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

SEPTEMBER

  • X-Period with College Counselor
  • Attend college rep visits at SI (schedule on Naviance Student)
  • Talk to family about college goals and financing college expenses
  • Update resume on Naviance Student

OCTOBER

  • Attend 1st mandatory College Planning Workshop with College Counselor
  • Prepare for PSAT (Khan Academy, PSAT Test Booklet)
  • Take PSAT at SI (Administered by the Counseling Center)

NOVEMBER

  • Attend 2nd mandatory College Planning Workshop with College Counselor
  • Begin using research resources introduced during College Planning Workshops

DECEMBER

  • Attend 3rd mandatory College Planning Workshop with College Counselor
  • Prepare for final exams
  • Continue to research potential colleges
  • Receive and review PSAT results
  • Formulate a testing plan for Spring semester (SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT)
  • Begin thinking about Summer Enrichment Programs (some deadlines in January)

JANUARY

  • Attend X-Period with College Counselor
  • Meet with Personal and Academic Counselor to discuss course selection for senior year
  • Continue to add possible colleges to "colleges I'm thinking about" on Naviance Student
  • Attend the SI Annual Enrichment Fair Program to start planning for the summer
  • The AP and Honors application process begins for senior year
  • Complete the "Get To Know Me" survey on Naviance Student

FEBRUARY

  • Attend X-Period with College Counselor to discuss college essay
  • Attend your individual meeting with your College Counselor
  • Start planning college visits for you and your family
  • Finalize your testing plan for spring semester
  • Register for AP exams at SI if necessary

MARCH

  • Attend X-Period with College Counselor to discuss UC personal insight questions
  • Attend College Night at SI (juniors and parents are invited)
  • Attend Case Studies and College Fair Program at SI (juniors and parents are invited)

APRIL

  • Ask at least 1 of your junior teachers to write a recommendation letter for your college application
  • Continue researching possible colleges
  • Schedule follow-up meeting with your College Counselor if needed

MAY

  • Final Exams
  • AP Exams
  • Begin reviewing ideas for college essays
  • Finalize summer plans