College Information


FINDING THE RIGHT COLLEGE FIT

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Choosing what to do after high school is usually the first big decision in a young person's life. Don't wait until the fall of your senior year to decide where you will apply; it can lead to distress and anxiety. By using Naviance you should generate a broad list of 10 - 15 colleges to research in depth. At the end of your college search you should come up with a list of 8-10 colleges to apply to.  Click here to get a list of priorities that might help you.
 
Select  "dream" school(s) which may be a reach for you, include a few "target" schools where you stand a greater chance of acceptance, and at least one "safety" school 
 where you know you would likely be admitted and you would enjoy attending. 

 

Los Rios Community College District

- Click for information here!
 
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During High School -  Advanced Education - FREE classes! VA students have the opportunity to complete ten or more college courses upon graduation.  To participate, a student must:
  • Be at least 16 years old - but not yet 18 - OR already completed the 10th grade by the first day of college classes.
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.7 or higher. 
For more information please visit the ADVANCED EDUCATION WEBPAGE - READ AND
FOLLOW EACH STEP IN THE PROCESS!
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Class scheduling to be signed off by Mr. Palmer and a parent before submitting it to the college--also please attach all paperwork needed to complete the process.
 
For additional College Information -  Naviance for all grade levels please sign-up for REMIND.COM.
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 Spring 2018 applications are available. 2nd Workshop will be Wed. November 15th at 8:00.  Sarah Aldea - Outreach Specialist from Folsom Lake College and El Dorado Center will be visiting Virtual Academy to assist you with Step 2.  Please bring your application packet and Student ID#.  FLC emailed students their Student ID# after filling out the application.  
 

Visit Other California Community Colleges 

Community College Tools-ASSIST is an online student transfer information system to a California State University and University of California.  http://adegreewithaguarantee.com/
www.assist.org  (SEE YOUR COUNSELOR AT THE COLLEGE)
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SEARCHING AND APPLYING TO 4-YR COLLEGES?
 

University of California

There are 9 campuses across California.  The UC is highly competitive! The UC system has an excellent reputation for research and theory based teaching.   
 
UC - (Apply on-line beginning August 1st - applications are submitted November 1st - 30th)  
 
Review fall recommendation for SAT Subject Test   *Note:  Some majors at a few UCs recommend taking the SAT Subject Tests. Scores can still be submitted, and are sometimes recommended by certain campuses or programs. Taking the SAT Subject Tests may add positively to the review of your application. It is recommended that you take the test if you are interested in competitive majors.   Check here for the list.  
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  • Make sure you check out the UC Degrees at each campus!
  • Personal statement required!
  • Tips and Tools for California applicants - 2018 - 2019 - Application worksheet!
  • All prospective freshmen must submit scores from either the ACT with Writing, the SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or SAT with Essay (taken March 2016 or later)! Check here!
  • Letters of recommendation are not required!
  • You can have your official score report sent to one UC campus, and all campuses you apply to will receive it!  
 
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California State University

There are 23 CSU campuses. Visit www.csumentor.edu for admissions requirements, deadlines, and the application. CSUs - (Begin applying Oct 1st - Nov 30th)
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Find out if you are exempt from taking ELM - Entry Level Math or the EPT - English Placement Test.
  • CAASPP - California Assessment of Student Performance & Progress
 
Make sure you check Sacramento State CSU Degrees  
 
 CSU Admissions Application Tips!    (El Dorado County -  Quarterly)

 

EXPLORE 2 YEAR/4 YEAR & PRIVATE COLLEGES BY STATE, MAJORS, PROGRAMS

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OUT OF STATE SCHOOLS IN THE WESTERN REGION
 
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Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)  Click  here for a list of schools.
 

Private Colleges and Universities

There are 63 independent undergraduate colleges and universities in California alone.  There are hundreds of private colleges and universities to choose from.  
 
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 Apply on line using the Common App.  Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% at participating two and four-year college programs outside of their home state!
 
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This is a centralized toolkit for students to organize, build, and refine their applications to numerous institutions that includes diverse public and private colleges and universities. Students can share their locker with counselors, teachers, and mentors!  
 
COLLEGE PREP 101 - GUIDELINES AND REFERENCE MATERIALS     College Prep 101 Logo
 
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GUIDED PATH EDGE   - ON LINE TOOL TO NAVIGATE THE COLLEGE PROCESS
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RESOURCES and COLLEGE COSTS 

Click here!
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
I Don't Want to go to College. (Alternative Paths for High School Students)
 
 Why go to college? (Get advice & read success stories!)
 Know How To Go
 
 
 
 
Folsom Lake College Mandatory Steps to Register for Classes
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