August

  • Visit and consult bhscollegecareer.net for timelines, resources and answers to questions related to the College planning process.
  • Note dates and make plans to attend upcoming local College Fairs.
  • Study for the PSAT. The junior year PSAT counts toward National Merit & National Achievement Scholarship consideration.
  • If you do not participate in many activities outside of class. now is the time to choose an activity, sign up and become involved.
  • Plan meetings, when applicable; with technical & trade school representatives, and with representatives of our Armed Forces.

September

  • September 7th – Sarasota County College Night at Robarts Arena
  • September 28th – Booker High School Application Boot Camp
  • October 6th – Booker High College & Career Expo Create a Career Shines and Overgrad account to help guide your college & career search.

October

  • October 11th – PSAT Examination at Booker High.
  • Update your resume with a current record of your accomplishments, activities, grades, and work experiences. Revise and refine your personal statement and consider a revision of your goal or objective statement.

November-December

  • Make a calendar of test dates for the SAT and ACTand establish a testing plan. Register for upcoming dates (at http://www.collegeboard.org and http://www.act.org).
  • When available review PSAT results, and continue to prepare for
    upcoming administrations.
  • Research pre-college program, internship, and job shadowing opportunities

January

  • Refine your college list and research majors and programs your colleges provide. Utilize Overgrad and Career Shines to revise and refine your research!
  • Register for spring administration of the SAT or ACT. Determine whether colleges you are considering require SAT Subject Tests.
  • Meet with your counselor and develop a senior schedule that is rigorous and focuses on your interests.

February-March

  • Attend college fairs, open houses and other college opportunities (NACAC Tampa College Fair March 18,201 8).
  • Plan/go on college visits during Spring Break. Virtual tours are available
    as well.

April

  • Continue to research and refine your college list
  • Finalize your summer options; seminars, internships, pre-college programs, volunteering, job shadowing, or employment to strengthen your resume. If you are interested in college athletics you must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse to ensure your eligibility for participation in college sports http://www.eligibilitycenter.org/
  • If interested in attending one of the U.S. Military Academies the initial application and congressional nomination processes begin now. Contact each service academy directly.
  • Visit the Net Price Calculators for your desired schools at http://colleqecost.ed.gov/netpricecenter.aspx to determine approximate out of pocket costs as well as the FAFSA4caster for aid
    eligibility https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/estimate. Think about the teachers. counselors, community leaders, mentors, and
    advisors who you might ask to write letters of recommendation.
  • Make initial teacher requests before summer break in person. Make an appointment with your counselor if you are applying Early
    Decision or Early Action.

June-August

  • Continue to research all colleges of interest. Gather information about academics, campus life and financial aid opportunities. Use Overgrad.
    My Career Shines, and the resources found on bhscollegecareer.net .
  • Visit college campuses if possible, We suggest you narrow your college list to three to ten schools. This is a suggested minimum and maximum; you should only apply to schools you are both willing and able to attend you.
  • Review your Overgrad profile and application folder for test scores, essays, recommendations, financial aid applications, and deadlines for each college to which you are applying.
  • If you have not done so make an appointment with us to review your transcript, test scores, extracurricular activities and to discuss college questions and plans.
  • Most applications open in August. Begin your applications as early as possible in the summer and note ail Florida public university application deadlines.
  • Investigate outside sources for financial aid. Take note of scholarship deadlines.
  • A Summer Calendar with complete and specific instructions for applying to Florida public universities, and private universities through both the Common Application and Coalition plafforms will follow.

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