Pre-College checklist/What to do before it's too late

  • Check list for John Muir Seniors

    College Applications- Check deadlines

    UC Application, Due Now –Nov 30th

    Cal State Application, Due Now –Nov 30th

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     Naviance- Complete the 5 tasks

    Update “Colleges I am applying to” and transcript requests

    Link Common App to Naviance (for most private colleges) FERPA Release

    Change Status to Submitted, once you submit an application

    Ask for letters of recommendation (on Naviance and  in person)

    Check that your tasks have been completed.

     EOP

    The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides assistance through mentorship, academic programs, financial assistance, counseling/advising, and other campus support services to those who are first-generation college students, and/or from low-income and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. To be considered for EOP, you should indicate your interest when you complete the online college application, then you must fill out the EOP Application.  

              I have signed up for EOP through the UC and Cal state Applications

               I have completed the EOP Application

     SAT/ACT  (Ask for a Fee waiver if you are a Puente or Free Lunch Student)

    I have taken the SAT/ACT or am registered for a test

    I will register for the SAT, or the ACT by Nov 2

    Biliteracy Award:  if you took AP Spanish or are taking AP Spanish and have always received A and B grades in Spanish and English, then you qualify for this award.  If you have not take/or are not taking AP Spanish  then you can take the SAT Subject test in Spanish to qualify. You should also have passed your SBAC English test with a 3 or 4.

    I qualify for the Biliteracy Award through my grades in Spanish classes and English classes

    I need to take the SAT subject to qualify

    I do not qualify for the Biliteracy Award

     FAFSA

    Create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. You will need this in order to complete your FAFSA.

    Your parent/guardian will also need to create an FSA ID.

    Check with colleges to which you are applying to determine if you need to complete the CSS/Financial Aid Profile

    If you are an undocumented/DACA/AB540 student, fill out the dream act. https://dream.csac.ca.gov/    

     You will need:

    Your parent(s) 2016 Federal Income Tax Return (Only the first 2 pages). If your parent(s) have not filed their taxes bring 2015 Tax Return or the FAFSA Worksheet.

    Your Social Security Card/alien registration card or permanent resident card.  It is important that you enter your Number correctly.

    Parent(s) date of birth and if they are LEGALLY married/divorced/separated; the month and year they were married/divorced/separated.

    Generic  Scholarship;

    Please include (in this order):

    1) Two letters of recommendation

              2)  Unofficial transcript

    3) SAT or ACT scores printed from computer

              4) Resume or brag sheet (including school activities, community activities and awards)

              5) Copy of Community Service Hours/Intern Hours

              6) A personal statement on your plans after high school, as well as what motivates you.

    7) A short essay on something you have accomplished that you are proud of.

    Websites

    John Muir website: www.johnmuirhs.org     UC Doorways for Muir A-G Classes: https://doorways.ucop.edu/list/

    For UC applications, go to  http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions

    For CA State applications, go to  https://www2.calstate.edu/apply  For the Common App go to www.commonapp.org

    To Apply to PCC, go to http://www.pasadena.edu/admissions/apply/

    To apply for the SAT Reasoning SAT Subject tests or ACT go to www.collegeboard.org/reg          www.ACT.org

    For Scholarships, go to  www.fastweb.com   and www.scholarships.com and  www.college-scholarships.com

    For NCAA Clearinghouse, go to https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/

    Beginning Oct 1, for FAFSA go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/  (BE SURE TO SIGN UP FOR 2018-2019)

    Cal Grant status: www.webgrants4students.org                    Dream Act Application: https://dreamcsac.ca.gov/

    To compare colleges and get information go to    www.anycollege.com or www.collegeboard.com

    Naviance Website: www.connection.naviance.com/johnmuir        Be sure to sign the FERPA waiver on Naviance