• Senior College Planning Calendar

    August/Early September

    • Finalize your balanced college list and update Naviance
    • Attend college admission representative visits in the College & Career Center
    • If you are under 18, obtain or renew your work permit
    • Research early decision/early action application deadlines
    • Register for ACT or SAT if needed
    • Consider an internship
    • Begin working on the UC Application
    • If you have not already asked, request teacher letters of recommendation in person
    • Update your resume


    • Attend Senior Night
    • Begin to research scholarships and continue to do so throughout the year
    • Register for ACT or SAT if needed
    • Attend college admission sessions in the College & Career Center
    • Meet with your counselor to discuss your post high school plans


    • File Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after October 1 using your 2018 tax information
    • Attend Financial Aid Night with your parents
    • Register for the ACT or SAT if needed
    • Research college applications online
    • Continue developing college lists
    • Inquire about the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
    • Begin CSS PROFILE, if required
    • Begin working on CSU application and continue working on UC application
    • Make a list of all user names and passwords for college applications


    • Submit online applications to UCs and CSUs by the November 30 deadline
    • Check housing requirements for individual campuses
    • Request recommendation letters by your school’s deadline
    • Have your transcripts sent to colleges requesting them 
    • Submit early action/early decision applications, if applicable
    • Attend Community College presentations at your school or visit individual campuses


    • This is the last month to take SAT or ACT for UC and most CSUs
    • Attend school-sponsored meetings on the financial aid process
    • Be aware of each college’s financial aid deadline
    • Register for spring community college classes 
    • Continue working on college applications
    • Create portal accounts if requested by colleges


    • Check Naviance and the College and Career Center for local scholarships
    • If required by colleges, request that your seventh semester transcript be sent
    • Consider an internship


    • Ask about scholarships from parents’ employers 
    • Continue scholarship search using school resources
    • File FAFSA no later than March 2 for California public schools; be aware of other deadlines
    • Follow specific campus guidelines regarding housing
    • Attend Community College presentations at your school or visit individual campuses


    • If needed, take placement exams in English and math for community college, making sure deadlines are met


    • Return intent to register form to your chosen campus before May 1
    • Notify the colleges you are not attending
    • Start researching summer jobs and begin networking
    • Use spring break to revisit college campuses to make final decision


    • Fill out necessary request forms to ensure that your school sends your final transcript to your chosen college 
    • Return forms for on-campus orientation programs and housing to your college
    • Complete required Senior Survey on Naviance