I Applied to College, Now What? 
December 9, 2016  
Hello Students and Mentors!
College Applications Are Done, Now What?
The deadline to apply to UCs and CSUs has passed. Congratulations on applying! 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 (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 the next comin weeks, 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 institution's CSS PROFILE deadline. 
We hope you enjoy your holidays! 


I AM Staff 

What's New?
  • Scholarships
  • CSUs: What to do after you apply?
  • UCs: What to do after you apply?
  • What will you Need to file the FAFSA?
  • The CA Dream Act, what do you need to know?
  • Difference Between CSS Profile & FAFSA 
  • Sending your SAT scores 
  • Sending your ACT scores
  • Spotlight on:
    • How are UC applications evaluated?
    •  Mistakes to avoid during your senior year!  
    • Apply to EOP!  
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Scholarship Highlight
The Dream US Scholarship 
Asian Pacific Fund
Make it a habit to apply to scholarships throughout your college career!

Amount: Up to Full Tuition for AB-540 students
Application opens: November 15, 2016

Amount: Varies 
Deadline: January 11, 2016

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 a Decision   

What will you Need to file the FAFSA?


  • Your Social Security Number (And your parent's, if they have one)

  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

  • Your parents' or legal guardian's most recent tax returns, W-2s or other records of money earned 

  • Bank statements and records of investments, if applicable)

  • Records of untaxed income, if applicable

  • The student must register or be registered with the Selective Service, if the student is male, at least 18 years old, and born after December 31, 1959

  • A FSA ID is needed to sign electronically 



The CA Dream Act, what do you need to know?
Not a use citizen or permanent resident? You still may qualify for financial aid due to recent changes in California law. You could be eligible if: 
  • You attended a California high school for at least three years, and 
  • You graduated or will graduate from high school (or the equivalent) in California 
Students holding most nonimmigrant visas (e.g., F or J) are not eligible. 
Documents needed to File the CA Dream Act: 
  • W-2 Form(s) and other records of income 
  • Most recent income tax return 
  • Records of child support, if applicable 
  • Records of student scholarship and fellowships included in your parents taxes, if applicable 
  • Current bank statements 
  • Current investment or business records, if applicable 
  • Current business and farm records, if applicable 
  • Proof of any untaxed income, if applicable 


Difference Between CSS Profile & FAFSA 
  • The CSS PROFILE is administered by the College Board, a nonprofit organization, while the FAFSA is administered by the federal government
  • Since the CSS PROFILE is not a federal government document, it will inform you of all the non-federal financial assistance you are eligible for (i.e., loans, scholarships, grants, etc.). The CSS PROFILE is available for submission as early as the fall of each year, while the FAFSA cannot be submitted until October 1

  • The CSS PROFILE focuses more on your family's assets while the FAFSA focuses on your family's annual income
  • The FAFSA does not take minimum student contribution into account, while the CSS PROFILE does
  • One of the most significant differences between the two forms is cost. The FAFSA is completely free whereas the CSS PROFILE carries fees. The CSS PROFILE charges a one-time $25 application fee; this $25 fee includes sending the report to one college. CSS charges $16 for sending the report to each additional college. Do not let these fees scare you away from filling out the CSS PROFILE. There are fee waivers available.

Sending your ACT Scores   
CSUs-California State University

" If you have listed a CSU campus as an ACT score report recipient, you can use the ACT Scores Manager to release your score to additional campuses. Before you can use the ACT Scores Manager, you must first have arranged for your scores to be sent to a CSU campus."
UCs-University of California

Send your scores to one UC, it will send them to all your UCs

Sending Your SAT Scores 
CSU-California State Universities
UC-University of California
Use code: 3594
It will send to all your CSUs
Send your scores to one UC, it will send them to all your UCs

How are UC applications evaluated? 
Mistakes to avoid during your senior year!  
After submitting your CSU Application; apply to EOP! 
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 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. 

Only historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged undergraduate students who need admission assistance and support services to succeed in college are admitted to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). 

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