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Junior Year Calendar

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SEPTEMBER

  • Register for California Scholastic Federation (CSF) if your previous spring grades met the requirements
  • Register for the October PSAT in the Accounting Office 
  • Review 4 Year Plan and revise if needed
  • Make sure your class schedule includes career/college/ major admission requirements
  • Work hard on your grades and seek help when needed! Junior year grades are very important in the college admissions process, as is the rigor of your courses.
  • Use the Student Activity Record to track the activities you have participated in during high school 
  • Attend the "College Night @ Ohlone" college fair and meet admissions officials from over 100 colleges in and out of state
OCTOBER
  • Take the PSAT the third Wednesday of October; location WHS (pre registration required)
  • Take part in extra curricular activities, sports and volunteer work 
DECEMBER
  • Investigate SAT and/or ACT test prep (I.e., classes, software, handbooks); handbooks available in the library and use Schmoop for online test prep. 

JANUARY

  • Study for your finals: your grades are very important!
  • Investigate summer programs

FEBRUARY

  • Visit colleges and college websites. Read website page under College Prep titled "Finding the College that is Right for You."
  • Register for a spring SAT (www.collegeboard.com ) or ACT (www.act.org)
  • Register for California Scholastic Federation (CSF) if your first semester grades met the requirements

MARCH

  • Make plans for summer.  Consider the various opportunities.
  • Plan to visit colleges during spring break, if possible
  • Investigate colleges online and in person.  Identify the characteristics of a college that matter to you; size, location, cost, majors, social environment etc. Go online to  www.californiacolleges.edu and/or bigfuture.com and take their college search survey that will match colleges to your interests. Review website page under College Prep titled "Finding the College that is Right for You" as well as other topics in this area.
  • Investigate various college majors
  • Plan your senior classes. Use your 4 year plan in your californiacolleges.edu account or use the"College Prep Four Year Plan" located at the top on the list to the left.  (Be sure to keep it academic!)
  • Register for Summer School if needed to grade improve D's or F's

APRIL

  • You will be given a test that is part of the Early Assessment Program (EAP) for CSU's, which are 15 additional questions to the test that determine college readiness in math and English. These results will help you focus on areas that may need improvement.
  • Service academies and ROTC applications begin at this time
  • Visit college campuses; call ahead to the admissions office to take a tour conducted by students who attend the college
  • Attend a College Fair (April-May)
  • Investigate financial aid from Federal (FAFSA: www.fafsa.gov ), State (Cal Grant:  www.calgrants.org) and private sources. More information available in the College and Career Center.

MAY

  • Take Advanced Placement tests
  • Keep your college file up to date.  Request any additional information.
  • Take the SAT or ACT
  • Students planning to participate in college athletics at the Division I or II level: File with NCAA Clearinghouse at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net . Follow their course and grade requirements.

JUNE

  • Study for finals

SUMMER

  • Use your summer wisely
  • Have an open and honest conversation with your parents about how you will finance your college expenses
  • Find a job and save $$ for college
  • Volunteer: Complete Service Learning graduation requirement (40 hours)
  • Job shadow for a day
  • Read
  • Attend Summer School if needed to improve grades in college prep classes
  • Visit college campuses 
    Develop list of colleges you would like to attend.Try to finalize your list of colleges BEFORE the start of school in the fall
  • Print information about the application requirements from each college  
  • Start the Common Application online, if applying to colleges that use the Common App
  • Brainstorm ideas for your college essays
  • Begin writing your UC/private college essays
  • Begin all "Rolling Admissions" applications by September