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. Here are some things you can do this year to give you the best options.
Begin to visit colleges. Make plans to check out the campuses of colleges you is interested in. Use the Campus Visit Checklist to learn how to get the most out of these experiences.
Start to finalize a college list. Weighing how well each college meets your needs, for example. Find out more about how to finalize a college list.
Get started on applications. You can get the easy stuff out of the way now by filling in as much required information on college applications as possible. Read about how to get started on applications.
Think about applying early action or early decision. If you are set on going to a certain college, think about whether applying early is a good option. Now is the time to decide because early applications are usually due in November. Read about the pros and cons of applying early.