Junior Year
  1. Juniors should seriously begin examining their post-secondary options.  Take college tests like the ACCUPLACER,  and make college visits.
  2. Take the ASVAB in the fall.  Take the test seriously and use the information you discover about yourself to look at different fields of study depending on your strengths.
  3. If you plan on attending a major university (U of A, ASU, NAU or out of state universities), take the ACT or SAT in the spring. Colleges require an ACT minimum score of 22 for admission.  These scores are also important for scholarship applications.  You can take the test in the summer, but it's difficult to squeeze in so late spring is a bettter option.  Check for dates on the Testing tab or go directly to the test website.  Remember you must register for a test date, choose the testing center, and pay for the test.  If you need a fee waiver, please come see me.
  4. Continue to work on your GPA. Consider retaking classes to replace a bad grade and double check credit requirements to make sure you are on track to graduate.
  5. Have a frank discussion with your parents with regards to the amount of money they are able and/or willing to contribute to yout college education. Sometimes college expenses exceed scholarship funds.