Senior Page & Timeline

August-September

  • Meet your college counselor
  • Turn in your free-lunch application to qualify for fee waivers www.myschoolapps.com
  • Register at www.fastweb.com and other websites to receive scholarship opportunities
  • Register for September and/or October ACT act.org
  • Register for October and/or November SAT collegeboard.org
  • Register for Subject Tests (if required or recommended)
  • Inform your parents/guardians that you will need a copy of their 2016 Income Tax Returns to complete your financial aid application (FAFSA)
  • Register for your FSA ID and submit FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov (OCT. 1- March 2)
  • Meet your Academic counselor to check credits, GPA, and college eligibility
  • Retake classes where a “D” or “F” was earned (adult school, community college for certain classes)
  • Attend college visits when representatives are on campus (Check College Office )
  • Make a list of schools that you will apply for admissions & gather information about each campus – use www.collegedata.com or www.collegeboard.org
  • Begin asking teachers and counselors for letters of recommendation for private colleges (give at least 3 weeks’ notice for letters)
  • If applying to private colleges you must open a folder with Ms. Marquez in the college office. Deadline to open a folder is September 15th!
  • Work on & finish personal statement for the UCs and any other required college essays
  • October
  • Finish & submit the personal statement for the UCs & any other required college essays
  • Finish & submit CSU Applications (https://www2.calstate.edu/apply) Deadline Nov. 30th
  • Register at fastweb.com & other websites to receive scholarship opportunities
  • Check private colleges & university application deadlines (dates will VARY by school)
  • Register for the December ACT (check college websites for last testing dates)
  • Register for the November and/or December SAT
  • Register for Subject Tests (if required or recommended)
  • Get letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors for private colleges (give at least 3 weeks’ notice for letters)
  • November
  • UC & CSU APPLICATIONS ARE DUE THIS MONTH!  November 30th!!!!!
  • Register for the December SAT
  • *December is the last testing date accepted by the UCs and CSUs (and in some cases it may be November for certain CSUs); other school deadlines will vary
  • Register for the December ACT
  • *December is the last testing date accepted by the UCs and CSUs (and in some cases it may be November for certain CSUs); other school deadlines will vary
  • Complete UC & CSU applications and submit by November 30th – SUBMIT EARLY!
  • Don’t forget to send SAT and/or ACT score reports to colleges and universities (send through College Board or ACT websites)
  • California State University (CSU) https://www2.calstate.edu/apply
  • University of California (UC) http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions
  • Have a College Office representative check the UC & CSU applications for accuracy
  • Print out and save copies of all submitted applications
  • If you are free/reduce lunch make sure to apply to  EOP (if eligible) for Cal States
  • You will need recommendation from teachers/counselors (ask at least 3 weeks in advanced for recommendations & you will need the recommenders email)
  • Get letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors for private colleges (give at least 3 weeks’ notice for letters)
  • Register for Spring Community College classes
  • December
  • Complete College Applications for Private Universities (deadlines will vary)
  • Register for the January SAT (if accepted by schools, check websites)
  • Not accepted by UCs or CSUs and other schools (check individual school websites for deadlines)
  • Register for Spring Community College classes
  • Register at www.fastweb.com and other websites to receive scholarship opportunities
  • Create you FSA ID go to: https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
  • Submit the FAFSA on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov (DUE MARCH 2nd)
  • January
  • Ensure that Mid-Year Reports are completed by counselors for private schools
  • Complete the CSS Profile for private universities (check websites for deadlines)
  • Apply for Scholarships (see College Office scholarship drawer and websites for more information)
  • Register at www.fastweb.com and other websites to receive scholarship opportunities
  • Register for Spring Community College classes
  • February
  • Apply for scholarships
  • If you haven’t submitted you fafsa do it!!!! www.fafsa.ed.gov (DUE MARCH 2nd)
  • Make necessary changes on the FAFSA by completing the SAR
  • Complete the CSS Profile for private universities (check websites for deadlines)
  • If you plan to attend Community College in the fall, apply NOW and take the placement tests. See college reps or college counselor for more information
  • March
  • March 2nd - FASFA APPLICATION & CAL GRANT DUE (NO EXCEPTIONS!)
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Submit all requested financial information to universities and colleges
  • April
  • Submit “Intent to Register” to selected college by deadlines required (no later than May1st)
  • Submit housing form for selected university
  • Review all financial aid award letters
  • Meet with an outreach counselor if you plan to attend a Community College
  • Register for the Entry Level Writing Requirement for UCs
  • Register for the English and Math placement tests if you plan to attend Community College
  • May
  • Submit “Intent to Register” to selected college by deadlines required (May 1st)
  • Register for the summer session at a local Community College
  • If you plan to attend community college in fall 2018, apply NOW (you should have already done so) and take the placement tests ASAP. See college reps or college counselor for more information
  • Sign up for Summer Bridge Programs at CSUs and community colleges, if available
  • Submit housing form for selected university
  • Review all financial aid award letters
  • Graduation – Congrats Grads!
  • June/July
  • Submit ap scores & final transcripts to the college/University you will be attending!
  • This is your responsibility! But don’t worry I will send reminders and step by step instructions