Junior Timeline

The following timeline was created to provide a big picture of Junior year. Juniors will meet with their College & Personal/Academic Counselors individually at least once a semester. Counselors will schedule juniors for these meetings throughout the Fall and Spring. Students are welcome to drop in to see their counselors. The Counseling Department will host a parent series with outside speakers on various topics throughout the year.

Note: All specific dates on SI's Counseling Home Page


  • Eat well, exercise and get enough sleep
  • College research and attend college visits
  • Connect with your counselor(s) and communicate with your teachers regularly



  • Attend SI College Rep visits and Jesuit College Fair at St. Ignatius College Prep
  • Set appropriate academic goals
  • Attend Junior X-period


  • Practice for the PSAT/NMSQT (www.siprep.org/testprep, Khan Academy and PSAT test booklet) and take exam
  • Stay on top of your courses and maintain balance
  • Attend Junior College Resource Workshop (JCRW)
  • Attend Junior X-period


  • Update your resume on Family Connection
  • Consider taking the optional Practice ACT exam at SI


  • Plan spring schedule to take SAT and/or ACT
  • Prepare for final exams


  • Review PSAT/NMSQT results and prepare study plans on Khan Academy
  • Meet individually with your College Counselor
  • Begin to consider summer enrichment programs
  • Attend Junior X-period on standardized testing


  • Begin planning possible college visits


  • Juniors will meet with their Personal/Academic Counselor to discuss course selection for senior year
  • Attend College Night at St. Ignatius College Prep (all juniors and parents are invited)
  • Begin brainstorming about writing your College Essay
  • Begin to complete detailed college research
  • Review the Counselor Intake Survey, Teacher Intake Survey, Parent Intake Survey and Resume that will be due on April 30. All are located on Family Connection


  • National NACAC College Fair - Register online
  • WACAC College Fairs - Dates, locations and registration TBD
  • Register for Case Studies and College Fair


  • Take AP Test(s) and prepare for final exams
  • Continue your research on the colleges that you are considering
  • Consider your standardized test schedule for senior year
  • If appropriate, register for NCAA Eligibility Center