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Junior Checklist!

Junior Year College Planning 2019-2020

Quick Check List

√    Academics                                                                                √      

√    Naviance (Research careers and colleges)                         √

√    COHS Profile/Teacher Recommendations                        √      

√    SAT/ACT                                                                                 √      


  • Academics
    • Junior year is the last opportunity to raise your cumulative GPA
    • Course selection: 6/7 core courses in senior year; Graduation credits=26
    • NCAA Eligibility Center: Division I or II: register at; check qualification requirements (16 core courses, SAT/ACT and GPA)
  • Naviance (Login=email address and password=student ID number)
    • Explore Careers: Career tab=Career Cluster Profiler; Do What You Are; Career Interest Profiler
    • Research Colleges: College tab= -Find Your Fit (on left)=SuperMatch, College Match, Scattergrams, Advanced College Search, College Lookup; Research Colleges (on right)=College Compare, College Resources (Sections = Colleges and Career, Financial Aid, Test Preparation, College Athletes, Military), Acceptance History, Enrichment Programs, College Maps
  • Compile list of colleges where you are most interested and may apply under Colleges I’m Thinking About; Plan visiting colleges where you are interested
  • COHS Student Profile
    • “About Me” tab on right; “My Stuff”; “My Surveys”(on left)
    • Profile will be completed with Counseling Center in Spring
  • Request teacher recommendations
    • Ask teachers in person in May or June of Junior year
    • Send a request through Naviance: My Favorites; Colleges I’m Thinking About; Quick Links (on left), scroll down under My Colleges to Letters of Recommendation; click blue ADD REQUEST button on the right, select teacher from drop down menu. and click circle “All Current and Future Colleges I Add to My Colleges I’m Applying To” list; add a personal thank you note; click blue SUBMIT REQUEST button on the bottom right.
  • SATs and/or ACTs
  • Test preparation: Collegeboard or Kahn Academy  (use cohs email account for login)
  • Recommended to take at least once in Spring of Junior year and then again Senior year
  • SATs: register at. sat.org8/24/19 (deadline 7/26); 10/5/19 (deadline 9/6); 11/2/19 (deadline 10/3); 12/7/19 (deadline 11/8); 3/14/20 (deadline 2/14); 5/2/20 (deadline 4/3); 6/6/20 (deadline 5/8)
  • ACTs: register at act.org9/4/19 (deadline 8/16); 10/26/19 (deadline 9/27); 12/14/19 (deadline 11/8); 2/8/20 (deadline 1/10); 4/4/20 (deadline 2/28); 6/13/20 (deadline 5/8); 7/18/20 (6/19)                                               Junior year checklist 2019-2020  9/19