- Keep those grades up!
- You might have a lot going on this year, but it's important to stay focused on your schoolwork. Calculate your GPA and see if you need to brush up on any subjects.
- Successful Study Techniques
- Sign up for a college savings account or continue to add money to an existing account.
- Talk to your parents about financial aid options. It's a good idea to start talking about how you're going to pay for college.
- Find Scholarships using Naviance
- Continue your conversations with your guidance counselors, teachers, family members or trusted adults about your plans to meet your education and career plans.
- Find out about Advanced Placement and other honors-level courses for junior year.
- These can help you prepare for college or earn college credit. Explore post-secondary credit opportunities including college, technical schools, special purpose schools, apprenticeships, and the military related to your selected career interest.
- Update your file in Naviance — or start one, if you haven't already.
- Continue extracurricular activities.
- Remember, many admissions officers look for well-rounded students who participate in the world around them.
- If you have room in your schedule, consider a part-time job or volunteer position.
- Look into participating in academic enrichment programs, summer workshops and camps with specialty focuses such as music, arts and sciences.
- Check into work-based learning experiences such as career-related field trips, job shadowing, entrepreneurial ventures, internships, cooperative education and youth apprenticeships.
- It's not too early to start studying for standardized tests like the ACT and SAT. A great place to start is with the PrepMe. It can be found in Naviance.
- Investigate your options for participating in post-secondary credit course enrollment next year.
- This allows juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses if they meet certain requirements.
- Naviance College Research Tools - Some Examples
- COLLEGE i'M THINKING ABOUT
- SUPERMATCH - helps you find the right fit for college
- COLLEGE MATCH - uses your college application list and shows colleges that match those
- COLLEGE LOOKUP - lets you find specfic college profiles
- COLLEGE MAPS - shows you where colleges are located
- and much more
- Meet with your school counselor and talk with your parents and teachers to discuss future post-secondary plans: explore all your opportunities.
- Keep reading!
- Expanding your vocabulary and learning new things will help with many things over the next few years.
- Keep those grades up!
Ca · reer
One’s calling in life; a person’s occupation; one’s profession.
Col · lege
Any institution of higher education that awards a degree or credential post-high school graduation. This includes, but is not limited to, universities, community colleges, trade schools and more.
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