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Begin to narrow options for work, vocational training, community college, and/or four-year college.

See Great Websites for Career & Vocational Transitions [connect to Choosing a Career page under College & Career)

Research schools and admissions requirements online

Visit colleges

Take SAT I & ACT exams before December if applying to four-year colleges.

SAT I registration, information, and practice exams online at

ACT registration, information, and practice exams online at

November: All California State University & University of California freshmen admissions application window is (November 1 to 30). All CSU/UC applications are due before or on November 30.

Financial Aid: All vocational & four-year colleges require students to apply for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal and State Aid).

November: Apply online for the FAFSA pin number at January 1 to March 2 FAFSA application window for all California

Residence & Cal Grants

Submit the GPA Verification form to River Springs Guidance Department at the Temecula Administration office. To print a form online, go to and select to following links– Cal Grants – verified grade point average (GPA) – September 2, 2006 Cal Grant GPA Verification form. Be certain to fill out the student information and student signature to release information.

Research Financial Aid at California Student Aid Commission for information about Cal Grants – work-study programs and low-interest student loans.

Fund Your Future is a comprehensive publication produced by the California Student Aid Commission that explains all aspects of financial aid and student loans. To download your own copy: and select the following links: schools – high schools – publications – Fund Your Future Counselor’s Guide

Submit applications for all community colleges – vocational training schools – private and out-of-state colleges.

Research Admissions expectations early

Keep track of all deadlines

Contact BOTH admissions and financial aid departments at all schools for additional application processes and deadlines.

college bound student resources



My class did a really cool project for science. We made s’mores with the sun and a pizza box. We called them solar power s’mores.

- Emily P., Student
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