Junior Year Checklist
  • Your academic record can either help or hurt your chances of gaining admission to your colleges of choice. 
  • Take the ASVAB Test.
  • Take the PSAT in October to qualify for The National Merit Scholarship Competition.   Be certain to enter Brookland-Cayce High Schools CEEB code: 410335 so your test scores will be sent to BCHS. Research PSAT/SAT at the College Board Website.
  • Attend an ACT/SAT preparation workshop and/or utilize some of the online tools available to help you prepare). Click HERE for ACT/SAT Prep Information
  • Take the ACT and/or SAT during the spring semester:
    • You will have at least one score entering your senior year.  You will be added to college mailing lists and this gives significant information to the colleges you are considering.
    • Register Online: ACT Registration and SAT Registration
  • Research possible colleges and request or download information from them. 
    • Need help with your college search? Big Future by The College Board  and College Scorecard by the US Department of Education has college search and planning tools.
  • Visit college campuses (campus tour, visit with advisors/faculty, pick up admissions packet).
  • Take solid elective courses (additonal math, science, world language, social studies, computers, etc)
  • Talk to friends and family to gather ideas on colleges.
  • Run for leadership positions in the organizations that you are involved in at school and in the community.
  • Ask your counselor for suggestions as to colleges you should consider, but might not have though of on your own (based on major, scholarships, location, etc)
  • Get to know the admissions criteria for your top schools. Know where you stand in relation to those requirements and work toward changing what you can (if you fall short).
  • Get involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Volunteer in your community.
  • Explore careers and job opportunities in those careers. JOB SHADOW!
  • Start to attend events on college campuses (plays, concerts, sporting events, activities related to your major, etc)
  • Get to know your high school counselor and Career Development Facilitator (CDF)/Career Specialist. Let them get to  know you and your goals, career aspirations, and the college/military pursuit you are considering, etc.
This is the time to consider your options and decide what you are going to strive toward after high school and what timetable you will follow in order to reach that goal. To help with this ask yourself the following questions.
  
1. Am I ready to commit myself to two/four more years of school?
 2. Do I know what I would want to study in college?
 3. In what type of colleges am I interested?
 4. What are the important factors in choosing the right college for me?
 5. Have I talked to my parents honestly/seriously about my plans?
 6. Have I talked to my school counselor about my goals and plans?
 7. Do I have an interest in the armed service?
 8. Is on the job training, or internships required for my career choice?
 
The information on this website will offer helpful information; however, it is still your job to work through the information and make responsible decisions about your future.



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