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Sophomore Year: Comprehensive College Admissions Preparation

  • Review all elements pertinent to college admissions and preparation.
  • Update student resume (brag sheet). Explore potential future elements.
  • Engage in a thorough self-assessment, followed by discussions.
  • Update comprehensive strategic plan.
  • Extend involvements in extracurricular or volunteer activities.
  • Review and adjust sophomore year courses.
  • Explore potential changes/adaptations in four-year plan.
  • Maintain challenging curriculum.
  • Complete critical thinking enhancement activities.
  • Complete vocabulary empowerment activities.
  • Consider option of the Myers-Briggs®, Strong Interest Inventory®, etc.
  • Develop and expand relationships with teachers, mentors and counselors.
  • Determine junior year coursework.
  • Prepare for and take practice PSAT.
  • Prepare for and take SAT Subject Tests
  • Prepare for and take AP Exams.
  • Establish criteria for initial college selection list.
  • Study the role and importance of the teacher/mentor letters of recommendation.
  • Visit nearby or short distance colleges. Use predetermined assessments.
  • Attend national college fair(s).
  • Explore your life goals in planning for extracurricular, volunteer and paid future positions.
  • Determine best options in summer plans.
  • Secure optimal summer employment or activities.