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 By now, seniors who are going to college have completed almost all of the tasks they need to do to successfully go to college. So, what does the college-bound process look like? Well, preparing to go to college can start as early as sophomore year. Typically colleges look at grades from an applicant’s sophomore year all the way up through senior year. Therefore, students need to make sure they have decent grades and make sure they’re on track to fulfill A-G requirements by senior year. Next, students begin to take the SAT, SAT subject tests, or ACT toward the end of their junior year or the first half of their senior year. While they’re in the process of college admission testing, they must simultaneously apply to colleges.

For California State Schools, the application process starts the beginning October and ends at the end of November; the application process for non-state schools can vary. On top of testing and college applications, students also have to apply for federal student aid. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens in October and closes in March, but applying for federal student aid is sort of a race in the sense that if you do not apply fast enough, you might get less aid than you would get if you applied earlier or even no aid.

Getting accepted to college can start as early as November, but most results commonly come out in late winter and early spring. To keep track of their application status, students make an account or portal with the college or colleges they have applied to. This account or portal also helps them keep track of various deadlines they have for paperwork or test scores they need to submit. Some of the paperwork students need to turn in could be partial transcripts, full transcripts, or more financial aid information. Besides the admission test scores, some students may need to also take a placement test or tests and submit those scores as well.

After acceptance season is over, students then accept an acceptance and commit themselves to a college. Following that, they begin to RSVP or sign-up for welcome days and orientations. Optionally, they may also apply for student housing. From mid-spring, it’s an easy ride for future college students; during that time, the most they have to worry about is finishing the year strong and applying for scholarships.

Here are just some of Chavez’s seniors who went through this rigorous journey and got accepted into the following colleges:

Ana Saechao – University of California, Los Angeles

Sabrina Leiva – California State University, East Bay

Cynthia Calix – California State University, East Bay

Adolfo Meza – California State University, Stanislaus

Julien Nicole Santos – University of California, Berkeley

Isaac Adams – California State University, Sacramento

Xitlali Parada – California State University, Sacramento

Ferline Ayo – San Francisco State University

Lionell Burgess – San Francisco State University

Fernanda Arriaga – University of the Pacific

Jacqueline Morales – University of California, Los Angeles

Kathleen Heung – California State University, Stanislaus

Fernanda Osuna – California State University, Stanislaus

Steven Estay – University of the Pacific

Estefania Cabrera – University of the Pacific

Sonya Jones – University of the Pacific

Anfernee Chea – University of the Pacific

Jorge Alcaraz – University of the Pacific

Kimberly Xiong – California State University, East Bay

Servaughn Galloway – Chadron State College

Patricia Boron – California State University, Dominguez Hills

Manuel Romero – Northern Arizona University

Tyrianna Pressley – San Francisco State University

Michael Vallesteros – California State University, East Bay

Diana Villalobos – California State University, Sacramento

Estefania Hernandez Luna – University of the Pacific

Maylin Mirana – California State University, East Bay

Nienna Willingham – San Francisco State University

Angel Sanchez – San Jose State University

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