The following timeline is only a guideline. Please use it to assist you in your planning.
- College fair in Burlington: TSA takes all juniors and seniors to the annual NEACAC College Fair
- Parent college night at TSA. Check school calendar for details.
- PSAT/NMSQT test administered at TSA.
Throughout the fall (generally September through November)
- Visit with college representatives who come to the school. The schedule is posted as it is developed. See Naviance for details.
- Register for spring SAT and/or ACT testing.
- Switch to PATH with Kimberly Barnhart, where you will start college searches and learn many of the details of the college application process.
- Create a list of colleges in which you might be interested.
- Organize college information and brochures.
- Plan visits to colleges. Take advantage of February and April breaks, or in-service days. Visit a variety of schools, whether you are interested in them or not. Schedule interviews with admissions personnel.
- During February break, visit a few colleges, if possible. Please note: these do not need to be colleges in which you are interested. Rather, it is better if the schools you visit first are ones in which you are not interested.
- Continue to develop your list of potential colleges.
- Identify standardized test requirements for the schools in which you are interested.
- Register for the May or June SAT, ACT and/or SAT Subject Tests, as needed.
- Visit colleges.
- Review college expectations in the admissions process.
- Take the SAT, ACT and/or SAT Subject Tests. Plan when you will take tests next year. Do not take ANY SAT Subject Test without specific test preparation.
- Internship, summer job, or travel. If you have done all the steps above, take a step back and don’t stress over the college application process. You will have plenty to do in the fall.