• Counseling and Advising

  • Sophomore Planning Calendar - Class of 2022

    September

    • Try to get off to a great start academically. Your tenth grade A's and D's count just as much as your junior and senior grades. You are on the way to establishing a GPA and rank that will be key factors in the eyes of college admissions staff.
    • Explore clubs and activities both in and out of school that will offer you a chance to develop your interests, talents and leadership skills. Consider volunteering in your community. (Your goal shouldn't necessarily be to develop a long list of extracurriculars. Colleges would prefer to see passion and commitment to one or two activities.)
    • Register for the PSAT. Traditionally, about 35% of the Edina sophomores take the PSAT. Taking the test is good practice for the SAT Test. Please see PSAT for registration information.

    October

    • Visit with your guidance counselor sometime during your sophomore year. You may want to map out a plan for your next two years.
    • If you have an older brother or sister and they are visiting a college, tag along just to get a feel for what it is like.
    • Work on your study skills and your time management.
    • Minnesota National College Fair
      Minneapolis Convention Center
      October 2, 2019
      9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
      **5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
      October 3, 2019
      9:00 a.m.–noon
    • Performing Arts and Visual Arts College Fair
      Minnesota Institute of Art, 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis
      Tuesday, October 1, 2019
      7:00-9:00 p.m.
    • Deadline for AP Test Registration-October 28

    November

    • October 25, 2019 - Last day to choose Pass/No Credit for Semester 1
    • Any chance you may want to participate in collegiate athletics? Make sure to check out the NCAA requirements for participation in college athletics.

    December

    • Check and familiarize yourself with the Counseling Department web page. Information regarding registration, colleges, testing, etc. is available there.

    January

    • Begins discussions with your parents about college plans--especially financial considerations, distance from home, etc.

    February

    • Register for your junior year. Think carefully about your course choices. Consider the advice of your parents and teachers. Make sure you are scheduled for the (1) appropriate classes needed for graduation and (2) for the colleges you might someday wish to attend. (Keep in mind that colleges will look for challenging coursework.) See your counselor, if you have questions.
    • Check out the Counseling Department web page
    • Visit some of the internet sites recommended in College Information
    • Students should continue to familiarize themselves with Naviance. Student Log in-click on Naviance
    • PSAT test April 7. Please see PSAT for registration information.

    March

    • Students in AP World History, or other AP classes may want to register for AP exams, if appropriate.
    • Consider taking SAT Subject Tests while subjects are fresh in your head (ie. take the Chemistry exam after completing Enriched Chemistry or AP Chemistry.
    • Not sure which schools require SAT Subject Tests?
      Visit Compass's SAT Subject Test College List

    April

    • April 3, 2020 - Last day to choose Pass/No Credit for Semester 1
    • Investigate potential summer experiences: work, summer school, special workshops, and college enrichment programs designed for high school students.
    • Consider taking the SAT Subject test--see above. See Test Registration for information on how to register for the test.
    • Registration deadline for May 2 SAT--April 3

    May

    • AP exams
    • Consider taking SAT Subject Tests--see above
    • Registration Deadline for June 6 SAT--May 2
    • SAT & SAT Subject Test--May 2, 2020
    • Results from PSAT test will be returned. Examine test results, go over questions to identify areas that you need to work on. Arrange a visit with counselor after the beginning of the year
    • Discuss the PSAT results with your parents. You may also want to discuss the results with your counselor

    June


    Summer

    • Find a summer job and start saving for college. Summer jobs that might be related to your career interests are a plus.

    Updated November 18, 2019