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Four-Year Private Universities information

Four-Year Private Universities, require for you to complete the following:

  • Pick up a SSR Checklist from the Counseling Office.
  • Complete a Secondary School Reportwhich includes Letters of Recommendation and other documents.
  • Complete a Common Application
  • For Early Decision, you need to submit your SSR Checklist to your counselor on October 5, 2018.
  • For Regular Decision, you need to submit your SSR Checklist to your counselor on October 19, 2018.

It is extremely important to meet all deadlines in order to process all your documents on time.

What is a WICHE agreement?

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) is a regional organization adopted in the 1950's. WICHE was created to facilitate resource sharing among the higher education systems of the West. Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two-and four-year college programs outside of their home state. The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) reduced tuition rate is not automatically awarded to all eligible candidates. Many institutions limit the number of new WUE awards each academic year, so apply early! WICHE members include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the U.S. Pacific Territories and freely associated states. 

WICHE Website

WICHE Questions and Answers

Senior Counseling Information

Senior Reminders

Check your School Loop, Naviance and the Counseling Monthly Calendar REGULARLY to monitor your academic progress. receive important information and check for counseling upcoming events. 

Counseling Monthly Calendar

School Loop


Senior Monthly Checklist 

Senior "Credit Evaluation" Presentation (Sept. 5 & 7) 

Senior College Going Presentation (Sept. 12)

  • At the beginning of your Senior year, you should have earned a minimum of 160 credits. 
  • If you have less than 160 credits, you need to meet with your counselor immediately to review your graduation status, and may need to sign up for Cyber High Credit Recovery Program. Click here to access: Cyber High Online Login
  • Colleges/Universities only accept "C" or better grades, which means that if you earn a "D" you will need to re-take (fix) the class for a better grade.
  • Attend the following Senior Presentations with your Parents:
    • Senior College Going Presentation on September 12, 2018 at 6pm in the Theater.
    • FAFSA Presentation on October 17, 2018 at 6pm in the Theater. 
  • Apply for FAFSA. Check the Financial Aid link (left-hand side menu) for more details.
  • The last opportunity to take the SAT College Entrance Exam or ACT plus writing is November.
  • You can select up to four Colleges to send your SAT scores FREE when you register for the exam use this Code: 3594.
    • Send to one CSU and all CSU's will receive your scores
    • Send to one UC and all UC's will receive your scores
    • Send to two Private Universities. Make sure to take advantage of this!
  • Sign up and attend College Presentations/Workshops during the advisory tutorial period in the Library.
  • Check your email REGULARLY. Colleges/Universities will use email to notify you if you are missing vital documents from your College Application. You will be notified via email if you have been accepted to their College/University.


  • Move all colleges (CSU's, UC's, Out-of-State Schools, Private Universities, and Community Colleges) from "Colleges I'm Thinking About" section to "Colleges I'm Applying To" section.
  • The Resume Builder is a requirement if you are applying to Private Colleges/Universities.
  • For more details about Naviance check the Naviance Link (left-hand side menu) for details. 
  • Check the Financial Aid link (left-hand side menu) for more details and for Scholarship Opportunities.


  • If you are struggling in any of your classes, make sure to work closely with your teachers and ask for help. 
  • Attend the advisory tutorial period.
  • Attend the after school homework center in the Library.
  • Check the tutoring map when teachers are available.
  • For more details about tutoring check the Tutoring Information Link (left-hand side menu) for details.
Four-Year Public California Universities (CSU and UC) information            

The California State University (CSU) application window opens on October 1, 2018.

The University of California (UC) application window opens November 1, 2018.

  • Both CSU's and UC's application windows close on November 30, 2018.
  • Both require self-reporting all courses and grades.
  • Pick up an unofficial transcript from the counseling office.
  • Please apply early and submit your application before the Thanksgiving Holiday!

Eligibility Index and GPA Calculator

ESUHSD SJSU Spartan Promise

Community College  information

The Community College window to apply online opens in the Spring (March/April). Check the Community College Guide (Certificates & Degrees).

Check the guidelines for applying to a Community College in California: Link: Community Colleges in California