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College Planning for Juniors
  1. Research numerous colleges on the web.
  2. Begin building a list of possible colleges with your counselor based on the values that are important to you (academic program, location, size, cost, activities, athletics, etc.).
  3. Request information from colleges, attend college fairs both at St. Joe's and in the community, and/or visit college admission representatives.
  4. Think about career/major choices.
  5. Meet with your counselor to review courses, credit, and college information. Schedule strong academic courses for your senior year.
  6. Take the PSAT in October.
  7. Take the ACT and/or SAT in the spring.
  8. Begin exploring scholarship and financial aid opportunities. Scholarship information is available on Naviance. Students have login information. 
  9. Start visiting schools you may be considering. If this isn't pratical, consider visiting nearby colleges to help you gain a better understanding of different types of schools (large public university, small private college, etc.).
  10. Continue taking rigorous courses and earning good grades, and stay involved in activities outside the classroom.
The road to college doesn't start when you begin visiting campuses and filling out applications. It starts when you commit yourself to making the most of your abilities inside and outside the classroom.
It is also not too late to take advantage of leadership and service opportunities that allow you to make an impact on your school and community. Staying involved is a great way to strengthen your college application.
If you have any questions about the college admission process, feel free to see your counselor.
Counselor Contact Information
Mrs. Kristin Smith, ( A-J ) 874.4024 ext. 122
Ms. Carley Wright, ( K-Z ) 874.4024 ext. 120