July – August (prior to Junior Year)
    • If applicable, register for PSAT as practice for the SAT Reasoning Test.
    • If applicable, take the PSAT if planning to take the SAT.
    • Continue college/career search.
    • Contact admissions officers, and take tours of different colleges.
    November - December
    January – February
    • Begin narrowing college list to 8 - 10 schools (including several with requirements above your current GPA/rank and at least two with requirements below your current GPA/rank).
    • Try to finalize college list by end of Summer before Senior Year.
    • If applicable, register for Spring SAT and ACT tests, and AP exams.
    • If applicable, register for summer SAT and ACT tests 
    • Continue contacting colleges on your list and ask about admissions info, requirements, deadlines, and activities.
    • Start looking for summer jobs/internships/volunteer opportunities/summer school programs at colleges.
    • Talk with teachers and others about writing recommendations.
    • Continue search for meaningful and challenging summer activities.
    • Take AP exams if enrolled in AP courses.
    • Complete a resume of activities, accomplishments, work exp., etc.
    June – August
    • If applicable, register for SAT or ACT exams if required by prospective colleges. CSU and UC's do not require SAT or ACT exams. 
    • Prospective college athletes who plan to play Division I or Division II sports, register at the NCAA Eligibility Center.
    • Practice writing applications, essays, resumes, etc.
    • Narrow list of colleges to 6 - 10 schools and note admissions req’s.
    • Create a calendar of all admissions and financial aid deadlines.
    • Research scholarships online.
    • Participate in summer internships.
    • Visit colleges – call in advance for tour/open house dates/times
    • Determine if you will apply to colleges’ early decision or early action programs and note application deadlines.