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 (www.sat.collegeboard.com). Most 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. Admissions Requirements?
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