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!
Volunteer!Attend our ‘Community Service Fair’ during lunch
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!
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 ‘Personal Data Form’ 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 on SAT Subject exams
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.
Attend mini lunch-time Out-of-State College Fair to expand options.
Work on your college essay. 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
Sign up for the ASVAB test this month. Check out www.myfuture.com to research military jobs.
If you are interested in the Armed Services and have not yet spoken to a recruiter, you should do so.See Mrs. Galbraith in the Career Center for assistance.
Cash for College night in the UM Library – file your FAFSA withhelp from experts
Continue scholarship searches and send in scholarship applications.
Work on your resume!Use the resume builder in Naviance to help you through the process.Everyone will need a resume at some point.Get started on it now and see your counselor or Mrs. Galbraith if you need assistance.
Apply early to FLC and begin completing orientation and academic planning. Be ready for spring!
4 Year Colleges/Universities
Continue to send in college applications and acquire necessary documentation to complete forms.UC application window is Nov. 1st -30th!Apply online at www.universityofcalifornia.edu
CSU’s are due by the end of November as well.
Keep your grades up. If your grades slip in your senior year colleges may rescind (take away) your acceptance!!!
Last chance to register for SAT’s and ACT’s. For most colleges, this is the last opportunity to take them!
Study for finals!!!
Continue scholarship search and send in scholarship applications.
Complete your FAFSA on line at www.fafsa.gov. All seniors should apply!
Talk to your counselor to ensure you are on track for graduation and for the college or career of your choice.
Continue scholarship search and send in scholarship applications