Now What?

 December 4, 2015 
Greetings to you all!
You have finished your applications, what now?   
The deadline to apply to UCs and CSUs has passed. You made it! 

Now you should be working on your private and out-of-state applications, if you are planning to apply. Make sure to check when these application materials are due since they tend to have different deadlines. 

Also, take note of your winter vacation days and make sure that you leave time to gather application materials (e.g., transcripts and letters of recommendation) from high school staff before they go on vacation. 
The holiday break is also a good time to be applying for scholarships, as many major scholarships are due in the coming weeks. 

In January, we will be getting started with the FAFSA and CA Dream Act applications. For those who are applying to private institutions, the CSS PROFILE is also required; please check each institutions CSS PROFILE deadline. 
We hope you enjoy your holidays! 


I AM Staff 
What's New?
  • Greetings, College, what now! 
  • Scholarships
  • CSUs: What To Do After You Apply
  • UCs: What To Do After You Apply 
  • Spotlight On:
    • How Are UC Applications Evaluated 
    • What Will You Need to File the CA Dream Act/FAFSA 
    • CSU's Placement Test: EPT and ELM   
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Scholarship Highlight

Asian Pacific Scholarship Fund  

California Association of Collectors Scholarship 

Make it a habit to apply to scholarships throughout your college career!


Amount: 2,500
Deadline: Varies (two scholarships due in January, 2016) 


Find Out More Here

Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: January 20, 2016



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college students

CSUs: What to do after you apply? 

  • Print a copy of your application confirmation: Applicants should keep a record of their application ID number for their reference
  • Apply to EOP: Make sure your letters of recommendation were submitted for your EOP application
  • Order test score reports: Applicants should submit official ACT and SAT reports by the end of December 
  • Activate your student's portal
  • Check your e-mail constantly 
  • If you can, visit the campuses that you applied to

UCs: What to do after you apply? 
  • Print a copy of your application confirmation:Applicants should keep a record of their application ID number for their reference
  • Order test score reports: Applicants should submit official ACT and SAT reports by the end of December. IMPORTANT: To expedite the delivery of these test scores, UC does not recommend applicants to to use the ACT Priority Reporting or College Board's Score Choice function or Rush delivery. If you have your official score reports, send it to one campus and it will be available to all the campuses that you applied 
  • Update your Application: Students can log in to their application and, if necessary, update their telephone numbers, e-mail address, mailing address, or ACT/SAT Test scores. If there are changes to the student's academic record or other parts of the application, please click here for instructions. 
  • Await for decision   

How are UC application evaluated? 
What will you need to file the CA Dream Act/FAFSA
CSU Placement Tests: EPT and ELM 
UC applications are reviewed beyond grades and test scores. Staff members spend time evaluating student's academic achievement in light of the opportunities available to them and their capacity to contribute to the intellectual life at UC. There are 14 factors that are weighted to review students applications. These are: 

  • Your Social Security Number, if you have one. 
  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a US Citizen) 
  • Your parents' or legal guardians' most recent tax returns, W-2s or other records of money earned 
  • Bank statements and records of investment (if applicable)
  • Proof of untaxed income 
  • If male, the student must registered with the selective services

The California State University requires you to take the English Placement Exam (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics Exam prior to enrollment in the CSU unless you are exempt. The EPT and and ELM are not admission requirements, but are enrollment requirements. Thus, not taking these test could jeopardize your enrollment; hence your admission. To find more about the EPT and ELM such dates and exemption requirements...

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* Belmont High School
* Downtown Magnets HS
* Foshay High School
* Fremont High School


* Manual Arts High School
* Marshall High School
* Roosevelt High School
* Roybal High School


* West Adams Preparatory High School
* Ambassador School of Global Leadership


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