Updated: Dec 18, 2020
You're halfway through your junior year and starting to realize that you've got a lot to get done and a short time to do it. Don't worry. This super succinct little checklist will get you to your goal . . . . College Admissions!
October 2020 - Take PSAT NMS
Prep only if you have a realistic shot at National Merit
Otherwise, relax and use this as a way to get familiar with the SAT
Start doing online college research and visit colleges till next summer.
February 6, 2021 - Take 1st ACT
Do basic prep for 2 weeks before.
Put special focus on the science section.
This is just a baseline so relax!
March 13, 2021 - Take 1st SAT
Do basic prep online.
Don't buy professional help just yet.
This is a baseline that will be compared to your ACT results.
April 2021 - Get A Testing Strategy
We will analyze the results of both your SAT & ACT.
We will tell you which one can be increased the most easily
We will tell you exactly how to target your prep for that one test.
Then you will retake that one test in August or September.
July 1, 2021 - Start Your Essay/Resume/References
Write your master essay based on Prompt A of ApplyTexas
Trust me, it will work for any college app with just a few tweaks.
Email 2 or more teachers to write a referral. These will be due 10/1.
Email 3 or more mentors to write a referral. These will be due 10/1.
Download our Resume Template and start your resume.
August 1, 2021 - Start Your App!
Schedule an Oral Aptitude test by Zoom to pick the perfect major.
We will also narrow down with colleges to app to.
Aug/Sept - Take the SAT or ACT that will Count!
August 28, 2020 - Take Last SAT or
September 11, 2021 - Take Last ACT
Make sure to do serious prep for this test.
This is where you should consider a pro!
October 2021 - Finish Your App!
If you just want to get in, then take your time.
If you want to get money, submit all apps by 11/1/21.
That includes essays, resume, references, and tests scores.
Make sure to get your app optimized before you submit.
If you need a last ditch SAT, take it 10/2/21.
If you need a last ditch ACT, take it 10/23/21.
November 1, 2021 - Everything is Due!