1. Attend the Back to School Orientation meeting in August with your parents.
  2. Attend the Wisconsin Education Fair in September at UWMC.
  3. Review your transcript and evaluate your GPA. Make sure you are choosing appropriate seminars and projects towards graduation and your post-secondary plans.
  4. Take the PSAT, which is administered in the middle of October.
  5. Set up personal Job Shadows in a field you’re interested in.
  6. Start your Junior Capstone Community Project, which should take at least 90 hours.
  7. Research college entrance requirements, visit the campuses you’re interested in and narrow down your list of schools.
  8. Attend the high school visits that college representatives make to the Career Center at Wausau East.
  9. Revise your four-year plan and work with your advisor to make sure you’re on track for graduation.
  10. Take the ASVAB in December. This is an excellent interest and ability assessment.
  11. All juniors in Wisconsin take the ACT in March. The ACT National Testing dates continue to be available for students who may want to take the ACT multiple times.
  12. Begin requesting letters of recommendation that may be needed for college or scholarship applications. Plan ahead and request letters at least three weeks in advance. At least one letter should come from an instructor who knows you well.
  13. For students interested in technical colleges, applications can be submitted as early as the second semester of junior year. A complete application includes the application, application fee, transcript, and test scores such as the ACT or Accuplacer. Apply as early as possible to avoid program waitlists.
  14. UW System applications will be available on August 1st. You can work on the application and even complete it but will be unable to submit it until September 1st.