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TIMELINE FOR PREPARING FOR COLLEGE
Click here to view a junior year timeline of what you should be doing for a successful college application process.
SAT/ACT PREP RESOURCES
Check this out to learn about the SAT and ACT and some local resources to help with test prep.
Summer Your SAT/PSAT
This course meets August 19 – 23 from 8:30 to 12:30 at Franklin Learning Center. Cost: $75, some scholarship aid is available. For more information contact Ms. Mary Ellen King at email@example.com, and see Ms. Hirschfield for an application.
You may need to request transcripts for scholarships or summer programs before your senior year. Read here about how to do that properly.
Read this post about the College Navigator website and how it can help you make informed college choice decisions.
MY COLLEGE QUICKSTART
This tool is connected to College Board. When you sign-up for SATs it will automatically tell you about schools within your range. Click here for the link.
PRE-COLLEGE ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
Mrs. Hirschfield encourages all students to sign up for additional programs outside of SLA time. There are interesting enrichment opportunities highlighted here.
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WITH CO-OP PROGRAMS
Another thing to consider when looking at schools is whether you would like to attend a school that offers a co-op program. Read Xinyi’s blog post (a former College Office intern) for more information.
TEST OPTIONAL SCHOOLS
Many schools consider other facets of your student profile, like your GPA, teacher recommendations, and extracurricular activities if you do not wish to submit test scores. Click here to find a list of these test optional schools.
TRADE AND TECHNICAL SCHOOLS
Is a four year university not for you? You may want to consider a trade school, an art school, or a culinary school. Click here for a list of schools and the careers they train you for.