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Junior Information

Your junior year is a very important time for you, and there are lots of things you need to make sure you take care of before you begin your senior year. This is the year you really need to get it together and get ready for the future. Responsibility for MANY tasks is about to fall on your shoulders, and you need to be ready.

 

BUT I DON’T HAVE A PLAN!!!!!!

 

So, make one. Here are some things to consider and double check:

 

  • If you even THINK you might go to college, you need to take the ACT in April or June. Go to www.actstudent.org to get more info.

  • Make sure you have taken rigorous coursework (for HOPE) and have a decent GPA. If you haven’t done as well as you would like, it’s not too late to FIX IT!!!

  • Time Management will be your friend, or your enemy. Choose well.

  • If you have not done some meaningful community service or volunteering, you need to get on this! Get involved with a club or two and try to be a leader. A laundry list of 10 clubs you have "tried" does NOT make you well-rounded or the kind of student colleges are looking for.

  • Make sure your www.GAfutures.org account is up to date. If you haven't set up an account, it's simple to do! This is VERY important!

  • Do some research on schools you are interested in. Find out their admissions requirements and make a list of your top choices. You need at least three.

  • Start saving money. College Applications are expensive!! So is college, so start researching Financial Aid.

  • Begin a personal resumé. You will need this when you fill out your Senior Activity Sheet next year. This is how I will write any recommendations you request.

  • Start a Scholarship Search. Look on Mrs. Brumby's website for more information.

  • Do an online search for a “High School Junior Checklist” and pick one you like. Print it out and FOLLOW IT!!

    Attention College-Bound Juniors!!

  • If you are planning to attend a four-year college or university, register NOW to take the ACT or SAT!
  • These tests are required at all four-year colleges and universities because they are strong predictors of college success!
  • ACT and SAT are both widely accepted and you can choose to take one or both. 
  • Please plan to have attempted one test by September 2016.  Early decision deadlines are mid-October and these four-year schools require test scores.
  • *Many two-year and technical schools will accept SAT and ACT, but they are not required for admission.
  • Registration info:

    ACT: www.actstudent.org        SAT:   www.collegeboard.org

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