If you’re a junior, you’re likely already considering finding and getting into the best college for you.
This is great!
We have a few tips for you.
They will help you identify what is important to you, go after it, and stack evidence that you will contribute to a college.
You may find new interests, too, in your junior year! These are great to pursue deeply as well.
Colleges want to see the distance you’ve traveled as a person and with your achievements.
This list will help you have a great junior year.
- Grades play a part. It is worth the effort to pursue your highest grades possible. If you have a major in mind, advanced classes in that area are something colleges may expect.
- Make a community impact. Go bigger with your areas of interest. Show initiative and commitment to making an impact beyond your school, clubs, or teams.
- If you’re testing, prep. Schools are moving towards test optional. For specific majors, however, strong test scores can help. Studying and preparing will improve your scores if you decide to test.
- Research colleges and plan visits. Many tools and professionals can help you find the best variety of schools to apply to and visit. At first, focus more on target schools than safety and reach schools.
- Start writing your essays early. April or May is the best time to start brainstorming, drafting, or working with a coach. Write, rewrite, and polish your essays over the summer so you can avoid getting buried with work in the fall and submit less than your best.
The most essential thing in Junior year is to live your best life. Show up fully in all you do and go further with your areas of interest.
This is the year to give it your all!
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