20 Colleges like to see improvement, so if your grades haven’t been as good as they should be, now is the time to bring them up. Your junior year is when you should seriously begin examining your collegeoptions.Thisisalsotheyearwhenyoushouldtakecollegetests, schedule college visits, and start searching for scholarships. Work hard to get the best grades possible You will probably fill out college applications in the fall of your senior year. Because your junior grades will likely be the last grades on the transcript that's submitted with your application, it’s important that you do as well as possible your junior year. Continue to be involved in activities Be involved in meaningful activities both in and out of school, and seek out leadership positions. Register for the PSAT/NMSQT in September All college bound juniors should take the PSAT/NMSQT in October. See your counselor for information on how to register for this test. Explore your college options Think about what you’re looking for in a college, and learn about the colleges you want to consider. Talk to your parents and your counselor about your college options. Register 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 visit colleges. See page 13 for college visit tips. 11th Grade Your Junior Year