• Fall of Junior Year 

    • Make a list of eight to ten schools that offer your desired program of study.  (Pay attention to ACT and/or SAT I score requirements and priority deadlines for these schools. Research if SAT II’s are required.)
    • Visit and learn the admission requirements for the colleges/universities that interest you.
    • Take the PSAT, the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, in October.  Register in Guidance Office.
    • Take the ACT and/or SAT. EHS will give the ACT to all juniors in the Spring.  Have scores sent directly to your chosen schools. (Some colleges have a cut off after the October ACT for merit scholarships.)  NOTE: If SAT II’s (subject area tests) are required, organize a schedule for completion of all parts by December 1st of your senior year. You are encouraged to take the SAT II subject test(s) as soon as you complete the HS course.  ACT:  actstudent.org / SAT: www.collegeboard.com 
    • Attend EHS College Fair and EHS Scholarship Night in the Fall.  Talk to admissions counselors.
    • Take the ASVAB. EHS gives the ASVAB on campus each Fall. 
    • Narrow the list of college/university choices. Make plans to visit these campuses during school before your senior year.  (Talk directly to admissions and financial aid officers.)
    • Update your resume. Stay serious and remember to get involved in extra-curricular and/or volunteer community activities.  Enter hours involved, services projects, awards, etc. on your high school resume. Give a copy to all persons who write your recommendations, and if possible, include with scholarship applications.
    • Register with an online scholarship search engine such as Cappex.

    Spring of Junior Year

    • Contact selected colleges/universities and get to know your admissions recruiters.  Preparing applications and writing essays properly takes time! 
    • Take the ACT and/or SAT. EHS will give the ACT to all juniors in the Spring.  Have scores sent directly to your chosen schools. (Some colleges have a cut off after the October ACT for merit scholarships.)  NOTE: If SAT II’s (subject area tests) are required, organize a schedule for completion of all parts by December 1st of your senior year. You are encouraged to take the SAT II subject test(s) as soon as you complete the HS course.  ACT:  actstudent.org / SAT: www.collegeboard.com
    • Athletes, remember to send scores to the NCAA Clearinghouse.
    • Organize all application materials.  Set up a checklist for all admissions requirements.  Monitor all deadlines.
    • Get started on ROTC Scholarship applications! You do NOT have to be a JROTC cadet at EHS to apply. 
    • Military Academy appointments and military academy applications require time.  Start now! For more information stop by the College and Career Center.

     

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