Important Website Links and Dates

  • Websites

    John Muir website:   UC Doorways for Muir A-G Classes:

    For UC, CalState, CC, and FAFSA applications we are asking that you launch through

    If it doesn't work, please contact Ms. Diaz at

    If you are right at the deadline, here are the links.

    For UC applications, go to

    For CA State applications, go to 

    For PCC, go to

    For the Common App go to


    To apply for the SAT Reasoning SAT Subject tests or ACT go to

    For Scholarships, go to   and and  and

    For NCAA Clearinghouse, go to

    Beginning Oct 1, for FAFSA go to   

         Or CADA CA Dream Act Application:

    Account Cal Grant status:                      

    To compare colleges and get information go to or



    Aug - Oct: Fill out college applications. Attend college nights & seminars. Fill out CSS Profile if your school requires it. Register for SAT I, SAT Subject, and/or ACT and send scores to schools.       Apply for scholarships.

    Oct /Nov: Send college applications.  Fill Out FAFSA. Apply for FSA ID through

    Must take SAT I or ACT if you have not done so.  May complete SAT Subject (optional).  Look for and complete Scholarships! If applying to private schools, be sure to refer to your Naviance account. College Letters of recommendation must go through Naviance.  Complete a Brag sheet of your accomplishments.

    Oct- Feb: Submit FAFSA at by March 2. Keep copies of all forms. 

    Feb-May: Continue applying for scholarships. Log onto your college accounts often and ensure everything is up to date (applications, grades, transcripts from all schools, tests, etc…).

    Testing- fee waiver available for Puente Students and students who receive free lunch.

    College Application Due Dates:  Early Action varies for each college

     The University you are applying to??                               

    Loyola Marymount        Jan 15

    University of Michigan      Feb 1

    UC and Cal State  Now –November 30th

    Claremont Colleges      Jan 1

    Harvard  College     Jan 1

    USC   Dec 1st and January 15

    Occidental                   Jan 15

    Howard & Spelman     Feb 1

    Financial Aid

    • Gift Aid -Pell Grant (through the FAFSA) and Cal Grant A& B are offered through the government, student must meet academic and financial eligibility.
    • Self Help Aid – Loans (Stafford, Perkins, and Plus) and work-study       
    • Local scholarships –Check the John Muir website and Naviance
    • Other scholarships – Internet, books, organizations, companies, and see websites above