Junior Timeline

Fall (September-November)


  • Start your junior year off by registering for and taking the PSAT/NMSQT test.


  • Meet with your counselor to organize your testing strategies and college plan.


  • Explore colleges


  • Research college costs and tuition at different types of schools.


  • Narrow your college list to 10-20


  • Get involved in extracurricular activities

  • Take the PSAT/NMSQT


  • Look over the schedule for testing for the SAT and the ACT. 


Winter (December-February)


  • Junior year grades will say a lot about your academic performance. Study a lot harder.


  • Make test prep plans for the SAT/ACT


Spring (March-May)


  • Take the SAT/ACT


  • Get letters of recommendation from teachers


  • Look at college admission requirements


  • Contact colleges to schedule campus visits


  • attend College Night at Cadillac High School


Summer (June-August)


  • Begin working on your college application essay


  • Develop a financial aid plan

*Thanks to Warren Cousino High School whose timeline page we used as a template for this one.