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Graduation Week Checklist for Seniors- Week of May 24-28th
 
Seniors, please complete the following tasks by Tues., May 25th at 11:59 p.m.
 
1) Complete the Class of 2021 Google Form "College Admissions Survey" 
2) Complete the Class of 2021 Google Form "College Financial Aid Survey" 
3) Submit copies of your College acceptance letters (screenshots of letters and emails)
4) **Double check that the college/university that you will be attending is listed on your Naviance account.  
If you have not listed it on your Naviance account, please contact Mr. Galvan BEFORE graduation. 
5) Double check that you have provided the accurate college information including what school you will be attending in the fall.  The information provided on the College Financial Aid Survey Google Form (question number 2) will be used for the graduation ceremony.  
Have You Listed the School That You Will Attend on Naviance?
 
All seniors are required to list the school that they will attend in the fall on their Naviance account.  By completing this critical step, you will ensure that your school (community college, trade tech, university, college) WILL RECEIVE YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPT as soon as they are printed the week of June 1st.  If you do not list the school on Naviance, your transcript will be delayed.  Such delay may cause a hold on your student account.  Therefore, double check that the step is completed.  If you completed the Class of 2021 Financial Aid Google Form (question #2) then you are set to go!  If you have any questions, email Mr. Galvan. 
IMPORTANT ALERT-ALL SENIORS ATTENDING A UC!! Analytical Writing Placement Exam on May 22nd
Attention Seniors attending UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Riverside, and UC San Diego:  This following information and link pertains to the Analytical Writing Placement Examination (AWPE).  Passing the AWPE is one way of meeting the UC's Entry Level Writing Requirement.  This exam will be administered by the UC as an online exam on May 22, to students who have not satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement.  Students attending UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara or UC Santa Cruz should not take the AWPE and instead review the campus-specific instructions for course placement and passing of the Entry Level Writing Requirement.  Click on the link below for additional information and registration page.  
 
Decision Day Coming Up on May 1st! 
The deadline for seniors to commit to their desired college or university is on May 1st.  For additional information on Decision Day, read the following article.  Good Luck to all of the Senior Mustangs as they pick their colleges & universities, Go Mustangs!
 
Cal Grant Awards Coming During March-April 2021
Senior students will begin receiving notifications about their Cal Grants.  In addition to reading the important content, senior students need to: create an account, select their designated school of choice (where they will attend), and CLAIM their award.  All of the steps need to be completed in a timely manner, also please ensure that all Salesian High School (Administration, Teachers, Counselors) College/ University Financial Aid, Cal Grant, and University/ College emails/ letters are opened and read.  
Did You Miss the Senior Parent Financial Aid Night?
If you missed the webinar and would like to view the information on the slide presentation, click on the clink below. 
 
Financial Aid Night
Date Presented: Senior Parents on 3/30/21 and Seniors on 3/25/21
 
 
 
Did you miss the SENIOR PARENT COLLEGE NIGHT WEBINAR?
If you missed the webinar or would like to view the information on the slide presentation, click on the link below.
 
"College 101" Webinar Slide Deck Presentation
(*Please note: the same slides were used for the Parent & Senior Webinars).
Date Presented:  Senior Parents on 9/24/20 and Seniors on 9/27/20
 
 
FAFSA Portal is now open (as of Oct. 1), fill out your FAFSA application ASAP!
The following article is about the importance of filing out and submitting your FAFSA application early.
 
Cal State Apply Portal is Now Open!
Students that are applying to any of the 23 Cal States need to complete an application on the Cal State Apply portal.  
The deadline to submit the Cal State Apply application is Friday, December 4, 2020.  
(*Extended Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2020).
UC, Common App & Coalition Portals are Now Open!
Students are now able to work on all of the application portals including:  The Common App, UC Apply, Coalition App, & Cal State Apply.
 
Deadlines-
 
UC Application: Friday, November 30, 2020-***Extended Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020
 
Cal State Application: Friday, December 4, 2020-***Extended Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2020
 
Common App: Depends if you are applying early decision, (typically November 1), or regular decision (typically January 1).  Deadlines also vary by school, so be sure to check dates for every college you are applying to this fall.
 
Coalition: Depends if you are applying early decision, (typically November 1), or regular decision (typically January 1).  Deadlines also vary by school, so be sure to check dates for every college you are applying to this fall.
Senior College Profile Template
All seniors have received a College Profile template to fill it out and use for the application process and the Letter of Recommendations requests.