Checklist for College Bound Juniors

  1. Continue to take challenging courses, consider taking AP exams and/or concurrent credit. 
  2. Read
  3. Take the PSAT. In late spring/summer. Take the ACT, check on the TIR (Test Information Release) if offered, for a bit of extra money you will receive the answers in the mail, a great study tool. Take the SAT.
  4. Seek leadership positions.
  5. Volunteer.
  6. Maintain activities. 
  7. Begin visiting colleges, going to college fairs and visiting with college representatives.
  8. Complete the College Funding Worksheet, narrow your college choices to five or less. 
  9. Create an essay file. 
  10. Update your resume.
  11. Get a job and save!
*Checklist created by Christine Steinkuehler, Topeka West Gifted Facilitator