Sophomore students should take into account the following in order to prepare themselves for their junior and senior year and the overall college process.
- Evaluate your course load. Excel in courses in order to put yourself in the best position to take a challenging curriculum in junior year.
- Take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT).
- Increase your involvement in community service, activities, sports, etc. You don't have to be involved in everything, however you should be involved in something in school and/or the community.
- Begin to track your activities and or sports. Log activities on a resume. Utilize Naviance.
- When your PSAT scores come in, review the scores with your counselors, teachers. Define areas of strength and areas that need growth.
- Research some majors, take career tests, begin to explore careers that you may or may not be interested in.
- Meet with your counselor to choose classes for your junior year. Make sure to keep in mind that you need to continue to take the most challenging curriculum that you can do well in.
- Plan to volunteer in the spring and summer. Continue to be active in school activities and/or sports.
- Keep your grades up....
- Continue to review careers and begin to review colleges that may be of interest to you.
- Talk to your family regarding college. Begin to explore what is important to you regarding college and speak about financing your education.
- Continue to volunteer, work, and build your resume.
- Do your summer assignments. Start junior year off on the right foot.