Overview of Junior Year

Over the course of the year, each junior will meet with his school counselor and college counselor. To find out more about how the school counselors work with juniors, please read below.

First Semester

In the student’s junior year, he can expect to meet with his school counselor in the fall to check on academic progress. This meeting will:

  • help them continue their process of self-discovery
  • set goals
  • develop strategies for this challenging year of transition in their lives

Equally important is your son's personal, social and co-curricular development:

  • Counselors will ask students to reflect on their lives in each of these areas and to set goals in these areas as well.
  • Feeling connected here at SLUH is critical to student success. This meeting allows your son to fill his counselor in on what he has been involved in and allows student and counselor to explore together other opportunities for involvement.
  • In some instances, young men need to learn to prioritize, or even cut back in some areas so that they do not become over-extended.

Second Semester

Junior year is the time when college counselors and students begin to discuss the college search and college planning process. Please refer to the College Counseling page for additional information.

Recommendations for Junior Parents

AP vs 1818

Juniors have two different opportunities for getting college credit. One is Advanced Placement, the other is through the 1818 Program at St. Louis University. Click on this link for additional information about both programs.