Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3420 If your child’s grades aren’t what they should be, now is the time to bring them up. Colleges like to see improvement. 11th Grade Advising Your Junior The junior year is when students need to seriously begin examining their collegeoptions. Juniorsshouldtakecollegetests,makecollegevisits,and start searching for scholarships. Continue to monitor academic progress Since most college applications are completed in the fall of a student’s senior year, junior year grades are usually the last grades on a student’s transcript. Make sure your child understands the importance of his/her junior grades. Encourage involvement Continue to encourage involvement in meaningful activities. Also encourage your child to look for opportunities to take a leadership role. Have your child register for the PSAT/NMSQT in September All college bound juniors should take the PSAT/NMSQT. Students generally register for this test through their guidance office. Explore college options Juniors need to be thinking about what they’re looking for in a college. They also need to be learning as much as they can about the colleges they’re considering. Spend time helping your child explore his/her college options. Make sure that your child registers for the ACT and/or SAT All college bound students should take the ACT and/or SAT in the spring of their junior year. Make college visits The junior year is a great time to make college visits. For college visit tips, go to page 13.