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Sophomore Year

Sophomore Year

College Planning

  • Take challenging courses.
  • Meet with your school counselor to review your course load and make sure you are satisfying high school graduation and college entrance requirements.
  • Continue good study habits.
  • Take PSAT in October. The PSAT is excellent practice for taking the SAT, and this year your scores will not count for National Merit Scholarship consideration.
  • Prepare for college entrance tests: Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) and/or the American College Testing (ACT) exam. Use prep books and software. Plan to take these tests at the beginning of your junior year. You will need to register a month before you can take the SAT or the ACT exam.
  • Continue to explore career interests and information.
  • Visit college campuses and "tour" colleges in the College Fair section at CFNC.org.
  • Talk with family and friends about their educational choices.
  • If you are interested in attending a selective college, register for AP, honors, and  advanced courses for 11th grade.
  • Research ways to save and pay for college.
  • Investigate post-secondary institutions – all have websites, some have videos.
  • Explore summer opportunities such as jobs, internships, job shadowing, volunteer work, and summer programs.