•  Kenmore West

    Sophomore Checklist

    for College Preparation


    Think about the criteria that colleges consider when accepting students to their schools: grade point average
    (average of grades during 9
    th, 10th, and 11th grades), rank in class (based on grade point average),
    difficulty of courses (honors, AP, IB), SAT and/or ACT scores,
    transcript (official school document with all high school courses & grades),
    extracurricular activities (athletics, clubs) and volunteer experience.


             If your grades are not what you’d like them to be, create a schedule to see your teachers before school, use the Academic Achievement Center in Room 325, and/or sign up for a peer tutor in the Academic Achievement Center.
    Use Naviance/Family Connection to explore careers, college majors
    and college choices.  If you're not signed up yet, see your counselor.
    Attend college fairs and visit colleges of your interest this spring & summer,
    as well as meet with college representatives in the Career Center
    junior year.
    Look into interesting & challenging summer opportunities that will help boost your college application and/or resume (internship & volunteer options, employment possibilities, extracurricular clubs & activities).

    Dates to remember:

    Take the Practice Standard Achievement Test (P.S.A.T.)
    in October of your Junior year.
    Spring of junior year, sign up to take the SAT or ACT. 
    For more information on either test,
    go to //www.collegeboard.com/ for SAT
    and //www.actstudent.org/ for ACT
    For guidance on preparing for the SAT and/or ACT,
    go to the ACT & SAT information page.



Last Modified on December 12, 2016