Counseling: 11th Grade Information

11th Grade Planning

1st Trimester

  • Check the announcements for college admissions and meet with the representatives during lunch that are visiting.

  • Start visiting colleges on the weekends.

  • Sign up to take the PSAT by Oct. 1st with Mrs. Dohm. It cost $17 in 2013.

  • Attend LCC College Night West. Information can be obtained on

  • Sign up for a practice ACT workshop. Visit for the question of the day. They also have a free practice test online.

  • If you are planning on playing sports in college, review the NCAA eligibility requirements at

  • Make sure you work hard to achieve the best grades possible. Remember you apply to college after your 11th grade year.

2nd Trimester

  • Review your PSAT score with your counselor. Prepare for upcoming ACT/SAT tests.

  • Research colleges and universities; review their entrance requirements and grade point average guidelines.

  • Explore career options: College, Military, and Technical Training.

  1. Sign up in the counseling office to listen to a presentation and/or view a DVD on the career preparation center program in early December. EISD Career Preparation Center Office 517-483-9966

  2. Visit the Eaton ISD Career Preparation Center at LCC West Campus in December. If you are interested in a progam return the application and your Grand Ledge High School driving form to your counselor in early February.  

  • Sign up to listen to the Capital Area Healthcare Education Partnership presentation in the counseling office in December/January. Attend the CAHEP presentation in January. 517-364-3115

  • Review your transcript with your high school counselor.

3rd Trimester

  • Review your transcript with your counselor to ensure you are meeting the Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements and plan your classes for your senior year. 

  • Learn your college program requirements.

  • Sign up for a dual enrollment course your senior year.

  • Sign up to test out of a class.

  • Sign up for summer school in May.

  • Ask your teachers for letters of recommendation. 

Summer before your senior year

  • If you are playing sports in college, register with the NCAA eligibility center. 

  • Job Shadow

  • Send in your college applications after your transcript is ready.

  • Visit Colleges

  • Attend summer school if you need to make up credits or take a correspondence course.

  • Research scholarships.