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
National Online College Admissions Fair
- October 2nd, 2018
Lakewood High School - Out-of-State College Night
- Thursday, October 4, 2018 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Colorado Council on High School/College Relations College Fair: Over 50 Colleges and Universities from 13 states will be at Ralston Valley for this year’s College Fair hosted by Colorado Council on High School/College Relations
- October 15th 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Dakota Ridge High School -International College Fair
- Thursday, November 15 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Want to take the writing portion of the SAT?
- Register between January 16-February 14th @sat.org
- Who Should Take the SAT with Essay
Career Exploration Activities
O-NET Interest profiler
Explore careers- look at careers with good job outlook
Videos on individual careers
Occupational Handbook -The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/