11th Grade Overview

  • Check your current GPA from the end of sophomore year. Even if your grades have not been your best, it is never too late to improve. Colleges like to see an upward trend.
  • In mid-October, take the PSAT/NMSQT. In addition to National Merit Scholarship consideration, the test is also the qualifier for the National Hispanic and African American Recognition Programs.
  • Ensure that you have a Social Security number
  • Continue visiting college fairs at your school as well as other college or evening programs
  • Meet with college representatives who visit your high school
  • If you want to participate in Division I or Division II sports in college, begin your certification process through the NCAA Eligibility Center. The website is www.ncaaeligibilitycenter.org.
  • If you are interested in attending one of the military universities, speak to your counselor about starting the application process now