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What is junior year like?

Hi all! I know that junior year of high school is often considered the most important year in the college admissions process. What exactly makes it so important, and what should I be prepared for? Are the classes really that much harder? Any insights would be great as I want to make the most out of my junior year!

8 months ago

Hey there! Junior year is indeed an important year for college admissions and it's great that you're looking to make the most of it. What makes it so important is that it's typically the last full year of academics and extracurriculars that colleges see on your application. It's your chance to show your academic abilities and commitment to your activities before applying to colleges.

As for the classes, they can be more challenging, as this is the year in which many students start taking more advanced courses such as AP or IB classes. Be prepared to manage a heavier workload, and don't be afraid to ask for help or use resources like tutoring or study groups if you need it.

On top of the academics, junior year often involves standardized testing (SAT/ACT) and college visits. Start researching and making a list of colleges you're interested in, and look into taking the SAT or ACT if you haven't already. Planning your testing timeline early will help reduce stress.

Remember to maintain a balance between schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and self-care. Stay organized, stay diligent, and have a successful junior year!

8 months ago

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