Junior Year

First Semester
  • Begin the college search process in Naviance.
  • Perform the Super Match to get a list of colleges that might be the right fit.
  • Enter college names in Colleges I'm Interested In, and research each of their admission requirements.
  • Register for college visits on the Loyola campus in Naviance.
  • Get on the mailing list of each college of interest, or establish contact by email. (Tip: Create a generic email account, or in a Loyola email account, create a different folder for each college of interest to hold emails from each.)
  • Find out the application deadline(s) of each college, and plan accordingly. (Tip: Don't forget to look at scholarships and their deadlines.)
  • Financial assistance planning is important. Refer here or to Naviance to determine how much it might cost to attend colleges of interest. (Tip: Ask yourself; What special scholarships, grants, college work-study programs or loans will be needed?)
  • Loyola automatically registers students to take the PSAT/NMSQT in October.
  • Begin planning to take the ACT or SAT during the year.
  • Visit colleges if possible during holiday time.
Second Semester
  • Plan schedule of classes for senior year. Be sure to check all entrance requirements of colleges of interest.
  • Register to take one or both of the college admissions tests:
    • ACT - February, April, June and/or July
    • SAT - January, March, May and/or June
  • If the college(s) of interest requires SAT Subject Tests, see Mrs. Alexander about registering. It is recommended that, if some are required, they are taken right after course completion.

Summer
  • It is strongly recommended that students and families visit as many college campuses as possible. Make appointments with admissions offices for tours and interviews.
  • Limit a final list of college choices.
  • Use time away from school to build a resume in Naviance with some of these suggestions: finalize required community service work, obtain a summer job, attend a summer enrichment program, etc.
  • Complete the Letter of Recommendation Questionnaire in Naviance.
  • Schedule a summer meeting with Mrs. Alexander.
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