The official college search process starts at the beginning of second semester in junior year. After that, you will have individual college counseling sessions. However, as with the college visits, take advantage of every opportunity to learn more about colleges and to test and explore your assumptions about your future. Don’t wait until junior year to start paying attention to your options and your goals.
If you find yourself with some free time, try looking at college web sites as a fun, user-friendly way to begin your college search.