- 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.
- Make a calendar of test dates for the SAT and ACT and develop a testing plan. Register for upcoming dates (http://www.collegeboard.org and http://www.act.org).
- When available review PSAT results and prepare for upcoming test administrations.
- 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.