Sophomore Year

  • High School Sophomore Year: College Preparation Checklist

    During Sophomore year, you should begin to narrow your academic focus. In terms of college preparation, the following considerations should be addressed during a student's Sophomore year:

    Fall:

    • Take the PSAT. This will allow you to practice for the SAT and place your name on a list to receive college brochures.
    • Stay on track with academics. Be certain that your courses are preparing you for your college goals.
    • Begin to learn about the college admissions process. Familiarize yourself with entrance requirements.
    • Continue exploring career options.

    Winter:

    • Work toward leadership in your extracurricular activities. Become involved in community service.
    • Read! Read! Read!
    • Practice your writing skills.
    • Get advice from counselors on advanced placement and post-secondary enrollment options.

    Spring/Summer:

    • Keep the GPA up!
    • Begin to actively search for colleges.
    • Contact colleges that interest you. Attend college fairs and compare college criteria that meets your interest.
    • Consider taking SAT Subject Tests.