- 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 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- Visit the Net Price Calculators for your desired schools to determine approximate out of pocket costs http://collegecost.ed.gov/netpricecenter.aspx
- View the FAFSA4caster for aid eligibility https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/estimate.
- Think about the teachers who you might ask to write letters of recommendation (private schools only). Make initial teacher requests before summer break in person.
- Make an appointment with your counselor if you are interested in applying Early Decision or Early Action.
- 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.