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4-Year Private University and Out-of-State 

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

  • Pick up and complete a Secondary School Report (SSR) Checklist and List of Colleges Form from your counselor.
  • The SSR Checklist includes: Letters of Recommendation, School Profile, Transcript, Teacher and Counselor Evaluation documents.
  • For Early Decision,  submit your SSR Checklist to your counselor on October 11, 2019.
  • For Regular Decision, submit your SSR Checklist to your counselor on October 25, 2019.
  • Complete the Common Application

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.

Senior (12th) Counseling Page

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 (Sep.11 & 13)

Senior College Going Presentation (Sep. 17)

FAFSA Financial Aid Presentation (Oct. 8)

Sending SAT/ACT Scores to Colleges & General Questions Workshop (Oct. 18)

Common App Workshop (Nov. 1)

Finding Your Best Fit College Presentation (Jan. 14 & Mar. 13)

Scholarship Workshop (Feb. 28)

  • 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
  • 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 the following Senior Presentations with your Parents:
    • Senior College Going Presentation 
    • FAFSA Presentation 
  • Apply for FAFSA. Check the Financial Aid link on the left-hand side menu for more details.
  • The last opportunity to take the SAT College Entrance Exam or ACT plus writing is November.
  • *Tip to save money: 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.
  • Post where you are attending on Naviance so we can send your final transcript.  
  • Check the Financial Aid link on the left-hand side menu for more details and for Scholarship Opportunities.

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 at participating two or four-year college programs outside of their home state. The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) reduced tuition rate. This program is not automatically awarded and 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

4-Year Public California University (CSU and UC)                      

The California State University (CSU) application window opens on October 1, 2019 and closes November 30, 2019.

The University of California (UC) application window opens November 1, 2019 and closes November 30, 2019.

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

Eligibility Index and GPA Calculator

ESUHSD SJSU Spartan Promise

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.