2019 Junior Year Planning Calendar

  • September

    • Attend Eastern Iowa College Fair at KCC in September
    • Find and keep information about colleges/programs you are interested in.
    • Start planning college visits and research requirements to be admitted.
    • Sign up for a Job Shadow, Spring or summer Internships.
    • Prepare for the ACT by taking a prep course in Edgenuity. 
    • Use MAP to research and organize career information.

    October

    November

    • Form a list of 10-15 colleges that have your intended major or that match your results in MAP.
    • Form a list of 10-15 careers you want to learn more about in MAP.

    December

    • Start to prepare for the ACT or SAT exams.  You can take practice tests online.  

    January

    • Prepare for registration of your senior year classes.  Discuss graduation requirements and make a senior year plan.
    • Continue visiting colleges.
    • Register to take the ACT or SAT test. (School Code is 163430)

    February

    • keep researching careers (MAP)
    • Understand what educational program is needed for your career choice.  Verify that the college(s) you are looking at have the major/program you are interested in.
    • Practice for the ACT/SAT.
    • Register to take the ACT or SAT test.   (School Code is 163430)
    • Continue to visit colleges.
    • Attend Gear Up Night to hear about Kirkwood opportunities, Financial Aid and Job Shadows and Internships.  This event is Feb. 26 at 6 pm.

    March

    • Sign up for a Job Shadow, Summer or Fall Internships.
    • Continue to visit colleges.

    April/May

    • Shorten your list of college choices.
    • Continue to visit colleges.
    • Register to take the ACT or SAT test.   (School Code is 163430)

    June/July

    • Continue to visit colleges.
    • Register to take the ACT or SAT test.   (School Code is 163430)
    • Summer Job
    • Internship