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  • Make sure your schedule of classes includes career/college/major admission requirements

  • Register for the California Scholastic Federation (CSF) if your previous spring grades met the requirements

  • Get applications for colleges you wish to attend

  • Register for the ACT ( or SAT ( test; take NO LATER than the December test date

  • Surf the internet to locate college and financial aid information and visit the College and Career Center. is a helpful website for all California Colleges

  • Check and for scholarship information and take their survey so that you will receive scholarship application information that match your interests/talents.

  • If you are applying Early Action/Early Decision (more information under College Prep list at left), complete applications and submit by the deadline. Consider the effect this choice could have on financial aid.



  • If you are applying to private colleges or for scholarships, attend the MANDATORY "Private College and Scholarship Application Workshop;" register online google form.

  • For private college applications, Identify staff who can write strong recommendations letters for you.

  • If you are applying to private colleges, submit your Student Profile online for a letter of recommendation by OCTOBER 15 (deadline is sooner if applying Early Decision/Action-check with your counselor). Also submit Common App, or other online application portal to your counselor by entering their name and email address by OCTOBER 15. You must also select the application deadline on Common App.  (see : "Private College Admissions" page on this website under College Prep heading at left for more details)  Be mindful of these deadlines!

  • Finish essays for college admission

  • Attend the "College Night @ Ohlone" college fair and meet admissions officials from over 100 colleges in and out of state

  • Make final visits to college campuses you plan to apply to

  • Submit Early Action/Early Decision applications if applying

  • Begin CSU online applications

  • Begin submitting forms for private sources of financial aid


  • Begin UC online applications

  • Submit admission applications electronically to UC and/or CSU by NOVEMBER 30

  • Visit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website at and obtain your PIN number


  • Last month to take the ACT or SAT to submit to colleges you plan to apply to

  • Visit colleges during winter break

  • Complete and send private college applications by their deadlines


  • Attend a local Financial Aid Night with your parents

  • If required by colleges, request 7th semester transcripts to be sent

  • Review the FAFSA form online ( with your parents and gather all necessary documentation to complete the form


  • Pursue scholarship information in the College and Career Center and on the web and apply for those scholarships for which you are qualified

  • File the FAFSA no later than March 2

  • Submit your Social Security number for Cal Grant financial aid on the Cal Grant Verification Form to the College & Career Center. Form available in the College & Career Center or download the form from their website at

  • Send your transcripts to requesting colleges

  • If applying to private colleges, ask counselors to submit Mid-Year Reports and your transcript

  • Follow specific college campus guidelines regarding housing

  • Register for the Ohlone College orientation workshop at WHS in the College & Career Center


  • Register to take Advanced Placement exams in the Accounting Office (by the Counseling Office)

  • Apply for the California Scholastic Federation (CSF) Lifetime award

  • Don't give in to "senioritis!" Your CSU, UC or private college admission is contingent upon your final high school grades

  • Begin to plan your summer work, school or volunteer activities

  • Attend the Ohlone College orientation at WHS. If planning to attend another community college, contact them and follow registration procedures.


  • Evaluate financial aid offers

  • Return intent to register forms to your chosen college before May 1

  • Notify other colleges you were admitted to that you are not attending


  • Arrange with high school registrar to have your final official high school transcript sent to the college you will attend

  • Student Athletes: To play college athletics at the Division I or II level, you must be certified by the NCAA. Go to and complete forms and give forms to your high school registrar

  • Students attending UC in the fall: Take Analytical Writing Placement Exam

  • Take Advanced Placement tests

  • Register for summer programs at college campuses

  • Notify WHS College and Career Specialist of any awards you have received by early May

  • Register for college campus orientation programs

  • Plan for high school graduation


  • Congratulations graduate!!

  • Begin your plan of life after high school!