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11th Grade Checklist


  • Meet with your high school counselor to make sure you are on track and taking classes needed for graduation.
  • Maintain A and B grades. This is especially important during the junior year.
  • Make sure your taking classes that will prepare you for applying to college. UC/CSU admissions requirements.
  • Meet with a counselor and plan to make up any D’s or F’s you've earned.
  • In October register for the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) and take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). You must take the test in 11th grade to qualify for scholarships and programs associated with the National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • Extracurriculars...decide once and for all what's important and what you can leave behind.
  • When you really get to know a teacher, he or she will be able to speak to your true character and your strengths, not just your score on the last exam. Remember you may be asking for letters of recommendation as a senior applying to college
  • Try a college search by signing into your CONNECT EDU account or check out the College Board to do a search. You are a different person than you were last year.
  • Start touring local universities and colleges. Try and visit at least one campus.



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