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• 8/1: UC application open

• 8/25: SAT


• Finalize research on colleges

• Getting good grades all year long starts now

• 9/8: ACT

• Work on college essays


• 10/1: FAFSA opens (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

• 10/1: Cal State application opens

• 10/1: CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE opens

• 10/6: SAT

• 10/27: ACT




• 11/1: UC application submission opens

• Deadline for Early Action/Early Decision

• 11/3: SAT

• 11/30: Deadline to request letters of recommendation

• 11/30: Deadline for Cal State and UC applications


• Last SAT/ACT for UCs & Cal States

• SAT Subject Tests are optional for UCs but might be a good idea

• 12/1: SAT test

• 12/8: ACT test

• Financial Aid Application Workshop at 6:30pm in the Gym (TBA)


  Check for scholarships


• Check that colleges have received all materials: applications, test scores, and financial aid forms

• Carefully read all information you receive from colleges

• Continue to check for scholarships


• 3/2: Deadline to submit FAFSA to qualify for Cal Grants

• UC and Cal State decisions will arrive

• If colleges request additional information send it to them immediately

• Register for Cal State placement tests


• Most college admission decisions will arrive

• Financial aid offers will begin to arrive

• Make a final decision and mail the enrollment form and deposit to your selected school before May 1st



• 5/1: Enrollment deadline for UCs and Cal States

• AP & IB exams at RHS

• Fill out housing forms with your selected college

• Write thank you notes to teachers and counselors who wrote your letters of recommendation


• Complete a final transcript request form with our Registrar to be sent to the college you’ve chosen to attend.

• Make sure you have responded to all requests from your college

• Remember to thank everyone who helped you