Virtually all male U.S. citizens, regardless of where they live, and male immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, residing in the United States, who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service. The law says men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday.
Stay up to date on scholarship searches. (The El Dorado County Scholarship website won’t be available until October). There are many scholarships are available specifically for students attending community college and trade schools as well!
Create a list of awards, activities, etc. that you participated in throughout High School. You’ll need to report these on college and scholarship apps! This document may help you get started.
Begin identifying teachers for letters of recommendation. Many scholarships and some schools also require letters of recommendation from your counselor. Be sure to fill out a ‘Letter of Recommendation Profile’ before requesting your letters.
Begin checking out college applications on line. UC app opened in August! Check it out HERE
Narrow down your college and major choices and decide where you will apply.
Register to retake ACT and/or SAT in Oct. or Nov. if necessary .Check if your top colleges require SAT Subject exams or the written portion of the tests.
Confirm application deadlines for the universities or colleges for which you are going to apply.
Discuss early action or early decision to a university with your counselor.
Attend the Regional College Fair – Community Colleges, Military and Trade Schools will also be represented.
Continue working on scholarships –the local scholarship website, www.CALocalscholarships.org, should be open in mid October. Visit the career center for more scholarship information.
FAFSA opens in October using prior, prior tax year information. Apply HERE
Continue researching careers and working on your plan to get there!
Plan to take the ASVAB test if you are still not sure of career choice, or are Military bound.
4 Year Colleges/Universities:
Check out ‘Preview Days’ or college open houses – a great way to help make decisions.
Follow through getting your letters of recommendations completed.
Take the ACT, SAT or Subject tests as necessary.
Confirm which universities require a transcript to be sent with your application. Come to the Career Center to initiate the procedure for sending official transcripts.
Work on your college essay questions (if applicable). Have your English teacher and counselor assist you in this process.
Apply to CSU’s, and most private universities. Apply to the CSU’s on Cal State Apply
Begin considering which community college is right for you at www.cccco.edu