Information for Sophomores

  • Counseling Center Presentation for Sophomores

    10th Grade To-Do List:

    Continue to pull up your GPA:

    • The transcript we send for college applications, scholarships, and NCAA Clearinghouse reflect the grades you have made through the end of your junior year.
    • How to compute your GPA: Add your quality points and divide by the number of classes. What are quality points? Points awarded to you for the grade you made in a class.

    Take the PSAT:

    • It is given in October. This test is a good predictor of how you will do on the SAT. It is also a good idea to take the PSAT again in your junior year before you take the SAT in the spring.

    Look for Scholarships:

    • You apply for scholarships in your senior year, BUT you should begin looking for them now; some scholarships are given to students in 9th-12th grades. Below are some websites that will assist you in looking for scholarships. Please keep in mind that most of the scholarship money comes from the college and you must meet their criteria to apply. Your SAT/ACT scores are very important when applying for a scholarship. Most scholarships are interested in your character, leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities. 

    Educational Opportunities Available  in Union County:  

    Application process for Central Academy of Technology and Arts, Union County Early College, and the International Baccalaureate Program. 

     Planning Guides:

    There's a new planning guide from the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NCAC) - "Tips for Parents with High School Teens - Countdown to College." This brochure has information to help you and your child learn what needs to be done to prepare for college.