HS Junior

  1. Touch base with your academic counselor and ensure you are on track with your academic plan.

  2. Continue keeping your grades up and seeking academic help when you need it.

  3. If you haven’t already done so, join SHPE as a junior member by clicking here.

    • If your high school has ten or more members, start a SHPE Jr. chapter at your high school by clicking here.

  4. Stay involved with your existing extra-curricular activities, and obtain a leadership role if you have not already done so.

  5. Start prepping for college admissions exams including the SAT and/or ACT.

  6. After more in-depth research including conversations with your college counselor and students at your prospect universities, narrow your top college choices.

  7. Participate in summer STEM camps for high school students.

  8. Prepare all of your college application materials during the summer.

  9. Research additional programs that you are eligible for at your prospect universities. For example, first generation college students should research EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) offerings.

  10. Visit any colleges or universities that you have not already visited; consider second college visits to your top college choices.

  11. For additional questions on college application process or resources from the College board, click here.


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