• Junior Night Recording


    11th Grade To-Do List:

    Continue looking at colleges. This is the year to be narrowing down your long list of colleges to about five. Things to consider:

    • Does it offer the major you're interested in?
    • Is it the right size for you?
    • Location - how far is it away from home? What is the weather like? How does the campus look?
    • Have you visited any colleges or universities? You get 2 excused absences for college visits. Also, most colleges gear their Open Houses toward juniors in the spring, so take advantage!
    • Can you afford it?

    Scoir has a fantastic college search tool that helps narrow down your options based on what you're looking for. 

    Take College Entrance Exams (the SAT and the ACT):

    • It is a good idea to take the SAT spring semester.
    • The ACT will be given at CATA in March. Don't miss it!
    • Take either the SAT or ACT a second time during the Spring semester, or the summer between your junior and senior year. You should make a 2nd attempt at whichever test you scored better on the 1st time.
    • Remember, if you receive free or reduced lunch, you are eligible for fee waivers. See Ms. Cole for fee waivers.

    Bring up your GPA:

    • Colleges look at your classes and the grades you made in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade.
    • Colleges use your final GPA from your junior year when making admissions decisions, so this is your last chance to improve upon your GPA.

    Create a Resume:

    • Your resume should include extracurricular activities (in and outside of school,) any honors you have received, leadership positions held, and detailed information concerning community service you have participated in.
    • You should include grades 9-11 right now. Make sure you add new information (community service, honors, etc.) as they occur.
    • Template

    Athletes: Make sure you register with the NCAA Clearinghouse! See Ms. Graham in the Counseling Office to do so.

    CFNC Planning for College Resources