Going to College Junior Check List

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Going to College?


Juniors and their parents:

Meet with ORLA's Assistant Administrator throughout the school year to talk about the timeline for junior and senior years.

Students can choose to go to nearby college fairs in the spring to help them choose colleges that are right for them. Check online for upcoming dates in our area.

College Checklist for Junior Year


_____ Do a career interest inventory

_____ Make a list of important factors

_____ Research colleges online

_____ Make a list of prospective colleges


_____ Take the PSAT/NMSQT in mid-October

_____ Make a list of entrance requirements


_____ Schedule time to meet with counselor for credit check and planning classes for senior year

_____ Make a college visit during breaks

_____Take the SAT and/or ACT in May or June

_____ Take SAT II if required by college you plan to apply

_____ Start preparing portfolio, audition materials, writing samples, or other evidence of talent

_____ Request information from colleges by setting up college admissions email account; (Be sure to use an email address that is appropriate and mature, not one that an admissions officer would view as silly or inappropriate.)


Please use the links below to assist you in your search for great resources for college preparations for required standard entrance exams, and lists of colleges to select detailed information, and select our Financial Aid and Scholarships page for those details.