Junior Year Timeline

  •  Register with SPA College Counseling Department to take the PSAT in October
  •  Attend the National College Fair in Phoenix.  Talk to the college reps, pick up literature, and start visualizing what type of college would be right for you
  •  Attend the Great Hearts College Symposium
  •  Take advantage of colleges visiting SPA, listen to the presentations, and learn about what characteristics of colleges are important to you
  •  Attend College Prep Class offered at SPA
  •  Visit colleges and universities over fall break
  •  Attend the HEFAR financial aid presentation and Junior Parent Night presentation at SPA
  •  Consider taking an SAT and/or ACT Prep Course
  •  Schedule a meeting with your College Counselor
  •  Register for both the SAT and ACT and SAT Subject Tests if your colleges require or recommend
  •  Use spring break to take a college tour or research colleges
  •  Create a list of colleges you are thinking about in Naviance
  •  Attend the HEFAR financial aid presentation if you didn’t get to in the fall
  •  Begin writing your personal statement