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Community College

The Community College window to apply online opens in the Spring (March/April). Check the guidelines for applying to a COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN CALIFORNIA. Review the Community College websites in the local area.

Explore the WICHE WEBSITE. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Agreement. Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate at participating two or four-year college programs outside of their home state. Apply early? This program is not automatically awarded and many institutions are limited. 

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Check your SCHOOL LOOPNAVIANCE and the MONTHLY EVENT CALENDAR REGULARLY to monitor your academic progress, receive important information, and check for counseling upcoming events. 

Credits / Grades:

  • Students must earn a minimum of 220 credits in required courses to graduate from high school.
  • Every class that you pass successfully, you will earn 5 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
  • You must earn a "C" or better grade to move on to the next level of classes. 
  • Review the High School Graduation and "A-G" Requirements check the Naviance link. 

Colleges / Careers:

  • Colleges/Universities only accept "C" or better grades, which means that if you earn a "D" grade you will need to re-take the class for a better grade. 
  • Attend Presentations / Workshops during the Tutorial Period check the Monthly Event Calendar / Grade Level Presentation link.
  • Attend College / Career Fairs.


  • The last opportunity to take the SAT COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM or the ACT PLUS WRITING is November. Students who are applying to competitive programs or Private Colleges will also want to take at least (2) SAT subject area tests to provide additional data - (TBD) due to COVID19.
  • *Tip to save money: You can select up to four Colleges to send your SAT scores (FREE) when you register for the exam with 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!

Financial Aid:

  • Apply for FAFSA. Check the Financial Aid link for Scholarship Opportunities and for more details. 

NAVIANCE Counseling Resources:

  • 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 in Naviance.
  • The Resume Builder is a requirement if you are applying to Private Colleges/Universities. Continue to post all your extra-curricular activities such as: volunteer hours, clubs, sports, awards, etc... in this section.
  • In the Spring, post where you are attending college so we can send your final transcript.  

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.

4-Year Public University (CSU and UC)                      

The CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU) application window opens on October 1, 2020 and closes November 30, 2020.

The UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UC) application window opens November 1, 2020 and closes November 30, 2020.

  • Both require self-reporting all courses and grades.
  • Request an unofficial transcript from your Counselor. 
  • Please apply early and submit your college application before the Thanksgiving Holiday!


4-Year Private / Out-of-State Universities, require for you to complete the following:

  • The SSR Checklist includes: Letters of Recommendation, School Profile, Transcript, Teacher and Counselor Evaluation documents.
  • Download and complete a Secondary School Report (SSR) Checklist and the List of Colleges Form.
  • Submit your Early Decision SSR Checklist to your counselor by October 9, 2020.
  • Submit your Regular Decision SSR Checklist to your counselor by October 23, 2020.
  • Complete the COMMON APPLICATION for a Private or Out-of State University. 

It is extremely important to meet all deadlines in order to process all your documents on time. Also, any changes to your SSR must be reported immediately to your counselor.