During Junior Year, college planning activities kick off in full-force. This year is meant for exploration, as well as developing a list of potential colleges students plan to apply to their Senior year. Here are some guidelines for navigating Junior year:
Get to know yourself:
Make a list of your abilities, qualities, interests, and passions. Use resources such as Naviance to take Interest Profile tools. The more you know yourself, the easier it will be to find a good college “fit.”
Learn about colleges:
Explore websites, get on campus, speak with current students.
Meet with your School Counselor:
Students and families are encouraged to meet with their School Counselor in order to discuss their college planning progress, as well as resources available to students and families.
Register with NCAA (*Athletes only):
If you are a student athlete planning to play a sport in college, be sure to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center (www.ncaaclearinghouse.net).
Create a resume:
Juniors will have the opportunity to create a resume in their 11th grade English class. A resume provides an overview of your academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities, and work experiences, and will be helpful when filling out college applications during Senior year.
Take the ACT and SAT:
We recommend that students take the ACT and SAT in the Spring of their Junior Year. Students can register online for these exams. Visit the MHS Counseling site for links to test dates, registration links, etc.
Develop a preliminary College List:
During Junior year, students should have a list of 15-20 colleges that are of interest. At this time, try to stay open to all of your options-- public, private, in-state, out-f-state, etc. Be sure to add your list of colleges to Naviance so that you will receive notifications when admissions officers visit Mayfield!
Junior year is an excellent time to get on college campuses, take a tour, sit in on college classes, and explore student life. Contact the admissions office to set up a tour and visit.