Junior Timeline


  • Explore interests in subjects, colleges, and careers
  • PSAT exam (recommended to students in the top 25% of class)
  • Collect college brochures, view books, and program information – organize information
  • Attend meetings with college representatives in the Career Center during SNAP
  • Check out the Minnesota Career Information System for college and occupation information


  • Check ACT and SAT  registration deadlines
  • Investigate requirements for admission to colleges that you are interested in
  • Register for senior year classes and check graduation requirements for high school


  • Obtain PSEO (Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program) information (class rank must be in top 50%) if interested for senior year and set up parent meeting
  • Make contact with colleges to schedule summer visits
  • Take ACT (February, April and/or June) and/or SAT
  • Line up summer job or internship
  • Continue to narrow down college selection


  • Visit at least two or three colleges to make comparisons
  • Get reference letters from summer jobs, internships, or special activities