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FAFSA (aka: Free Finans Application for Federal Student Aid).

File on line at:

www.fafsa.ed.gov

It’s Free! Upcoming Dates: January 18 – scholarships @ lunch January 25 – scholarship Dback January 25 – FLC Parent Information Night @ EDC February 1- Community College Fair Dback February 1 – Los Rios applications open February 2 – application workshop – 4th block

January 2017

FAFSA & Cal Grant Don’t miss out on Financial Aid! Whether you’re heading off to a 4 year out-of-state University, or are Community College bound, you may benefit from applying for financial aid. Filling out your FAFSA gives you access to all federal grants, work study programs, and is the starting point for federal parent and student loans. So, regardless of your financial status, the FAFSA is a must. Because it is federal,

those of you heading out of state will still benefit. For those of you planning for Community College next fall, filling out the FAFSA may also qualify you for the Board of Governors’ (BOG) fee waiver that can give you free or reduced tuition for all California Community Colleges. Accredited trade and technical school students benefit from the FAFSA as well. File now before the deadline!

February 28 – Folsom Lake Fieldtrip March 1 – due date for most EDC scholarships March 1 – FLC application Dback March 2 – FAFSA & Cal Grant Deadline March 7 – FLC Assess

Time to create your Cal Grant account! You will want to do this after you have filed your FAFSA don’t wait until the March 2nd deadline! To complete this step you will log onto www.webgrants4students.org to create an account. You will also update your school choice and confirm your graduation from this account as well!

CSU Placement Tests If you did not gain exemption through the EAP, SAT or ACT, you must take a placement test for all CSUs – either the EPT (English test), ELM (Math test), or both. Each test costs $20 and can be taken at Sac State. Sign up for the test at: www.ets.org/csu . If you do not pass the placement tests – proving you are college level ready in English or math, you must participate in the Early Start Program. Check out the info at: http://www.csusuccess.org. You should study for these tests! Tutorials and practice problems can be found at: www.csumathsuccess.org and www.csuenglishsuccess.org

CAMPUS

TEST DATE

February 8 – FLC application Dback February 22 –FLC application 4th block

Cal Grant:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

STUDENT SCORES AVAILABLE

Sacramento Sacramento

2/11/2017 ** 3/18/2017

1/27/2017 3/03/2017

3/06/2017 4/10/2017

Sacramento

4/01/2017

3/17/2017

5/01/2017

Sacramento

5/06/2017*

4/21/2017

5/29/2017

February 11 is the last date to test for Sac State. May 6 is the last day to test for most other CSUs Exemption for the EPT (English Placement Test) can be gained by:

Exemption for the ELM (Entry Level Math) can be gained by:

• A score of 550 or above on the Reading and Writing

• A score of 570 or above on the NEW SAT math. • A score of 550 or above on a Math SAT Subject Test • A score of 23 or above on the ACT Mathematics Test • A score of 3 or above on the AP Stats • A score of Standard Exceeded: “Ready for CSU college-level mathematics courses” on the EAP • A score of Standard Met: “Conditional” on the EAP, provided successful completion of a CSU-approved 12th grade math course that requires Algebra II as a prerequisite.

Section of the NEW SAT. • A score of 22 or above on ACT English Test • A score of 3 or above on either the Language or Literature AP test • A score of Standard Exceeded: “Ready for CSU college-level English courses” on the EAP • A score of Standard Met: “Ready for CSU Conditional” on the EAP, provided successful completion of ERWC or AP English.

Community College Community College Fair Dback – February 1 in the Cafeteria. Reps from several colleges will be here to answer your questions. Tickets are in the Career Center Pick yours up in the Career Center.

Sierra College opened their applications last fall. Apply online at: www.sierracollege.edu

For those of you headed off to a community College, now is the time to begin the process. There are five steps to take in order to enroll in Community College classes, here’s how it works: 1. Apply – Community College applications are all completed on line. Each school’s website has a link to their own application. You need your social security number to apply. Application Workshops: 2/2 or 2/22 (4th block) and 2/8 or 3/1 (dback). 2. Orientation – most schools require some sort of orientation before you can obtain a registration date. It is beneficial for you to get to know what programs and activities your school offers – you will be spending at least two years of your life there. Many schools offer online orientation. 3. Assess – each college requires that you take English and Math assessment test. These tests are for placement only, not for acceptance. You must have applied and obtained a college student ID number in order to assess. Each school will have a testing schedule on their website. Tests are free and usually take about 1 hour per subject. UMHS assessment dates for FLC are March 7, 14, or 21 at 3:30, at EDC. 4. Meet with a college counselor – once assessment tests are complete, make an appointment to meet with a college counselor. You must meet with a counselor in order to obtain an early registration date. The counselor will review assessments and develop an Ed Plan. Call your school for counseling dates. 5. Registration – this is the time you actually enroll in specific classes. The earlier your registration date, the more successful you will be at getting into the classes you want. Make sure you complete steps 1 thru 4 in a timely manner so as to acquire the soonest possible registration date. Register for classes within the hour of your time slot - classes fill up quickly!

Sign up for the Community College texts/e-mails to receive announcements and reminders.

Folsom Lake College Fieldtrip February 28 from 8:00 to 1:00 Both campuses Free!! Permission slips available

 Democrats of El Dorado Essay Contest: 1/27/2017  Schwab Rosenhouse Scholarship: 2/9/17 Most are due by March 1! Last year we gave away over $50,000  El Dorado High School Alumni: in local scholarships. Come to the Career Center for more 2/10/2017 information. Don’t miss out!  Speaker Contest: 2/1/2017 Check out local scholarships at www.CALocalScholarships.org  Constitution Essay: 3/1/2017 Don’t know where to begin? Two opportunities for help and Get Scholarship updates! information: Text: @dollars to 81010 or send an e-mail to:  Lunch: Wednesday January 18 [email protected]  Dback: January 25

Scholarships

Four-year bound? Make sure your school has your official SAT and ACT test scores! Also, keep checking your e-mail and college portals regularly for information from your school! Apply now for honors programs, housing and searching for school specific scholarships – don’t wait! th Some schools require a 7 semester transcript. Most schools will let you know your acceptance st status by March 1 .

Undecided??? If you are still deciding what to do after High School, come to the Career Center so that we can help you figure things out. There are a multitude of great programs out there that can get you jump-started to a career. There are amazing apprenticeship programs for those wanting a hands-on type of career. Let’s get it figured out now – graduation is in a few short months! Check out www.WhoDoUWant2B.com for ideas! Deciding you want to go to a 4 year college? It’s not too late! Several state colleges are still accepting applications. Many private and out of state schools don’t close their applications until February or March. Some schools have a rolling application process, meaning that they take applications up until May or June. Come to the Career Center if you need help!

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