Robin Brown
Junior Counselor



Junior Announcements

Junior Parent Night - SAVE THE DATE
 October 4, 2023
Registration will come out soon

ACT and SAT Prep

For information regarding test prep, visit out Test Prep page.


College Visits:
Juniors and Seniors are allowed two college visit days that will not count against the five day attendance policy. They must fill out a college visit form and turn it in to the attendance two days prior to the visit. They must bring back proof of their visit when they return to school. Students can get college visit forms from the Guidance office.
Junior College Planning Timeline
- Focus on academics, being mindful that junior grades are very important to college admission committees.
- Review sample questions in the PSAT Student Bulletin that will be distributed when you sign up for the PSAT.  We will start registration the end of September.
- Start thinking about your preferences in colleges in broad terms (location, size, programs, etc.).
- Sign up for PSAT.
- Oct. 18 – PSAT Test Date.  This is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
- Do your best on exams in order to help your GPA as much as possible.
- Use your grade point average and PSAT / Practice ACT scores to determine your initial academic eligibility for your colleges of interest.
- Set up an appointment with Ms. Falzini sometime between January and May to discuss your college choices.  Parents should attend.
- Take a Test Prep course, if appropriate.
- Students should begin taking the ACT if they have not.
- March 12 - All juniors will take the ACT at school on this date. McGill-Toolen covers the cost of this test date.
- Remember to make sure that you take all requirements for admission into the colleges that you are interested in.  Think about this when registering for senior year.
- Plan a productive summer experience (work, travel, or volunteer).
- Visit college campuses over Spring Break.
- Make every effort to perform at your best on second semester exams.
- Plan summer college visits.
Family Action Plan
Junior year usually marks a turning point. This is because for most students and families, it's when college planning activities kick into high gear. Open the attachment below (provided by The College Board) for some things you can do this year to support your child and give him or her the best options.