Point Loma High School

College Check List

 

JUNIOR



 

• Focus on your GPA

 

     (One of the most critical factors in the college admissions process.)

 

• Seek leadership roles in favorite activities

 

     Consistency and quality, not quantity.

 

• Take the PSAT (fall)

 

     Opt-in to receive information from colleges.

 

• Attend PLHS college prep seminars, take an SAT test-prep class

 

• Consider taking SAT subject tests with AP classes

 

• Register for SAT/ACT.

 

     Focus your efforts on your preferred test, take it more than once.

 

• Attend college fairs; talk with recruiters & admission counselors, take college tours

 

• Research & apply for college scholarships

 

• Refine list of potential colleges

 

(Use website tools: collegedata.com, bigfuture.com, etc.)

 

• Use the FAFSA financial aid estimator

 

• Review list of college choices with your Counselor and get suggestions for others

 

• Decide whether to apply for early action or early decision at a particular college

 

• Prepare a summary/resume

 

     GPA, awards, activities, leadership roles, jobs, etc.

 

• Letter of recommendation: consider whom to ask

 

• Begin writing college application essays

• Register for/begin the common application

 

The above is a check list of items Pointer Families want to consider throughout the High School Journey.  These items are no’t in any particular order.  You can print a copy using the PDF below.