Junior Tips and Information
Junior NightThe counseling department hosted Junior Planning Night on December 4th, 2019.
Please see below for the resources from the presentation:
- Continue to enroll in challenging courses. Remember universities will look at your grades beginning in 9th grade.
- Stay active in clubs and/or sports. Look for leadership roles in both!
- Study for the SAT and/or ACT. Look for programs within our school or community that might enable you to study with a tutor. You also can make or buy flashcards, get test prep books at a local bookstore or check them out from our school library, and even find free test-prep questions online.
- Take the SAT and/or ACT. All juniors take the ACT for free on February 28, 2017. If you prefer one test over the other, take it again.
- Listen to the morning announcements for colleges visiting MRHS. Students can check which colleges are visiting and sign up on-line through the MRHS Counseling website. Research admissions requirements for universities you’re interested in.
- Attend College 411 at MRHS on April 6th from 6:00-8:30pm.
- Begin whittling down the list of colleges you’re interested in. Make sure your list has both “dream” and “safety” schools.
- Update your portfolio/resume with leadership roles, volunteer hours, awards, etc.
- Summer activities: Continue volunteering for an organization you’re interested in, check out the Summer Opportunities newsletter on the MRHS Counseling Website for study abroad/college immersion opportunities, visit colleges over the summer and/or long weekends, write college application essays.
- CollegeData: College Search, Financial Aid, College Application, College Scholarship, Student Loan, FAFSA Info, Common Application
- Link to College Board's 11th Grade College Planning Guide
- Explore colleges using College Navigator
- Check out http://www.collegemajors101.com/ to get more information on several different majors!