25 Junior Year – eleventh grade Your junior year is when you should take college tests, makecollegevisits,andstartsearchingforscholarships. October – Take the PSAT/NMSQT. Your counselor will have information on how to sign up for this test. March to June – Take the ACT and/or the SAT. To get information and to register for the ACT, go to www.act.org. To register and get information on the SAT, go to www.collegeboard.org. If you have questions about these tests, see your counselor. Senior Year – twelfth grade Your senior year is when your hard work and planning pay off. Complete college applications in the fall, and be aware of deadlines. September – Meet with your counselor to discuss your college plans. Go over your ACT and/or SAT scores and determine if you need to retake either of these tests. October – February – Complete college admissions, financial aid, and scholarship applications. Be sure to apply to at least one “safety school.” (This is a college you feel certain will accept you.) Retake the ACT and/or SAT if necessary. If you need help paying for college, you and your parents need to complete a FAFSA. For information on the FAFSA, go to fafsa.ed.gov. April – Decide which college to attend, return award letters, and if you plan to live on campus, send in your housing deposit. As a courtesy, notify the other colleges you applied to of your decision. “Genius without education is like silver in the mine.” Benjamin Franklin