Plan For College

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Summer Game Plan for Rising Seniors

As the school year comes to an end, it is time for juniors to really put their game faces on. If you are in the graduating class of 2012, here is the plan you should stick to for the summer.

• Take the SATs this Saturday!
• Look into private scholarships, and obtain application forms.
• Review your AP scores. High scores can earn you college credit and/or advanced standing.
• Talk with seniors about the colleges they chose to apply to and why.

• Meet with your guidance counselor. Plan senior year courses with college and graduation requirements in mind.
• Think about how you will present yourself in applications and interviews.
• For Early Decision or Early Action, gather your forms now.
• Apply for nomination to a military academy, if this interests you.
• Check summer application deadlines to apply early for a four-year ROTC scholarship, if interested.
• Make trips to colleges.
• Schedule interviews far in advance, if they’re available.
• Look for summer employment, internships, or other opportunities. Colleges will be interested in how you spent your summer, and it’s a chance to learn and have fun.
• Volunteer. (For personal development and your college resume)
• Review your SAT scores. Summer is a great time to upgrade math and subject skills for future tests.

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