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Credo Juniors! Scroll down to download your planning sheet.

Upcoming Events:

November 1 at 7 PM NACAC Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, South San Francisco Conference Center

November 7 University of New England On the Road Nov. 7 Register
6–8 PM at the Avatar Hotel in Santa Clara, CA

November 8 from 6:30-8:00 PM Top Ten College Admissions Tips for Juniors

(Due to the cancellation of College Knowledge Night, this event will now be  comprehensive)

November 9 at 1:30 PM Cal State Apply application workshop

November 13 at 1:45 PM SRJC English placement test at Credo

November 14 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM Rescheduled Financial Aid Night with Margaret Mann

December 4 Family meetings for junior families begin. Watch your email for sign-ups.


Colleges at Credo:

College visits on campus have concluded for the fall. Watch for new opportunities in 2018.


Important Deadlines:

NOW: Students and a parent should both  create an FSA ID right now. These unique credentials will allow you to access Federal Student Aid's documents and are required as your electronic signature on the FAFSA.

October 1 FAFSA opens for senior families, visit and file ASAP!

November 1 Financial aid deadlines begin to kick in at some schools and for some public out-of-state institutions (Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Vermont, Washington).

November 2 NSLI-Y study abroad application due.

November 30 University of California and California State University deadline. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

December 1 Final deadline for seniors to request transcripts and counselor LOR for schools with January deadlines.

December 5 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad (YES) applications due.


Tips for Seniors:

November brings the deadline for the Cal State and UC applications. The deadline for WUE eligibility at some schools may occur this month. Most Early Action and Early Decision deadlines are November 1, 15 or December 1. The FAFSA should be filed by your earliest deadline, so too should the CSS Profile. If you haven’t already requested transcripts or teacher and counselor letters of recommendation, do so NOW. Not sure what’s required? Check each school’s website under “Admissions.”


An Introduction to: The WUE (woo-ee)

The Western Undergraduate Exchange expands higher education options for students by offering residents of participating states a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year colleges outside of their home state. In some cases, 150% is less than California in-state rates. Participants are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Not every school in every state participates. The reduced tuition rate may not be automatically awarded to all eligible candidates. Some schools require applications be submitted early (hello, Portland State), distribute the award competitively (looking at you, Western Washington) or require a minimum GPA (hey, Boise State). Many institutions limit the number of new WUE awards each academic year, so apply early! To find out if the school you’re interested in participates or has requirements beyond being admitted, search “WUE” on the school’s website or visit

Archive of Past Feature "Intros" and Featured Colleges

Unity College
Unity College
Unity, Maine
Best known for: environmentally-focused, hands-on education, faculty dedicated to students

Core values: Sustainability and experiential learning, helping students become change agents and innovative entrepreneurs to solve the world’s most pressing environmental problems.

773 students
Student-Faculty Ratio 15:1
4 Year Grad Rate: 45.2%
Admit Rate: 93%
Test Optional
Founded in 1965
Money Matters
Tuition, R&B: $38,750
Merit Scholarships from $8-$13k
Consideration is automatic
Unique majors include:
Sustainable business enterprise, adventure therapy, sustainable energy management, conservation law, captive wildlife care & management
Be Sure to Check Out
The farm and research center
Summer programs for high school students
Four-Year Graduation Guarantee
Certification Courses
Visit Unity’s table at Credo’s College Knowledge Night on October 11th