Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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Home of the Cardinals

1600 SW Salmon St | Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 916-5200 | Fax: (503) 916-2700

Junior News

Beyond Lincoln - Planning for what happens after Lincoln

  Download a pdf of the 2013-2014 College Planning Handbook.

Junior students meet with a parent volunteer to discuss post graduation options, including selecting and applying to college during Fall Term. Please ask your student about this session and about the Beyond Lincoln Junior Handbook, a valuable resource tool for students and their families.

We hope that the session and handbook will be useful to you and your student as you work with the Lincoln counseling staff to develop post high school plans and strategies.


Students should activate his/her Naviance account by logging on with the personal code that they can get from the Counseling Center volunteers between 9:30-3:30 in the Counseling Center. Naviance is a college and career planning resource where students can do college searching and comparing, enter resume information, compare their test scores and GPA with students from Lincoln that applied and were accepted to schools, look at post-high school opportunities, scholarship information, see when schools are visiting, and much more!

We encourage students to choose a password they can share with their parents to enhance parent-child communication through the college application process.  To preview the Naviance program, at the Guest Entrance, type in the Lincoln HS password "cardinals".

Questions? Please call the Counseling Center at 503.916.5200

2013-2014 Calendar 

 October 5(Sat)       SAT Test
October 9 (Wed) College Planning Night (6:00-9 PM)
TBD Oregon University System Orientation Day at Portland State University. Great opportunity to get info and experience the sights, sounds and smells of PSU, OSU, UO, Western, Southern and Eastern Oregon Universities all in one place.  Oregon Public University Viewbook
Late September-Early October Beyond Lincoln meetings to start thinking about college planning during an English class
October 28 (Mon) NACAC PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS COLLEGE FAIR • Portland Art Museum • 6 pm - 8 pm

November 1-2

(Fri- Sat)

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Fair • Oregon Convention Center • Friday: 9 am - 12 pm • Saturday: 1 pm - 5 pm

In an effort to increase the amount of face-to-face interaction, students can individually register at http://www.gotomyncf.com/  This allows students to register online before a fair, by entering their information and receiving a personalized barcode. Students take the barcode with them to the Fair and schools can easily scan this barcode with their rented scanners and retrieve student information, including name, age, academic interests and test scores.  Schools can keep track that you were there to get more information from them! 

October 26 (Sat) ACT Test
Nov 2 (Sat) SAT Test
December 5 (Thursday) Financial Aid Night @ 6:00pm Lincoln High School Cafeteria
Dec 7 (Sat) SAT Test
December 14(Sat)   ACT Test
January 25 (Sat) SAT and Subject Tests
TBD Gap Year Information Night at Lincoln HS @ 6-9 pm
Feb 8 (Sat) ACT Test

March 8 (Sat)

SAT only

April 12 (Sat)  ACT Test
May 3 (Sat) SAT and Subject Tests
June 7 (Sat) SAT and Subject Tests


Lincoln High School College Admission Timeline

  • This is a very important year on your transcript – don’t blow it
  • Make sure you are taking challenging course and try to stick with your foreign language
  • Take the PSAT. This is recommended for college bound juniors and necessary for anyone wishing National Merit recognition.
  • Plan visits (formal or informal) to college campuses over mid-winter and spring break
  • In the fall, attend college representative visits and get on mailing lists.
  • Attend the College Fair
  • Attend the College Planning Night
  • Participate in a "Beyond Lincoln" session in the Counseling Office - receive a "Beyond Lincoln" handbook and start to plan your college application process
  • Make a plan to take standardized college admission tests (ACT, SAT and/or Subject Tests). See the Standardized Test menu item at the Counseling website.
  • Plan to take IB or AP tests if taking appropriate courses.
  • Get familiar with Naviance. 


  • Meet with your Counselor to discuss post graduation plans and begin the formal college planning process
  • Plan for standardized college admission tests (ACT, SAT and/or Subject Tests). See the Standardized Test menu item at the Counseling website.
  • Check if colleges of interest require Subject Test and consider appropriate dates to take them
  • Start developing a list of colleges that interest you
  • Review application deadlines and procedures


  • Contact appropriate persons for ROTC scholarships and Academy appointments
  • Build a list of 5-15 colleges that meet you criteria and interest you.
  • Plan for possible summer college visits


  • Complete and return the NCAA Clearinghouse form if you plan to participate in Division I or II athletics in college.
  • Attend college summer academic programs
  • Visits college campuses
  • Work, travel and/or volunteer!
  • Read, read, read, read, read

Lincoln PTA-sponsored Practice SAT and ACT Tests

To help Lincoln students prepare for standardized college admissions tests, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions will be offering practice tests given at Lincoln High School. To register, please go to the Standardized Test pages.