An Independent Day School for Grades 6-12

Sophomore Year Timeline


Fall
  • Take PSAT (October)
  • Attend class-wide meeting with CCO (October)

Winter
  • Start thinking about, researching and applying to summer programs/activities
  • Encourage your parents/ guardians to attend the College Night for Parents of Sophomores (Jan)
  • Meet with advisor to discuss/update courses for junior year
  • Attend class-wide meeting with College Counseling Office to familiarize self with Naviance (Jan)

Spring
  • Apply to summer opportunities
  • Attend Case Study Night and College Fair at Sacred Heart School (April)
  • Sign up for and take AP exams if taking AP courses (May)
  • Register for and take SAT Subject tests if applicable (May/June)

Summer
  • Take SAT and ACT diagnostic tests to determine which is best option for you (early June)
  • Summer program / activity and vacation
  • If vacation plans take you near an area with colleges and universities, swing by for a visit!

College Events

Resources

Books
How to Raise an Adult
     by Julie Lythcott-Haims
•Colleges that Change Lives
     by Loren Pope and revised by Hilary Masell Oswald
Fiske Guide to Colleges
     by Edward B. Fiske
The Thinking Students Guide to Colleges
     by Andrew Roberts
Letting Go: A Parents Guide to Understanding the College Years
     by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger
The Gatekeepers
     by Jacques Steinberg
Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be
     by Frank Bruni
•The College Admissions Mystique
     by Bill Mayher

Nondiscriminatory Policy: Crystal Springs Uplands School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.