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College Preparedness

Senior Year College Preparedness Timeline

Fall Semester


  • Check your transcripts to make sure you have all the credits you need to get into your college(s) of choice. Find out from the colleges you are applying to whether or not they need official copies of your transcripts sent at the time of application.
  • Register for October/November SAT I, ACT (CSU & UC campuses do not require the ACT). SAT website and ACT website
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  • Most early decision and early action applications are due between October 1 and November 1.
  • Research and apply for scholarships.


  • Make a final list of schools that interest you and keep a file of deadlines and required admission items for each school.
  • Finish essays for college admission.
  • Attend a college fair or schedule a visit to a campus.
  • Take SAT and/or ACTs. Have the official scores sent by the testing agency to the colleges/universities that have made your final list.
  • Research and apply for scholarships. See the counseling page for more info.
  • Apply for California State Schools (CSU)



  • Early decision replies usually arrive between Dec 1st and Dec 31st.
  • If you have not already done so, make sure your official test scores are being sent to the colleges to which you are applying.
  • Research and apply for scholarships.