Must Watch Presentations
Junior Class College Planning Night - Listen to representatives from College of San Mateo, California State University, University of California, and University of the Redlands presented to families about college admissions and eligibility to their respective campus
UC PIQs and Common Application Essay - May 2023 live presentations about the University of California Personal Insight Questions and the Common Application Personal Statement Essay
Understanding the Community College to Four Year College Transfer Process - Mrs. Tezak hosted Mike Mitchell, Program Supervisor of Transfer Services, and Estela Garcia, College Recruiter, from the College of San Mateo to talk about the transfer process from a community college to a bachelor's granting institution.
Common App Essay - Learn Tips & Tricks from Senior Assistant Director of Regional Recruitment from Indiana University Bloomington
How to Prepare for the Four Year College Systems - Watch presenters from San Jose State University, University of California-Merced, and University of San Francisco explain their college system and campus, eligibility, and application process.
Transfer Admissions Guarentee (TAG) Agreement - How does it work? A must watch for any student/families interested in pursuing the two-year (community college) to a four-year college route. Presented on 2/17/2022 by College of San Mateo (CSM) Transfer and Admissions officers.
UC Personal Insight Questions (PIQs) Presentation Presented by UC Berkeley Undergraduate Admissions, May 2022
Does the SAT/ACT testing still hold value in college admissions? - College advisors from Collegewise speak about college admissions testing, presented on 9/14/21
Common Application & Naviance
Applying to out of state or private schools? Please keep in mind that Applications for the UCs, CSUs, Community Colleges, colleges that use the Coalition application and any school that does not use the Common Application (many out of state public schools) will need to be completed separately through the college's application website.
Please watch this video to learn how to match your Common Application with Naviance
Things to Keep in Mind:
Videos to help you navigate the Common App:
- FERPA Waiver. Complete the waiver and waive your rights! Sounds scary but it must be done for Aragon to send your letter of recommendation and transcripts. If you do not waive your rights, we cannot send out the required documents for you. Please read the instructions in the FERPA Waiver link.
- All colleges must be listed in your Naviance as "Colleges I Am Applying To"
- Common Application Walkthrough
- Breaking down all 7 Common App essay prompts
- Common App Answers their Most Popular Questions