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Junior Year Calendar

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR: Strive for Good Grades, Continue to do extracurricular activities (both on and off campus), Apply for scholarships

SEPTEMBER

 

Ø  Start looking through college reference books in the College Center or college websites.

ØAttend college presentations at Gertz-Ressler High School.

ØPlan on how you will get involved with volunteer opportunities over the next two years.

OCTOBER

 

Ø  Take the PSAT to be eligible for National Merit Scholarship competition – Oct __th

ØBecome familiar with your school resources that can help you get to college (teacher, counselor)

ØReview you 5th week report card

ØGo to tutoring if needed

ØGet involved in extracurricular activities

NOVEMBER

 

Ø  Begin to research specific colleges that interest you.

ØReview your 10th week report cards!

ØMeet with you teachers if you have any grade clarifications

ØStart relating your college options to careers and begin career research

ØContinue to go to tutoring

DECEMBER

 

Ø  Receive and review your results of your PSAT/NMSQT with college counselor

ØBegin to Register for SAT I, SAT II and ACT

ØReview your 15th week report card.

ØBegin to prepare for ACT, SAT I, SAT II

ØContinue to relate your college options to careers

ØHave a Happy Holidays and prepare for reaming fall semester.

 

JANUARY

 

Ø  Prepare for finals

Ø Be sure to meet with your teachers to clarify your grades.

Ø Meet with your counselor to make sure that you are on track to graduate and see if alternative courses/actions are needed.

ØPrepare for finals

ØSign up for SAT, SAT II, ACT

ØSubmit your Junior Portfolio

FEBRAURY

 

Ø Review your final grades fall semester report card and speak to counselor if you become credit deficient. 

ØGo to college tours

Ø Begin to narrow your school college options.

ØTake Community College Courses to advance yourself in your classes.

Ø Begin planning your senior program

 

 

 

MARCH

 

ØSign up for any SAT, SAT II, ACT if you have not done so

ØTake your SAT I Exam – March __th  

ØResearch Job Opportunity, Internships, or Volunteer opportunities offered during the summer. 

ØReview you 5th week report card

ØGo to college tours

ØSign-up for any SAT I Fulfillment fund workshops.

APRIL

 

Ø  Take your ACT –April __

ØResearch Job Opportunity, Internships, or Volunteer opportunities offered during the summer. 

ØReview your 10th week report cards.  Speak with you teacher/counselor regarding your grades

ØGo to college tours

ØReevaluate your college goals with your fall semester grades and with you 10th week report cards

ØSubmit your Brag sheet and Resume to your college counselor – April __rd

 

MAY

 

Ø  Take your SAT II tests. – May __

ØResearch Job Opportunity, Internships, or Volunteer opportunities offered during the summer. 

ØReview your 15th week report cards.  Speak with you teacher/counselor regarding your grades

ØGo to college tours

ØTake your AP Examinations

JUNE

 

ØTake your SAT I or SAT II, if have not done so. – June __th

ØTake your  ACT, if have not done so – June __th

ØResearch Job Opportunity, Internships, or Volunteer opportunities offered during the summer. 

ØVisit colleges/universities

ØSubmit your Junior Portfolio

 

SUMMER!!!!!!!

Ø  Create summer brag sheet.

ØMeet with the college counselor to start talking about college.

FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CALL MS. ROMERO, COLLEGE COUNSELOR, @ (213) 745-8141 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

 




Senior Year Calendar

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR: Strive for Good Grades, Continue to do extracurricular activities (both on and off campus), Apply for scholarships

SEPTEMBER

 

Ø  Start thinking about teachers whom you can request letters of recommendations.

Ø  Register for ACT, SAT I, SAT II Standardized Test:

Sept __

Ø  Meet with your college counselor (be sure to submit your college brag sheet, parent information sheet to your counselor prior to meeting with counselor).

Ø  Begin to finalize what college you want to apply too!

