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College Application Deadlines

College Application Deadlines:   Missed Deadlines Mean Missed Opportunities!


***A student's 4-year college eligibility is determined by CSU and UC GPA (cut off for this GPA calculation/college app GPA eligibility is determined by UC/CSU GPA  earned by the student at the end of 11th grade!!!!!)****


Community Colleges:

  • Apply as soon as they open - usually in late fall (Nov. / Dec.)
  • Apply online or hard copy if the deadline has passed
  • For California Community Colleges use:

(For out-of-state schools, check their website)

  • No Transcript or test scores needed
  • No essay or application fee
  • No GPA minimum to apply


California State Universities:

  • Apply October 1- November 30!!!!!
  • Apply online:
  • Need your transcript
  • SAT or ACT NOT required for class of 2022
  • No Application Essay or Additional information needed for application
  • Application Fee: $70 or Fee Waiver
  • 2.6 CSU GPA minimum to apply


University of California:

  • Application available starting August 1st
  • Apply August 1 – November 30th (Can’t submit until November 1)
  • Apply online:
  • Need your transcript
  • SAT or ACT NOT required- 2 SAT Subject Exams recommended for competitive schools/programs
  • 4 Short Answer Statements, activities, awards, volunteer service and work experience included with the application
  • Application Fee: $70 or Fee Waiver
  • 3.0 UC GPA minimum to apply


Private/Independent or Out of State Universities:

  • Deadlines vary: Depending on Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision
  • Apply online:  and you must link this to your Naviance account
  • Need your transcript (usually sent by Ms. Flores)
  • SAT or ACT usually required
  • Personal Statement, activities, awards, volunteer service and work experience included with the application
  • Need 2 letters of recommendation: One from Ms. Flores (counselor) and the other from an academic teacher
  • Need Secondary School Report from Ms. Flores (counselor)
  • Application Fee: Varies or Fee Waiver
  • Minimum GPA requirements vary, depends on each college private school-requirements.


Acceptances to Colleges:

  • Most colleges do not notify students of acceptances until the spring.
  • Generally, students are notified before March 31, 2022.
  • Students are usually notified through the college’s Portal or through email.
  • Always keep in touch with the schools and check your Portals or email in order to keep current with what they want you to do.
  • Some colleges will ask for mid-year transcripts. See Ms. Flores if they do.                                

SAT Deadlines: You get 2 Fee Waivers (you should get a white pop-up window that comes up and asks you if you are fee waiver eligible: click yes! If not, contact Ms. Flores). You must send scores to colleges when you register.


  You must send scores to college when you register.

           For Seniors:                                                              

  • October 2, 2021                 Deadline to register:  September 3, 2021
  • November 6, 2021            Deadline to register: October 8, 2021
  • December 4, 2021              Deadline to register: November , 2021 ***Last chance for                                                                                         Seniors
  For Juniors:
  • March 12, 2022                  Deadline to register: February 11, 2022
  • May 7, 2022                       Deadline to register: April 8, 2022
  • June 4, 202                      Deadline to register: May 5, 2022


Financial Aid

  • October 1, 2021-March 2, 2022 (The Earlier, The Better!)
  • FAFSA and Cal Grant Verification: The application can be found at: .
  • For students without a Social Security Number: Complete the California Dream Application. Application can be found at:
  • Private Schools: Some need the CSS Profile: Due in February.  (See Ms. Flores).                                 

Notice of Financial Aid

  • Generally, students are notified before April 15, 2022.
  • Update your FAFSA as soon as your parents file their taxes. You must link your FAFSA to the IRS tax forms your family completed.
  • Make an account with: to keep track of your Cal Grant and notify them when you graduate.



Student Intent to Register  (SIR)

Students must notify the (Only for 4-year universities)college/universities) they are planning to attend before May 1, 2022.


Deadline to Send Final Transcripts

Arrange to have Ms. Flores send final transcripts before the deadline of July 15, 2022.


Reminders to Students:  DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!

  • Apply broadly to a wide-range of colleges.
  • Always check your emails and follow the directions given by the schools.
  • Open up an email account with your colleges (or Portals) and check regularly.
  • Keep a calendar of all the deadlines. Don’t miss them!
  • Talk to the College counselor immediately if there is a problem or question.


“He is educated who knows where to find out what he doesn’t know!”     

Georg Simmel  (1858-1918)