Admissions Offers Are Coming!

March 3rd, 2017 
Greetings to you all!
Start to check your e-mail for admission decisions!     
You made it through the college and financial aid application process! Congratulations to those of you who have already received college admission offers! You should receive all your admission offers by the end of March, so make sure to check your e-mail often in the next few days.

You have until May 1st to decide which college you will be attending this Fall 2017. You should not accept your admission offer without checking your financial aid award letter. 

In the next upcoming months, continue to apply for scholarships--you never know what you might be eligible for, unless you apply! 


I AM Staff 
What's New?
  • Greetings, Admission Offers Are Coming! 
  • Scholarships
  • I AM Field-Trip to UCI and CSUDH
  • Send Your EFC to Carlos and Michelle
  • Cal Grant Information 
  • CSU Placement Test 
  • Housing Options
  • Spotlight On:
    • How will my Financial Aid Award Letter look like?  
    • Mistakes to Avoid During Your Senior Year!
    • CSU's Placement Test: Practice Questions 
Quick Links
Scholarship Highlight
David Putter Scholarship 
South Central Scholars  
Make it a habit to apply to scholarships throughout your college career!

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Amount: Up to 2,500
Deadline: Open Now--Must submit intake form first.

Join us for our I AM Field-Trip to UCI and CSU Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)!
Are you considering UCI or Cal State Dominguez Hills as your school for Fall 2017?

Join us for a tour of both campuses!--transportation and lunch will be provided! 

When: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 10, 2017
Where: USC campus (drop-off and pick-up) 

Send a Copy of your EFC/ CA Dream Confirmation Page to the Pullias Center 
Dear I AM Students, 

As we work with you throughout the college application process, we are required to keep records of your college and financial aid applications. 

Once you submit your FAFSA or CA Dream Act, remember to send us a copy of your confirmation with your EFC information !  

Thank you to those of you who have already sent us your confirmations! You can send send your EFC's to either Michelle or Carlos

Cal Grant Information 
After you complete your FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application you need to create an account with in order to check your Cal Grant Award. 
Once your account is created, you will be able to see your Cal Grant Award details and manage your award accordingly. 
In order to view your award you need too:
  • Complete the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application
  • Your Counselor needs to verify your GPA 
  • Make sure your counselor has all the information needed in order to verify your GPA.
  • Check with your counselor to see whether or not you will need to fill out the Cal Grant paper form.

CSU Placement Test 
The CSU requires you to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry-Level Mathematics Test
(ELM) before you enroll. Your scores will determine which Math and English courses you should take to
begin your career at CSU. These tests are not an admission requirement. However, they are a
requirement for enrollment.

If you are not exempt from taking the EPT or the ELM, make sure to register for a test no later than
May 1.
You may be exempt from taking the EPT and/or ELM;
click here to check the exception guidelines.

For test locations and dates and to register for the EPT and ELM, click here. 

CSU Housing and Deadlines 
If you are thinking about going to a California State University and want to live on campus, we recommend that you start applying to student housing sooner rather than later.

To get and idea of the different housing deadlines for CSUs, click the box below. 

How will my financial aid look like? 
Mistakes to avoid during your senior year! 
CSU Placement Tests: Practice Questions  
Once you have completed your FAFSA OR CA Dream act application, each college will send you a financial aid award letter. 

Your Financial Aid Award letter will be a combination of grants, work-study and loans. 

It is very important that you do not commit to a university without taking a look at your financial aid award letter. 

Your senior year still counts; so stay focused! Colleges and Universities check your second semester of your senior year. Here are some DO NOT DOs during your senior year.  


Here are some practice questions to help you prepare for your EPT and ELM Test! 

I AM Schools
* Belmont High School
* Downtown Magnets HS
* Eagle Rock High School
* Fremont High School
* Manual Arts High         School

* Ambassador School of     Global Leadership
* Marshall High School
* Roosevelt High School
* Roybal High School

* West Adams Preparatory High School
* Santee Education Complex

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