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12th Grade Calendar


Summer

  • Review your high school four-year plan.
  • Discuss your college plans with your parents and begin saving money for the application and test fees.
  • Ask local colleges about high-school university programs.

September

  • Have your counselor evaluate your records for college admission requirements. Obtain college admission applications and housing information.
  • Register to take admissions tests (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests) for your college choices.
  • Write to colleges requesting specific information and plan college visits.
  • Inquire about scholarships at your career center and apply.

October

  • Start the CSU Applications.
  • Visit the college(s) of your choice if possible.
  • Attend college center day events/college fairs to further investigate the college(s) of your choice.
  • Request recommendations from teachers and counselors for college applications.

November

December

January through February

  • Apply for financial aid: FAFSA or CSS/Financial Aid Profile.
  • Submit it between January 1 and March 2.
  • Submit CAL Grant application by March 2.
  • A school official must record your grade point average on the application.

March through April

  • Submit all supplementary documents to colleges and financial aid institutions.

May through June

  • The deadline for the CSU Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is May 15 (varies by CSU campus).
  • Admissions notifications come out in April for private colleges and in mid May for the CSU system.
  • Request final transcripts be sent to the college(s) of your choice.
* Know your deadlines. Make sure applications and all materials are sent and received on time.

* Carefully read all correspondence from colleges.

* If you want additional college information, contact your high-school counselor or the university you are planning to attend.

* Get good grades. Courses continue to count throughout the year.