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Junior Timeline

NDA Junior Year

  • NDA College Night: attend this event with parents in February
  • Notre Dame Academy College Handbook: read cover to cover after attending College Night (it will be handed out then)
  • ACT/SAT tests: register in advance at actstudent.org; practice and prepare
  • Junior Conferences; attend them Feb - March with Ms. Bain
  • Research colleges; consider attending college fairs (Xavier HS in March)
  • Develop a college list; keep re-evaluating & refining it as you research
  • Keep your grades up! Since college applications are completed in early fall of senior year, 2nd semester junior grades are the last and most important grades colleges will see
  • Extracurricular activities: continue your involvement and develop leadership skills
  • Visit colleges; if visiting during summer when few students are on campus, consider re-visiting colleges you are seriously considering when classes are in session
  • Make summer count; choose meaningful activities to develop your skills
  • Letters of recommendation: consider who you’ll ask to write one for you
  • NCAA Clearinghouse; register if planning to play Division I or Division II sports
  • High School resume: work on creating a professional document to send to colleges
  • Scholarships: although students will complete the majority of scholarship applications during fall/winter of their senior year, the earlier you research scholarships the better