- Review the junior year admission strategy. This includes 12 basic steps to help students build their qualifications and prepare for next year's college application and financial aid processes.
- Take the SAT Test™ this month (if you registered to take one or more tests).
- Update your student résumé to include freshman and sophomore year activities and accomplishments.
- Be active this summer. Work a job or internship, provide volunteer service, take an advanced credit course, attend a college summer enrichment program or perform other activities. Use summer months wisely to build your student résumé.
- If your summer activities include a job, internship, or volunteer service, give it your all and be outstanding. Work to impress your bosses and supervisors; these are people you may ask for letters of recommendation in the fall of your senior year . . . but only if you do an excellent job for them this summer.
- Visit a few college campuses this summer.
- Continue to build your vocabulary by reading during summer months (and throughout the year).
- Continue to build strong academic, language and critical thinking skills during your four years of high school.
- Parents – Plan to help your student with this year's college admission tasks and with preparation for next year's college application and financial aid steps. Plan on attending college campus visits, college information nights, and financial aid presentations with your student.