- 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. Rescheduled to 2/28/2018
- 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.
- February 27th Venice High School/Rotary Futures College Fair.
- February 28th Sarasota County College Night at Robarts Arena - rescheduled from 9/27.
April 5thNow April 4th Please attend the Pine View 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.