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College Preparation Overview

YEAR

TESTING

NAVIANCE

OTHER STUDENT EXPECTATIONS

PARENTS

9TH

●October - Stanford and OLSATs (taken during school)
●June - SAT Subject Tests (if applicable)

 

 

 

 

 

Spring
* Introduce students and begin creating Resume
* Parents are encouraged to activate their accounts if they have not already done so

 

Spring - Meet with advisor (or college placement counselor) to review upcoming year's course selections

 

Spring - Discuss course selection with your son or daughter

 

10TH

●October - PSAT (taken during school)
●June - SAT Subject Tests (if applicable)

 

Spring
* Update Resume
* Do What You Are
* Game Plan Survey

 

●Set up CollegeBoard account after receiving PSAT score report
●Meet with advisor (or college placement counselor) after receiving PSAT scores to assess next steps

 

 

●Review PSAT score report and contact College Placement Office with any questions.
●Set up CollegeBoard account

 

11TH

●October - PSAT (taken during school); jr. year PSATs determine National Merit Scholar status
●Spring - SAT and/or ACT
●May - AP Exams
●June - SAT Subject Tests (if applicable)

 

●Spring - Update Resume
●Yearlong - College search and prospective college list
●Parents - Become more familiar with the features

 

●Fall/Spring - Initial official meeting with college placement counselor. Develop preliminary college list
●Work with parents on arranging college visits
●Register for SAT/ACT                       ●Consider which teachers you would like to request letters of recommendation from.

 

●College visits - Consider using February and April vacations, long week-ends and summer
●Register for SAT/ACT
●Work with student to begin to narrow down a list of colleges
●Spring - Meet with college placement counselor if you have not already done so

 

Summer

NOTE: Students should consider taking one additional SAT, either in the spring of junior year or fall of senior year. SATs are not offered during the summer.

 

●Student Brag Sheet
●Parent Brag Sheet
●Update resume
●Finalize list of prospective colleges

 

 

●Help arrange college visits
●Register for additional SAT/ACT

 

12th

●Fall - SAT and/or ACT
●May - AP Exams
●June - SAT Subject Tests (if applicable)

 

●Early Fall
   * List of senior courses
   * Finalize Resume
   * Student Brag Sheet
   * Parent Brag Sheet
●Spring - Post-High School Survey done before graduation

 

●Early Fall - Ask teachers for recommendation letters
●Naviance material done by end of September
●College visits
●Submit applications
●Request transcripts

 

●Meet with college placement counselor
●Stay on top of applications and visits
●Naviance material (Parent Brag Sheet) done by end of September
●Request FAFSA pin number (any time)
●File FAFSA - early January