Grade 11 Timeline

SEPTEMBER
  • Plan your courses for this year and next to make sure all requirements for graduation and college admission will be met
  • Review PSAT material; take practice tests; take a course or get individual study help if available
  • Take the PSAT (September or October)
  • Attend financial aid nights, workshops and events
  • Attend college and career fairs
  • Attend college visitation events
  • Research colleges, universities, trade schools, jobs, military options, etc. depending on what you want to do after graduation
  • Explore college and career possibilities in CIS or College Navigator.

OCTOBER
  • Take the PSAT
  • Continue to work on items listed for September

NOVEMBER
  • Continue to work on items listed above
  • Study for the SAT and/or ACT using books, online materials, and individual assistance if available

DECEMBER
  • Continue to work on items listed above
  • Study for the SAT and/or ACT using books, online materials, a course and individual assistance if available

JANUARY
  • Review PSAT results
  • Start gathering information on college costs, financial aid, and financial planning
  • Continue exploring college and career options
  • Study for the SAT and/or ACT using books, online materials, a course and individual assistance if available
  • Register to take the SAT and/or ACT
  • Research colleges, universities, and technical schools and explore the majors or fields of training they offer
  • Research the admissions requirements for colleges that interest you
  • Develop a list of 10 colleges of interest; plan to apply to 3 to 6 of them
  • Start investigating student aid programs
  • Learn about Federal financial aid
  • Attend college nights, student aid nights, campus preview days, etc.
  • Create an OSAC account
  • Start working on your OSAC application, Personal Statement, and Activities Chart

FEBRUARY
  • Same as January

MARCH
  • Same as January

APRIL
  • Consider taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams for AP course you are taking
  • Begin to narrow your list of college choices
  • Continue exploring colleges that offer programs in your career choices

MAY
  • Same as April

JUNE
  • If you are interested in entering the military, consider taking the ASVAB
  • Get a list of scholarships from your ASPIRE mentor and start working on scholarship essays
  • Visit college campuses
  • Get a summer job, sign up for summer camp, or enroll in a summer enrichment program
  • Volunteer
  • Take an ACT or SAT prep course
  • Keep track of the hours you spend in volunteer work, job, or community activities

JULY
  • Same as June
AUGUST
  • Same as June








 

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