Sophomore Year
  1. Start seriously researching colleges that have programs with your goals and interests.  Keep a list of these schools.
  2. Continue to do your best in the classroom.
  3. Update your portfolio regularly.
  4. Continue to be active in clubs, organizations and competitive activities.
  5. Consider summer camp opportunities on college campuses.  Visit the guidance office in the spring to find out about opportunities.
  6. Visit some college campuses during summer break.
  7. Volunteer for community service.  Increase your number of goal hours.
  8. Take the PSAT in October.  There are practice tests online.  See a counselor for details.
  9. Log on to and click on After School Explorer.  There are practice tests available through the Princeton Review.