Junior Check List

  • Class Rigor

    • Review coursework; it’s not too late to improve grades
    • Colleges look at strong GPA

    SAT/ ACT   

    • Sign up for spring & fall tests
    • Collegeboard.com & act.org
    • Fee waivers are available for free & reduced lunch student
    • Sign up to send your scores to four schools for free!!
    • Vocational/community colleges don’t require these tests but many merit scholarships do

    Career Related Graduation Requirements  

    • Job shadow by the end of your junior year
    • Extended essay (due May senior year)

    Volunteer / Internships/ Work Experience  


    • Check Ms. Centurion about websites
    • Apply from August – June and beyond!!!!
    • Scholarships within colleges/ local / national
    • Begin preparing essays for college admissions and scholarships

    Post High School Options:    

    • Community college – certificate programs or Associate degres
    • 4 year colleges -
    • Apprenticeships:   

    Springwater Trail E-mail list for Seniors

    We will send you emails about scholarships and graduation information –please give us the correct emails

    College Timeline:  

    • SAT - Spring of Junior year to Fall of senior year
    • Junior summer and Senior Fall 
      • Visit colleges
      • Web searches
      • Review entrance requirements
      • Make a BIG list of colleges you want
      • Student with free & reduced lunch ask for a fee waiver for college applications
    • November – February -College applications due- watch your dates!!
    • Sept- June – scholarships
    • Jan 1stsubmit FAFSA  - grants- loans- work study – EFC- estimated family contribution
    • March – award letter & acceptance letter
    • May 1staccept a school

    National College Fair

    • October 23rd & 24th
      Oregon Convention Center 
      Friday 9:00- 12:00pm -- Saturday 1:00p.m. – 5:00pm

    Financial Aide  

    • College Financial Aid Night – TBA in September  
    • January 1st submit your FAFSA application online
    • If you plan on filing a FAFSA in January, request a PIN now at www.fafsa.ed.gov (this will save time when you file the FAFSA).

    2 Letters of Recommendation  (No Family Members)

    • Provide a bio sheet/ resume
    • Retain copies for yourself
    • 2 week notice (ask in the fall)
    • Thank you notes


    • 24 hour notice
    • You are responsible for mailing them to the appropriate college/ scholarship

    Net Price Calculator –

    Each college website has a net price calculator to help you calculate school costs.