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Juniors – Timeline


  • SAT and/or ACT preparation.
  • Create a list of colleges that interest student.
  • Visit college campuses.


  • Register and take PSAT/NMSQT, which is given in October.  The PSAT/NMSQT qualifies students to compete for National Merit Scholarships.
  • Attend college fairs.
  • Modify list of colleges and universities that interest the student.
  • Review college admissions criteria.


  • Register and take the SAT and/or ACT between January and June.
  • Begin Service Academy and ROTC application process.  Students will need to obtain a congressional nomination for the Service Academies.
  •  Register and take two SAT II Subject tests in areas the student is taking AP exams at the May or June test date.
  • Maintain academic performance as this will be the student’s GPA and class ranking that will appear on college applications.
  • Visit prospective colleges.
  • Create resume of school activities, honors & awards, and community service from grades 9 – 12.
  • Request teacher letters of recommendation for college applications.