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College Application Deadlines

Community Colleges:

  • Apply as soon as they open or before March 1st
  • Apply online or hard copy if the deadline has passed
  • For California Community Colleges, apply online: Apply CCC (For out-of-state schools, check their website)
  • No transcripts or test scores needed
  • No essay or application fee


California State Universities:

  • Apply October 1 - November 30
  • Apply online: CSU Mentor
  • Transcript required
  • SAT OR ACT required
  • No application essay or additional information needed
  • Application Fee: $55 or fee waiver


University of California:

  • Application available starting August 1
  • Apply August 1 - November 30 (Can't submit until November 1)
  • Apply online: UC Application
  • Transcript required
  • SAT OR ACT required - 2 SAT Subject Exams recommended
  • 4 Short Answer statements and activities, awards, volunteer service, and work experience needed
  • Application fee: $70 or fee waiver


Private/Independent or Out of State Universities:

  • Deadlines vary: Depending on Early Action, Early Decision, and Regular Decision
  • Apply online: Common App, Coalition App, Universal College App, or on the school's website
  • Need your transcript (usually sent by Ms. Barba)
  • SAT OR Act usually required
  • Personal statement, activities, awards, volunteer service, and work experience included with the application
  • Need 2 letters of recommendation: One from Ms. Barba (counselor) and the other from an academic teacher
  • Need Secondary School Report from Ms. Barba (counselor)
  • Application Fee: Varies by school or fee waiver

SAT/ACT Deadlines 

*For SAT/ACT study guide booklets, test booklets, and fee waivers, please stop by Room 112, College Center

SAT - Register:

12th Grade Students

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Scholarship Websites

  1. Fastweb - Create a profile, search scholarship lists and receive email reminders about over 150,000 scholarships
  2. Brokescholar - Keyword search allows you to find specific scholarships from this site
  3. Princeton Review - Complete a questionnaire and search for scholarships. Helpful in finding specific scholarships for individual schools
  4. College Answer - Good general information regarding financial aid as well as scholarships based on your needs and background
  5. Student Awards - Create a member profile and get a list of scholarships that suit you. Provides students with a message board as well
  6. - Easy to use site that provides both financial aid and scholarship information
  7. College Scholarships - Good, general financial aid information and free college scholarship search information
  8. Super College - Find a scholarship in their free database of over 400,000 awards
  9. Scholar Aid - Scholarship search program that provides a large database
  10. Good Call - Simple scholarship search resource that does not require a log in or personal information. You choose the filters and they identify scholarship information, including how difficult the application is and how competitive the scholarship might be
  11. 2009 PDF - An excellent scholarship list with scholarships listed by their due dates. This guide can be uploaded and should be checked regularly. Check the link below for the Entire Guide.