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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.
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 https://fafsa.ed.gov 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. http://www.nsliforyouth.org/how-to-apply/
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. http://www.yes-abroad.org
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 http://www.wiche.edu/wue.