THE GAME PLAN – for Juniors

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Description

The journey from high school student to college acceptance can be stressful for both students and their families. For juniors, the stress may feel more acute as students realize that college application deadlines are closer, recommendation letters are needed, the window for additional coursework, extracurricular activities, and jobs or internships has narrowed, and there is a more pressing need to take or retake the ACT and/or SAT.

The Game Plan connects UCEazy Counselors with high school students who need help in making a plan to successfully navigate and organize the many aspects of the college prep process. The Game Plan can begin as early as a student’s first year of high school; however The Game Plan- for Juniors is directed specifically towards supporting students during the critical junior year into the fall of their senior year of high school. The Game Plan will help students stay on track, ease their stress, and identify opportunities to round out their resumes prior to applying to colleges or universities.

Approximate time to complete The Game Plan: Two to five hours of online support. After the initial one-hour session, additional hour sessions may be scheduled as needed to reach targeted outcomes.

Process

Student Personal Inventory Student completes offline

  • Prior to the first online session, students will complete a personal inventory including relevant, school related data such as coursework, GPA, and transcripts, as well as existing test results, interests, and personal goals.
  • This foundational information will be used in each online session to develop a game plan.
  • Counselor and student review of personal inventory, transcripts, test results, coursework and extracurriculars to date.

The Game Plan

  • Counselor and student develop a timeline for preparing for the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and ACT, including decisions regarding which tests and how many student will take.
  • Counselor helps student identify the teachers and school counselor who will be writing letters of recommendation.
  • Support for selecting and continuing extra-curricular activities.
  • Review course schedule and consider any final available school year or summer courses that create a schedule that is challenging but balanced.
  • Guidance for developing and fine-tuning a student resume.
  • Consideration and discussion of summer plans including travel, college visits, internships, camps, pre-college programs, and work experience.
  • Collaboration on college application process and fall timelines and deadlines.
  • Identification of additional UCEazy resources and services available to support the student.

Outcome

At the end of this service, students will have a game plan including test registration deadlines, important tasks, needed coursework or logistical details of what they need to accomplish over the course of their junior year, the following summer and into fall of Senior year.