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Senior Year Planning
CSU Senior Year Timeline OCTOBER 1 st – NOVEMBER 30 th Apply online at CSU Mentor NOVEMBER Last month to take the SAT or ACT DECEMBER Set up admission WebPortal JANUARY 1 st - MARCH 2 nd Apply for FAFSA or Dream Act EARLY FEBRUARY Deadline to apply for SDSU scholarships
CSU Senior Year Timeline Continued MARCH Admission decisions available on WebPortal MARCH – MAY Take ELM/EPT Admissions tests $18 per test MAY 1 st Deadline to submit Intent to Enroll deposit on WebPortal Varies from $150 - $400 MAY 1 st Deadline to submit Housing License Agreement with Deposit Varies from $375 - $600 JULY 15 th Freshman deadline to submit final official transcripts, including spring grades
UC Senior Year Timeline AUGUST – NOVEMBER 30 th Start and submit application DECEMBER Last month to take the SAT or ACT JANUARY Setup My Application admissions portal account JANUARY 1 st - MARCH 2 nd Apply for FAFSA or Dream Act MARCH Admission decisions available on My Application
UC Senior Year Timeline Continued APRIL – MAY Take the AWPE $110 MAY 1 st Deadline for intent to enroll in My Application $100 MAY 1 st Deadline for Housing License Agreement with deposit $300 - $675 JULY 1 st Deadline to submit final transcripts on My Application JULY 15 th Deadline to submit final test scores (SAT, ACT, TOEFL, AP/IB)
Private Universities & Community Colleges Deadlines vary by School Starting August 1 st Submit Common Application online at Take SAT/ACT Submit FAFSA or Dream Act by March 2 nd and complete CSS profile on Apply in Spring semester of senior year Apply online at Submit FAFSA or Dream Act by March 2 nd Apply for the BOG Waiver at
Hidden Costs After Being Accepted Beware that once you are provisionally accepted to a college, anticipate to pay out of pocket fees such as the placement test fees, intent of enrollment fee, and housing deposit fee. These fees combined are estimated to be between $100 - $1,000. Make sure you and your family are working on a savings plan starting in September of your Senior year so you will be able to meet this financial obligation in May.
Required Documents for Admission Applications High School Transcript Only report A-G courses Student Social Security Number Name on transcript, SS card & application must match exactly Test Scores SAT/ACT Fee Waiver Parents’ annual income Parents’ residency Credit Card or Check $55 fee per CSU campus $80 fee per UC campus Valid address
Where to get FREE money for College FAFSA (Government Funding) Apply January 1 st – March 2 nd every year! Attend Financial Aid Night at your school Attend Cal-SOAP FAFSA Cash for College workshops January 24 th January 31 st February 7 th February 21 st February 28 th
Where to get FREE money for College Scholarships (Private funding) Check for new scholarships and deadlines monthly Scholarships posted: Online through Naviance In the counseling center Web resources/Search engines
What can get me a scholarship? Assume that you QUALIFY for the scholarship and look for things that would DISQUALIFY you
Avoiding Scams If you have to pay money for FAFSA or a scholarship, it’s a scam Never pay more than the cost of a postage stamp to get information about a scholarship
Contacting Cal-SOAP… Meet with your College Peer Advisor (CPA) Visit the Cal-SOAP website at for information and current events for high school students! Remember, we are here for YOU!