College Planning Calendar - Grade 10

  • Sophomore Year

    • Talk to your guidance counselor about the following:
      • Review your high school curriculum and what is needed to satisfy the requirements of college.  Find out if you are on the right track.
      • Find out about Advanced Placement courses:
        • What courses are offered.
        • Are you eligible for these courses?
        • How do you enroll in them for your junior year?
    • Update your file with additional report cards, honors, awards, and activities.
    • Continue to participate in activities both in and out of school.
    • Seek summer employment or volunteer opportunities in an area of career interest.
    • Participate in summer educational opportunities i.e. college enrichment programs, camps, etc.
    • Consider taking the SAT/ACT sample test to determine which test would accommodate your learning style.
    • Take the PSAT in October.  The scores will not count for National Merit Scholarship consideration in your sophomore year, but it may be practice for you for when you take the PSAT in your junior year (when the scores will count).
    • Register, in April, for any SAT II subject tests, for any subjects you will be completing before June.  (Review the necessity of these tests with your counselor.)
    • Take the SAT II in June.
    • Continue to use Naviance to assist you in identifying potential colleges and majors.
    • Continue to take and schedule challenging courses.
    • GPA is important!  Keep your grades up!
    • Athletes planning on participating in Division I and Division II sports in college must adhere to NCAA course requirements and eligibilty rules regarding GPA.

    Keep your grades up!  Colleges will base admission on the grades you receive in all  4 years of high school!