The college application process is one that should start as early as freshman year as you decide which courses to enroll in. Each year in high school builds upon itself and the choices you make in the 9th grade will impact your choices in subsequent years. That being said, there is a lot of merit in turning around your academics if you did not do as well as you wanted in 9th grade, but then come back the following years and excel.
The one thing to keep in mind is that colleges look for well-rounded students; those that not only excel in academics or sports, but also have roles in student clubs or volunteer outside of their school time. The key here is to stand out in a way that shows that you are well-rounded.
The College and Career Program Specialists are always available should you or your parents have any questions or doubts about the college and career process. Please do not hesitate to come in and talk to us no matter what the concern is. Remember, the only question not worth answering is the one that is not asked.
- http://colleges.startclass.com/ Compare colleges and universities virtually using their search criteria that most caters to you and your educational needs
- https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in Understanding the College Application Process as presented by The College Board
- https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/prepare-for-college/applying Prepare for college as presented by Federal Student Aid
- http://www.adegreewithaguarantee.com/AboutTheProgram/FindYourPath.aspx#newResults Information on transferring from a California Community College to CSU
- http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/transfer/guarantee/ Information on transferring from California Community College to six UC's (Irvine, Davis, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz)