11th Grade Planning Checklist

11th grade

  • Explore careers and earning potential @
  • Attend college fairs
  • Register and take the PSAT
  • Start to focus on your career & college research
    • Academic programs, location, size, cost, activities, athletics
  • Narrow your college list to include schools within your GPA range and above
  • Use test prep on to improve your PSAT, ACT & SAT scores
  • Register and take SAT if applicable
  • Take the state ACT exam
  • Visit colleges-take a campus tour
  • Schedule and appointment with your counselor and review
    • Plan of Study
    • Concurrent enrollment
    • College entrance exams
    • College admission requirements
  • Maintain good grades-or improve-take challenging courses
  • Search for scholarship opportunities



  • Talk to your child about schools he or she is considering; ask why those are appealing; help clarify goals & priorities
  • Attend College Fairs with your child
  • Visit colleges with your child, preferably when classes are in session
  • Attend College Night

Juniors will take the ACT on the state date in mid-April during the school day, however students are encouraged to take the exam in February to better prepare.  Colleges accept the higher score if test is taken multiple times.


ACT TEST DATES (National dates)

Register by March 4, 2016; Test April 9

Register by May 6, 2016; Test June 11

Register at





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