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Juniors preparing for college should plan to ramp up their efforts to start looking for a college or university to attend.

This is your opportunity to start deciding which college you'll attend and what it takes to get there.

  • Register for and take the PSAT and/or the PLAN which is given in October. 
  • Start researching colleges and consider all the types of colleges.
  • Attend college fairs. 
  • Start a college application file. Keep all your papers organized and at your fingertips.
  • Explore careers and their earning potentials in the Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Start researching federal and New York State grants and scholarships to learn what you may qualify for and how to get financial aid.

  • Register for and take the SAT and SAT Subject Tests or the ACT.
  • Register for your FSA ID 
  • Attend a financial aid workshop or seminar.
  • Prepare for NYS Regents exams with Regents Review 2.0.
  • Decide which standardized test you will take and how to best prepare.  
    • Most colleges require you to take at least one.
  • Find out about college-prep summer programs and explore opportunities for summer internships. 
  • Review your senior class year schedule with your guidance counselor. 
  • Narrow down your college list.



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