ØIf you are applying for early decision, begin applying for them

Ø  Attend college fairs, college visits

OCTOBER

 

Ø  Take Standardized Tests – Oct __ (SAT) & Oct __ (ACT)

Ø  Work on College Essays

Ø  Work on College Applications. (UC,CSU, Private)

Ø  Ask for letter of Recommendations

Ø  Attend college fairs, college visits

Ø  Review your 5th week report card.

ØCSU GRHS Application Deadline: October __th

ØAttend college workshops

NOVEMBER

 

Ø  Take Standardized Tests – Nov ___(SAT)

Ø  Attend college fairs, college visits

Ø  Work on UC college applications (Submission deadline: 11/___)

ØContinue working on additional college applications

Ø  Work on college applications

Ø  Ask for letter of recommendations from teachers

Ø  Follow up with teachers, counselors, and others, to make sure that letter of recommendations are mailed out.

Ø  Attend college workshops

DECEMBER

 

Ø  Take Standardized Tests – Dec __th (SAT) & Dec __th (ACT)

Ø  Finalize and submit remaining applications –

Dec __th / USC Dec __th

Ø  Review your 10th week report cards

Ø  Start filling out the paper worksheet of the FAFSA.   Do not submit FAFSA Application before January 1.

Ø  APPLY for a Pin Number for FAFSA

ØIf you applied for early decision look out for letters in the mail

Ø Follow up with teachers, counselors, about letter of recommendations

ØApply for CSS Profile – jan 15th

JANUARY

 

Ø  Meet with counselor to discuss spring course work

Ø  File previous year’s tax forms as soon as possible.

Ø  Attend financial aid workshops

Ø  Submit FAFSA application – Jan __th  (must be submitted by March 2)

Ø Submit midyear grades/transcripts/progress reports/recommendations to colleges/universities requesting information

Ø  Follow up with universities to make sure they have received your test scores

ØWork on GPA Verification Forms

FEBRAURY

 

Ø  Meet with counselor to discuss spring course work if you have not done so

Ø  Pay attention to your mailbox- admissions letters will be sent out

Ø  Follow up with universities regarding midyear reports

Ø   Submit FAFSA application (must be submitted by March 2) if you have not do so

ØWork on GPA Verification Forms

Ø  Review you final 20 week report card.

 

 

MARCH

 

ØPay attention to your mailbox- admissions letters will be sent out

Ø  Submit FAFSA application (Submission Deadline: 3/__) if you have not completed it.

ØGPA Verification Due (Submissions Deadline: 3/__)

Ø  Review Student Aid Report,

ØVisit colleges/universities that admitted you

Ø  Call universities for follow-up on admissions decisions.

Ø   Review your 5th week report card

APRIL

 

Ø  Pay attention to your mail- admissions letters will be sent out

Ø  Follow up with colleges who have yet informed you of their admissions decisions

Ø  Visit colleges/universities that admitted you to see if it is a good fit for you.

Ø  If appealing any admissions decisions, prepare your materials and send materials

Ø  Start preparing for your AP

Ø  Review your 10th week report card

ØCompare your financial award letters

MAY

 

Ø  Finalize and choose your college/university if you have not done so! -   (Remember: you may only select one college to attend to) – May 1st

Ø  Take you AP Examinations

Ø  Thank your teachers, counselor for working with you during the application process

Ø  Make sure that all requested information for your financial aid package or award letter are submitted to the financial aid office.

Ø  Review your 15th week report card

 

JUNE

 

Ø  Request for your final transcripts to be sent to your college.

ØGRADUATION!

 

SUMMER!!!!!!!

Ø  Look in the mailbox for any information regarding the college your selected

Ø  Take placement exams for college courses

GERTZ-RESSLER HS

 

WISHES YOU THE BEST OF LUCK!!!!

FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CALL MS. ROMERO, COLLEGE COUNSELOR, @ (213) 745-8141 TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT