Summer Checklist: Rising Juniors
- In the fall, you will take the PSATs. While they aren’t going to be sent to colleges if you do poorly, National Merit Scholarships can lead to some great opportunities. Now is a great time to start some SAT studying. The PSAT is basically the SAT, without the essay portion.
- Again, make sure you continue to register for classes that reflect your learning ability. You don’t have to take every single Advanced Placement class your school offers, but challenging yourself = in subjects you are good at will impress colleges.
- Continue pursuing any internships, camps, or summer programs. If your immediate community doesn’t have many opportunities, look online! There are many great, credible internships on the internet for various companies and websites.
- A job is still a great idea to earn some cash and gain life skills. Colleges do not look down on students who need to earn money for themselves and their families, so don’t feel it is restricting you!
- Begin to think about what you want out of your college or university. A large school with a great football team? A small liberal arts school with an honor code? Think about these things and begin to do research on schools, so you can plan visits for the fall. Junior year is a great time to go on tours.