Junior Timeline 2023-24


  • Visit and consult pvscollegecounseling.com for timelines, resources and answers to questions related to the College planning process.
  • August 22nd Attend in-school College Presentation (Parent evening even from 6:30-8:00PM)
  • Study for the October 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 12th Sarasota County College Night at Robarts Arena (6-8PM).
  • Use your Naviance Student account in order to help guide your college search.  Instructions for doing so will be shared in Junior class visits to the College & Career Center (Dates TBD).


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



  • Research colleges and their programs using resources found on the Pine View College  website www.pvsvcollegecounseling.com and Naviance Student.  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 grade level counselor to develop a senior schedule that is rigorous and focuses on your interests.


  • Attend Introduction to College Planning Meetings with Mr. Bergman (Sessions I and II-TBD).  Complete college tasks for Mr. Bergman.
  • Attend college fairs, open houses and other college opportunities (NACAC Fairs (virtual and live) and South County College Night VHS dates.
  • Consult Pine View College website for ALL resources and presentations.


  • Please attend the Pine View Spring College Planning Workshop (Date TBD).
  • Continue to research and refine your college list.  Plan/go on college visits during Spring Break.  Virtual tours are available as well.
  • Make your summer plans; seminars, internships, or employment to support 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.
  • Make an appointment with Mr. Bergman if you are interested in applying under Early Decision or Early Action admissions plans.


  • 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 in person before summer break.
  • Attend Session III of the Introduction to College Planning Meetings-Summer KickOff (Date TBD)


  • 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, 4 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 (templates available on this 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 the Common Application will follow.

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