College Application Process
We are excited to introduce a new program, Family Connection, a comprehensive website that you can use to practice for standardized tests, explore your individual strengths for career planning, explore and plan for your choice of colleges, and keep track of your college applications. Family Connection is linked with Naviance™, a program that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that is specific to our school.
Family Connection (Naviance) - Instructions for first-time users
College Admission Tests: Most colleges accept the SAT or the ACT, so students do not need to take both exams. Keep in mind that many colleges and universities, including the UC schools, require the optional Writing section on the ACT. Students who plan to take only the ACT should sign up for the optional Writing section. 2017-18 SAT Dates and deadlines: SAT information
2017-18 ACT Dates and deadlines: ACT information
Important College Websites California State University Website http://csumentor.com/ University of California Website http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/ AICCUMentor: Independent California Colleges and Universities http://aiccumentor.org/ The Common Application https://www.commonapp.org California Community Colleges Online Application Center http://www.cccapply.org/AdmissionApp/ College Navigator http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ Mapping Your Future https://www.mappingyourfuture.org/ Occupational Outlook Handbook http://bls.gov/ooh/ NCAA Eligibility Center Online www.eligibilitycenter.org
Useful financial aid websites and deadlines:
FAFSA: Oct. 1 - March 2 (Free application online)
CAL Grant: Oct. 1-March 2 - Turn form into Student Services.
CSS /Financial Aid Profile: Seniors applying to private universities need to complete the on-line CSS Profile no later than November 1 for Early Decision and Early Action applications and no later than December 1 for Regular Decision applications. Check specific colleges for extended deadlines. The profile allows students to report their financial and family circumstance information in one streamlined application and submit it to all the colleges that require it for scholarship and grant consideration. Apply on-line at www.collegeboard.com. The fee is $25 for the PROFILE application and first college report and $16 for each subsequent college report.
California Student Aid Commission - www.csac.ca.gov Federal Student Aid - www.studentaid.ed.gov Free Application for Federal Student Aid - www.fafsa.ed.gov CSS PROFILE - https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile Ed Fund - www.edfund.org FastWeb for scholarships - www.fastweb.com College Scorecard - https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/
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