Junior Year Timeline

The mustang statue near the football field at George Mason High School

Junior Year Timeline

Fall Semester

Take the PSAT (for National Merit consideration) in October.

Attend the GMHS College 101 Night in November to learn about the college search.

Attend the college fair at Fair Oaks Mall.

Begin to explore colleges online using Naviance and BigFuture.

Spring Semester

Take the SAT and/or the ACT.

Take SAT Subject tests (if recommended or required by your universities of choice).

Meet with Mr. Palermo to discuss your college search.

Begin to visit college campuses. Listen to the admissions presentation and take a campus tour.

Plan for summer college enrichment programs, summer jobs, or summer internships.

Begin talking about tuition and financial aid with your family.

Attend College 101 - The Senior Panel at GMHS.

Ask two teachers to write your letters of recommendation.


Complete and submit your Senior Worksheet and Parent Brag Sheet.

Continue to visit colleges.

Draft your college essays.

Narrow your list of top schools.


Bob Palermo



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