Post-Secondary Planning Community Colleges
*Start looking at offerings.
Class of 2012 *Determine requirements for specific programs.
Junior Year Suggestions (Example: Associate degree in a medical field
or CNA requirement for nursing programs)
Email Addresses *SAT/ACT is not required unless otherwise
It is very important that the Counseling Office has specified for a particular major/program.
up-to-date email addresses for both students and 4. Begin preparing your senior activity sheet.
parents. You will provide these on your This is a resume type form which should include
registration sheet. your activities, honors, awards, community
service, and other significant interests or abilities.
Upcoming Dates Sample activity sheets are available in the
March 16—Registration Materials in HR Counseling Office. You will use this throughout
March 17—Jr. Parent Meeting, 6:30 PM at BHHS your senior year for college and scholarship
Week of March 21—Students will meet with applications.
counselors and turn in Registration Sheets 5. Your GPA at the end of your junior year is
May 7—Prom at BHHS what colleges will use in determining admission.
May 19—Awards Night 6. Visit college campuses; start narrowing your
June 3-8—Exams choices of colleges/universities.
June 9 and 10—Exam Makeups and Retests 7. If you are planning to apply to a four-year
July 21 and 22—Sr. Pictures at BHHS college/university, sign up to take the SAT
Finding out what you need to know— colleges/universities prefer for students to take
Important information from the Counseling Office the SAT once in their junior year and then again
can be found at BHHS’s website: in October of their senior year. Colleges take the
www.catawbaschools.net/schools/BunkerHill. best score on each individual test. If you haven’t
General information will be listed on the front yet registered for or taken the SAT, please note
page; for more detailed information, click on the the following dates:
Counseling link. Test Date Registration Deadline
May 7 April 8
Suggestions for Planning your Senior Year June 4 May 6
1. Plan to take rigorous academic classes Students may also take the ACT (www.act.org). It
according to Teacher Recommendations. is suggested you only take this test one time--the
2. Start thinking about your intended major. fall of your senior year.
Review websites and begin research. Use Fee waivers are available for the SAT and ACT for
resources to help narrow interests or generate those students who receive free/reduced lunch.
options. Check career information at the Please see your counselor to discuss requirements
following websites: and eligibility for these waivers.
www.cfnc.org 8. Sign up with the NCAA Eligibility Center during
www.careerpronews.com the summer before your senior year if you plan to
www.nccareers.org play college sports. This must be done to
3. Based on your intended major, which college participate in sports at the collegiate level. Go to
is best for you--a two- or four-year college? www.eligibilitycenter.org . Fee waivers are also
Four-Year College or University available for the NCAA fee. Please see your
*Determine which colleges offer programs that counselor.
meet your needs and interests. 9. Get a folder to keep ALL information related to
*Would a larger college or smaller college best SAT, ACT, NCAA and college applications, etc.
suit your needs? Usernames, passwords, registration numbers, etc.
*Check admission requirements. Are you taking can be easily forgotten or misplaced; stay
the classes necessary to meet the NC Minimum organized.