Junior Year – Kicking off the Second Half
As you begin the second half of junior year, we want to share some important information and helpful articles as your attention turns back to the college search:
- Now that you’ve received your PSAT Score, there are a couple of things that you can do to prepare yourself for the SAT. Get the most from your PSAT Score Report, and share your results with Khan Academy to start practicing for Spring SATs.
- In addition to GuidedPath, you can look into colleges and universities using CollegeBoard’s Big Future search tool. Narrow your list based on factors like location, type of school, major, selectivity, and more.
- Think Summer! Spend some time thinking about how you’d like to spend the summer between your junior and senior year. Whether you plan to work, attend camp, participate in a summer pre-college program, or play a sport, there are lots of great options. The Tips on Trips and Camps website is a good resource to learn about travel programs and camps.
What students should know about the GPA scale
Colleges and high schools can calculate GPA differently. Learn more in this article from U.S. News and World Report.
The many flavors of test-optional college admissions
While preparing for the SAT and ACT is important, there are hundreds of schools (including many prominent and popular institutions) that do not require test scores for admission. But what does “test-optional” mean? Well, it depends on the school.
Survive college application season with the family in one piece
With family gathering and the “college conversation” looming, this Wall Street Journal article presents some nice reminders to students and parents about navigating the process to come.