What is Next?

June 9, 2017 
Greetings to you all!
This fall, you will be in college! 
Congratulations on graduating from high school!  Take some time to reflect on the last four years and be proud of your achievements! 

Do not forget to submit all of the necessary forms (i.e., final high school transcripts, financial aid documentation, immunization records, orientation registration, and summer bridge programs required documents) to complete your college registration. Many services and programs such as housing, orientation and summer bridge programs are on a first come, first serve basis. Furthermore, make sure to choose an orientation session in July (if available) as you will use this time to register for classes, and they tend to fill out quickly. 

Finally continue to apply for scholarships. Now that you have a better idea of how much college costs, we hope that you can see how a $500 or $1,000 scholarship can help to lessen the cost of college. 

It has been a pleasure to work with you this year. If we can help in any way as you transition into college, please do not hesitate to contact us!  

I AM Staff

What's New?
  • College: What is Next?
  • Scholarships
  • I AM Student Highlight
  • Mentor Spotlights
  • Sending Your High School Transcripts
  • College Orientation
  • Finalizing Your Financial Aid
  • Things to Do During the Summer: Getting Ready for College
    • 10 Things You Should Do In College Before You Graduate
    • 8 Things You Should Know About Federal Work-Study
    • Accepting an Admission Offer from the Waiting List 
Quick Links
Scholarship Highlight
Different Jobs available with LA Youth at Work
Unigo Scholarships  
Make it a habit to apply to scholarships throughout your college career!

Are you interested in working during the summer? Visit LA Works at the link below to find different work opportunities for you!

Amount: Varies 
Deadline: Varies

I AM Student Highlight 
We are extremely proud of your accomplishments throughout this year. We are extremely thankful to you for letting us be part of your college application process and your academic journey! 

Mentor Spotlights 
On behalf of the Pullias Center for Higher Education, we would like to thank to all our mentors who gave their time to ensure the success of our students. We would also like to congratulate our graduating mentors: Dominique and and Jovany. 

Again, thank you to all of our past, current and future mentors. Without you, this work would not be possible. 
  If you would like to know about Domique's experiences in our program, click here:  

If you would like to know more about Jovonay's experience in our program, click here: 

 Sending Your High School Transcripts!
If you do not submit your official high school transcripts, your admission offer is going to be declined! 

Make sure to send your high school transcripts by the deadline, many are due on July 1, and double check this information with your college/university. 

Also, make sure to post-mark your mail and double check the address of the admission office you are sending your transcripts to! 

New Student Orientation
Why is it important? 
  • This is a "get acquainted" time. If you have not done so yet, this is your chance to get to know the campus, take a tour, meet students and experience what the campus will feel like during the fall. 
  • This is an informational time. You will learn how to enroll in classes, explore degree requirements and, if attending a UC, you will take your math placement test. 
  • This is the beginning of your college journey, enjoy! 

Finalizing Your Financial Aid 
  • Re-examine your financial aid applications (make sure you updated your information in the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application)
  • Check your student portal. Make sure that you do not have any pending items. If you do, take care of them right away and contact your financial aid office
  • If you are taking loans, complete your Loan Entrance Counseling and your Master Promissory Note

Things To Do After High School To Get You Ready For College
  • Send your official transcripts to your college/university no later than July 1st. If you send them through the mail, make sure to post-mark them
  • Register and attend your college/university orientation
  • If you are living on campus, contact your new roommate
  • If you will be commuting to college, practice how to get to campus on your own
  • Visit your college/university
  • Make a list of all the different things you will need during college
  • Participate in a summer bridge program, internship or get a summer job! 
  • Learn how to drive, apply to get your driving permit
  • Keep applying for scholarships, be productive with your time

10 Things You Should Do in College Before You Graduate 
8 Things You Should Know About Federal Work-Study
UC Waitlist: Accepting Admissions Off The Wait-list 
Everyone has a bucket-list. Here is a list of things you should experience in college, if you get the chance to. 

Work-study is a way for students to earn money to pay for school and personal expenses. In addition, work-study give students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while pursuing a college degree. Here are 8 things you should know about work study: while gaining professional experience outside of the classroom. 


If you are offered admissions off the wait-list at a UC, please visit this website for answers to the FQA and directions about the process. 

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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