- Talk with your counselor about the year ahead. Confirm that your courses will put you on the right track for college admission.
- Ask about test dates for the PSAT, ACT, and SAT. You’ll need to register up to six weeks ahead of time.
- Start developing a résumé—a record of your accomplishments, activities, and work experience. This will be an important part of your college application.
- If you haven’t participated in many activities outside of class, now is the time to sign up. Consider clubs at school, team sports, leadership roles, or involvement in a religious or civic community group.
- Take the PSAT. Taking the test as a junior will qualify you for some scholarship consideration and identify you to colleges as a potential applicant.
- Begin to prepare for the ACT or SAT. Plan to take at least one of these tests in the spring. Ask your counselor if you qualify for a fee waiver.