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    2018-2019 ACT Test Dates
    Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Complete Score Release**
    September 8, 2018 August 10, 2018 August 11-26, 2018 September 18 - November 2, 2018
    October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29 - October 14, 2018 November 13, 2018 - January 1, 2019
    December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018 December 18, 2018 - February 1, 2019
    February 9, 2019* January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019 February 20 - April 5, 2019
    April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019 April 23 - June 7, 2019
    June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019 June 18 - August 2, 2019
    July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019 July 23 - August 26, 2019


    2018-2019 SAT Test Dates

    Saturday, June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 July 11, 2018
    Saturday, August 25, 2018 July 27, 2018 September 7, 2018
    Saturday, October 6, 2018 September 7, 2018 October 19, 2018
    Saturday, November 3, 2018 October 5, 2018 November 16, 2018
    Saturday, December 1, 2018 November 2, 2018 December 14, 2018
    Saturday, March 9, 2019 February 8, 2019 March 22, 2019
    Saturday, May 4, 2019 April 5, 2019 May 17, 2019
    Saturday, June 1, 2019 May 3, 2019 July 10, 2019


     “The Crosby Scholars community service deadline for juniors and seniors is January 31, 2019. Submit your completed form by this date to the Crosby Scholars Office or turn it in to the Student Services Office to remain active.”


    Fall Semester
    Maintaining your grades during your junior year is important!
    Colleges put a lot of weight on your marks for this year.
    Make sure you're challenging yourself academically.
    Colleges will consider how difficult your courses are.
    Now is the time to really focus your career and college research.
    As you research education and career options, share your discoveries with your family.
    You'll be working together a lot over the next couple of years as you leave high school and enter college or pursue another path.
    If your schedule permits, stay involved in school and community activities.
    Talk to your guidance counselor (or teachers, if you don't have access to a guidance counselor) about the following:
    Availability of and enrollment in AP classes
    The possibility of concurrent enrollment: taking college-level courses before you graduate from high school
    Schedules for the PSAT, SAT I and II, ACT and AP exams
    Why you should take these exams and how they could benefit you
    Which of these exams would be the best fit for you — and then sign up for those tests. Remember, you can always change your mind
    How to start getting ready for the exams!
    Your academic record. Review it with your counselor and talk about ways to improve
    The admissions requirements for the colleges you're interested in. Do your research, and be sure to find out about any additional requirements on top of GPA and test scores
    Obtain schedules and forms for the SAT I, SAT II, ACT and AP exams.
    Register for the PSAT exam offered in October.
    Remember that when you take the PSAT in your junior year, the scores will count towards the National Achievement Program (and it is good practice for the SAT I).
    Start a file for college catalogs and other admissions information.
    Keep an eye out for college nights at any schools in your area you may want to attend.
    Take the PSAT if you registered for it this month.
    Narrow your list of colleges to include a few colleges with requirements at your current GPA, a few with requirements above your current GPA, and at least one with requirements below your GPA.
    Begin scheduling interviews with admissions counselors.
    If possible, schedule tours of the school grounds on the same days.
    You and your parent(s) may want to visit the colleges and universities during spring break and summer vacation so you don't have to miss school.
    You will receive your scores from the October PSAT if you took it that month.
    Depending on the results, you may want to consider signing up for free online SAT prep.
    Spring Semester
    If you're choosing your senior year classes, look for classes that will give you a strong transcript.
    You'll also want to look for classes that will fit your college study plans.
    Consider looking for a summer job or internship.
    Not only can you earn money for college, you can also learn valuable skills.
    Continue with your campus tours online or in person.
    You want to be narrowing down your list of potential colleges.
    Register for the March SAT or the April ACT, or both.
    Research the requirements of the colleges you're interested in to learn about admission deadlines and which tests to take.
    Take the March SAT I exam if you registered to take it this month.
    If you are interested in taking an AP exam, you should sign up now.
    If your school does not offer the AP exams, check with your guidance counselor to find schools in the area that do administer the exams, as well as the dates and times they're offered.
    Take the April ACT test if you registered for this month.
    Take the AP, SAT I and SAT II exams.
    Talk to teachers about writing letters of recommendation for you.
    Think about what you would like to include in these and politely ask your teachers if they can help.
    Add any new report cards, test scores, honors or awards from the year to your file.
    Continue with your college visits. Call ahead for appointments with the financial aid, admissions and academic advisors at the colleges in which you are most interested.
    If you go on interviews or visits, don't forget to send thank-you notes.
    Take the SAT I, SAT II and the ACT tests if you're registered.
    Summer Between Junior and Senior Years
    Continue to work on your application essays and review the application procedures for the colleges you plan to apply to.
    Decide if you are going to apply under any early decision or early action programs.
    This requires you to submit your applications early, typically between October and December of your senior year.
    Read your college mail and send reply cards to your schools of interest.