12th Grade Year Action Checklist

      • Continue your challenging classes and keep your grades up.  DON’T get Senioritis!
      • Meet with Counselor one on one to discuss post-high school plans.
      • Investigate a broad list of colleges and enter them in Naviance.
      • Consider and explore other opportunities, such as a gap year, work, military, apprenticeship programs, etc. 
      • Look for scholarship opportunities all year long. Check out our district resource here.
      • Attend College Application Workshops for UC, CSU, Common Applicaton, & Community College as needed.
      • Finalize Personal Insight Questions (UC) & Personal Essays (Private Colleges).
      • Get your college applications in as early as you can.  UC APPLICATIONS DUE NOV 30 and CSU APPLICATIONS DUE DEC 4.
      • Follow up as needed by checking email often and creating accounts or portals for UC and CSU campuses you applied to.
      • Applying to Private Schools

    -Research colleges, check for individual deadlines and mark your calendar.
    -Decide if you will be applying early.
    -Create and Complete Common App as necessary.
    -Attend mandatory Common Application workshop.
    -Request letters of Recommendation through Naviance no later than NOVEMBER 20 for Regular Decision (earlier for EA/ED).
    -Request transcripts for Private School Applications and scholarships.
    -Complete supplemental essays.
    -Prepare for interviews by looking at common questions and doing mock interviews with others.
    -By January, follow through on any mid-year documentation requests.

      • CHECK EMAIL OFTEN - Look out for messages from colleges you’ve applied to.
      • Attend Financial Aid Workshop.
      • Beginning October 1 - Fill out financial aid forms such as FAFSA, CA DREAM ACT, CSS PROFILE etc. as needed.
      • Community College Applicants:  Attend CC workshops in early spring semester.
      • Follow through on registration, requirements, financial aid documents (if needed).
      • Complete FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application by or before MARCH 2nd.
      • Follow up on financial aid applications by reviewing your Student Aid Report (SAR) or California Aid Report (CAR). Make corrections if needed.
      • Write thank you notes to anyone who has helped you. (those who wrote letters, interviewers etc.).
      • Review financial aid offers for 4 year colleges and make a final decision by May 1.
      • Take the last of your IB/ AP exams and/or your finals, then enjoy a fabulous graduation!
      • Request final transcript to be sent to college you will attend in the fall.