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.
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.
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)
Reviewfall 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.
Make sure you check out the UC Degrees at each campus!
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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