Counseling/Guidance » College & Career Planning

College & Career Planning

 

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

September

Develop a personal plan of study

Review your personal plan of study

Review your personal plan of study to ensure you are on track for graduation

Get set for college

Finalize your list of colleges and begin the application process

Enroll in dual-credit courses

October

Take advantage of the Freshman Mentoring Program

Discuss college/career options with your counselor

Attend the college fair

Take the PSAT

Attend the college fair

Work on application essays

Collect recommendation letters

November

Participate in interest inventory activities

Take the PLAN test

Register for the ACT/SAT

Begin the scholarship application process (fastweb)

December

Develop a list of possible careers

Take the ASVAB

Prepare a resume & work on cover letter writing

Plan a college visit

January

Identify careers that fit your skills and values

 

Determine what post-secondary options are best for you (4 year, 2 year, military, etc.)

Begin to discuss a financial plan for college

Begin the FAFSA

Find a FAFSA Frenzy location near you

February

Choose high school courses for sophomore year

Choose high school courses for junior year

Choose high school courses for senior year

Narrow your school choices

Ask your high school to send transcripts

March

Improve upon study habits and test taking skills

Apply for summer jobs

Set up a summer internship

Start filling out housing applications

 

April

Begin a high school resume of extra- curricular activities

Think about what you are looking for in a college (small, large, close to home, etc.)

Plan a college visit (print form below)

Finalize summer job plans

May

Set up summer enrichment activities

Set up a job shadowing experience

 

Take advantage of leadership opportunities

Prepare a realistic student budget

June

Participate in volunteer activities

Participate in volunteer activities

Participate in volunteer activities

Send an official high school transcript to your college

Register for classes and attend freshman orientation