Happy summer! While students should be taking some time to relax and enjoy their break, there’s still plenty of planning to be done. Here are some general tasks and resources to help them plan for college admission season as well as specific dates to track throughout the month.
General monthly planning
- Rising freshmen: Find out what awaits you in high school with our list of what to do from freshman to senior year.
- Rising sophomores: Start thinking about your academic schedule with college in mind and searching for scholarships.
- Rising juniors: Revamp your efforts and design your own scholarship search success plan.
- Rising seniors: Go on college visits and guided tours, find part-time jobs and volunteer opportunities, and start crafting a high school résumé if you haven’t yet.
Sunday, July 4
Happy Fourth of July! We hope everyone enjoys their BBQs and fireworks today!
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Tuesday, July 6
Free ACT prep class
Students can prep for the ACT with Kaplan in this free webinar on Tuesday the 6th from 1:00–2:00 pm.
ACT multiple-choice scores released
Today is the projected release date for the June 12 ACT multiple-choice scores.
SAT & ACT Date Wheel: Plan ahead and see a comprehensive list of relevant dates for the SAT and ACT in the upcoming months.
Saturday, July 10
Free SAT Bootcamp
Students can prep for the SAT this month with Kaplan’s free SAT Bootcamp on Saturday the 10th from 1:00–2:30 pm.
Tuesday, July 13
Personal Statement Virtual Webinar by Moon Prep
Moon Prep is offering a free virtual webinar to students on “How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for College Admissions” on Tuesday the 13th from 8:00–9:00 pm.
Wednesday, July 14
SAT multiple-choice scores released
Today is the projected release date of multiple-choice scores for the June 5 SAT test date.
Saturday, July 17
ACT test date
This ACT test date is not available in the state of New York.
Monday, July 19
Scholarship Search Virtual Class by Moon Prep
Students can take advantage of this free online “9-Day Crash Course: The Search for Scholarships” from Moon Prep on Monday the 19th from 8:00–9:00 pm.
Tuesday, July 20
Free SAT Bootcamp
This is a second opportunity for students to take Kaplan’s free SAT Bootcamp on Tuesday the 20th from 6:30–8:00 pm.
ACT Essay scores released
Today is the projected release date of the Essay scores for the June 12 ACT test date.
Today marks the 52nd anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon!
Up in the Air: A High-Level Look at Aerospace Engineering Majors: Encourage your STEM-loving students to shoot for the stars with their career possibilities.
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Wednesday, July 21
SAT Essay scores released
Today is the projected release date of the Essay scores for the June 5 SAT test date. (Please note: These will be the last Essays released for the SAT going forward.)
Friday, July 23
Start of the Summer Olympics
Kick back and watch some incredible feats of athleticism over the next couple of weeks!
Team USA via GIPHY
Saturday, July 24
Free ACT prep class
Kaplan is offering another free ACT webinar on Saturday the 24th from 2:00–3:00 pm.
Wednesday, July 28
SAT regular registration deadline
Today is the regular registration deadline for the August 28 SAT test date. (Please note: The SAT Essay is no longer offered and will not be administered on this test date.)
Thursday, July 29
Extracurriculars Webinar by Moon Prep
This is Moon Prep’s third and final free webinar for the month on “How to ‘Wow’ College Admissions Staff With Your Extracurriculars.” It’ll take place from 8:00–9:00 pm on Thursday the 29th.
Friday, July 30
International Day of Friendship
Today is a day proposed by Paraguay in 1958 and celebrated by many countries to inspire peace and build bridges between people.
List: Colleges for the Person Who Cares About the World: We need students who want to change the world getting to the right colleges. Help them find theirs with this list!
Saturday, July 31
Colleges receive SAT scores
Today is the projected date for students’ colleges of interest to receive the complete scores for the June 5 SAT test date.
CollegeXpress July One-Question Scholarship
Today is the last day for students to enter the CollegeXpress Grill & Chill Scholarship Contest to win $2,000 for school.