Junior Timeline 2017-18

August

  • Visit and consult pvscollegecounseling.com for timelines, resources and answers to questions related to the College planning process.
  • Note dates and make plans to attend upcoming local College Fairs.
  • August 24th - ACT Mock Examination/Diagnostic offered at Pine View (Revolution Prep).
  • Study for the PSAT.  The junior year PSAT counts toward National Merit Scholar considerations and is a good predictor of your future performance on the SAT.
  • If you do not participate in many activities outside of class, now is the time to choose an activity, sign up and become involved.

September

  • September 7th  Sarasota County College Night at Robarts Arena.
  • September 26th   Pine View Financial Aid/FAFSA Night.
  • Use your Naviance/Family Connection account in order to help guide your college search. Instructions for doing so will be shared in Junior classroom visits.

October

  • October 11th  PSAT/NMS Qualifying Examination at Pine View.
  • October 19th  Please attend the Pine View Fall College Workshop.
  • Begin assembling a personal resume- a record of your accomplishments, activities and work experiences.

November-December

  • South County College Planning Night (Rotary Futures/Venice High School-Date TBD).
  • Compare Mock SAT/ACT results. Make a calendar of test dates for the SAT and ACT and establish a testing plan.  Register for upcoming dates (at http://www.collegeboard.org and http://www.act.org).
  • When available review PSAT results and continue to prepare for upcoming administrations.

January

  • Research colleges and their programs using resources found on the Pine View College Resource website and Naviance/Family Connection. Remember Match and Fit!
  • Register for spring administration of the SAT or ACT.  Determine whether colleges you are considering require SAT Subject Tests.
  • Meet with your counselor and develop a senior schedule that is rigorous and focuses on your interests.

February-March

  • Attend Junior College Group Meetings with Mr. Bergman.  Dates to be announced.
  • Attend college fairs, open houses and other college opportunities (NACAC Tampa College Fair and South County College Night VHS dates TBD).
  • NACAC College Fair at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
  • South County Sarasota College Fair sponsored by Rotary Futures at Venice High School.

April

  • April 5th  Attend the Spring College Planning Workshop..
  • Continue to research and refine your college list.
  • Plan/go on college visits during Spring Break.  Virtual tours are available as well.
  • Consider your summer options; seminars, internships or employment to strengthen your resume.
  • If you are interested in college athletics you must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse to ensure your eligibility for participation in college sports http://www.eligibilitycenter.org/.
  • If interested in attending one of the U.S. Military Academies the initial application and congressional nomination processes begin now.  Contact each service academy directly.

May

June-August

  • Continue to research all colleges of interest.  Gather information about academics, campus life and financial aid opportunities.  Use Naviance and resources found on www.pvscollegecounseling.com.
  • Visit college campuses if possible. Narrow your college list to fewer than eight to ten schools (2 selective, 3 target, 3 likely).  Only apply to schools you are both willing and able to attend.  This is a suggested maximum; you needn’t apply to this many and most Pine View students do not.
  • Create a checklist for test scores, essays, recommendations, financial aid applications, and deadlines for each college to which you are applying (there are templates on the PV website).
  • If you have not done so make an appointment with us to review your transcript, test scores, extracurricular activities and to discuss college questions and plans.
  • Most applications open in August.  You will begin Early Action/Early Decision as well as all Florida public university applications.
  • Investigate outside sources for financial aid.  Take note of scholarship deadlines.
  • A Summer Calendar with complete and specific instructions for applying to Florida public universities, and private universities through both the Common Application and Coalition platforms will follow.

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