College Planning

AUGUST - JUNE

  • Take challenging courses and study to earn the best grades you can    

  • Junior grades are very important in the college admission process

  • Add to resume

  • Maintain involvement with clubs, sports, and/or activities

  • You can still try something new!

SEPTEMBER

  • Review PSAT questions

OCTOBER

  • Take PSAT: these scores may quality a student for the National Merit Scholarship

  • Attend the Columbus Suburban College Fair (date TBA – www.college-fair.org)

NOVEMBER - JUNE

NOVEMBER - AUGUST

JANUARY

  • Attend Junior Parent Night at DeSales

FEBRUARY

  • Select courses for senior year with your Guidance Counselor

  • Continue to research career options and possible college majors

MARCH

  • Register to take the ACT or SAT

  • Talk to your guidance counselor if you are unsure about which test to take

  • If you are an athlete and plan to play sports in college:

    • Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center

MAY

  • Consider academic/volunteer opportunities for the summer

SPRING BREAK

  • Visit college campuses during spring break, long weekends and/or summer