What To Do and When To Do It – Junior School Year
- TAKE PSATs: Offered in October at Northeast Metro Tech (Northeast school code: 222171)
- MCAS: The next administration of the MCAS exam begins in November. MCAS enrichment classes are required for all students who have not passed the English, Math and Science sections of the MCAS Exam. Students are also encouraged to access “homeroom.com” from their home computers for additional MCAS practice.
- Keep up your grades
- Take the SAT Prep tests on www.collegeboard.com
TAKE SATs: SAT I scores are required for consideration at all public four-year colleges (State Colleges and all University of Massachusetts institutions), as well as most private four-year colleges. While two-year, community colleges and junior colleges usually do not require SAT scores, All STUDENTS considering applying to colleges are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to take a Spring and Fall SAT exam. Registration materials and practice exams are available in guidance or your student may register on-line at www.collegeboard.com (Northeast school code: 222171).
- ACTs/Subject Tests: Some four-year colleges require students to take the ACT and/or the SAT Subject Tests in addition to the SAT I exam. Students should review each school’s requirements carefully. If this exam is required, students may access register for the ACT at www.actstudent.org
Junior and Senior Year
Log on to the sites Northeast provides for our students to do college and career planning:
www.kudernavigator.com (your student has an account already set up which will save all their career/college searches and research).
Identify colleges you might want to learn more about.
Some (not all) questions to consider:
- Do you meet the requirements for state schools? Do you want to go full time, part-time?
- Do you have an idea what you would like to study – It’s OK IF YOU DON’T YET!
- Do you want to live at home? Can you afford to live at school and if so, how far away do you want to go?
- Make an appointment with your counselor to help you figure this out!
Check college websites and download / request the following:
- Admissions and course catalogs, application, schedule for guided tours, financial aid information
- LOOK THROUGH THESE MATERIALS, TALK WITH YOUR FAMILIES, TALK WITH YOUR COUNSELOR
- MARK A CALENDAR WITH ALL APPLICATION & FINANCIAL AID DEADLINES.
- Start narrowing down your college choices and/or career ideas.
- Talk with teachers, your counselor, and admissions officers.
- Start gathering applications and thinking about application essays. Be creative and informative.
- Arrange for any necessary interviews.