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Senior Checklist

  • 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. Online applications preferred.
  • 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 FAFSA pin number at January 1 to March 2 FAFSA application window for all California Residence & Cal Grants
  • Submit 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 our the student information and student signature to release information.
  • Research about 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 & out of state colleges.
  • Research Admissions expectations early
  • Keep track of all deadlines
  • Contact BOTH admissions and financial aid departments at all school for additional application processes and deadline.

Click here for a simplified version of this checklist that you can print out.

Click here for a Senior Year Timeline

Click here for College Bound Student Resources



Springs Charter Schools is a family environment that cares about each student’s future. They make you work hard and encourage their students to do better, be better, and go for their dreams. The teachers keep parents informed by email or phone calls about the progress or needs of their child.

- J.J. Rosales, Parent
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