What's Next?

May 5th,  2017 
What's Next?

Now that you have decided which college to attend, you can start getting excited about your new school! We know that this month will go by quickly! Graduation is just around the corner. 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. 

Best of luck to all of you taking the UC Analytical Writing Placement Exam! Make sure to check our testing samples. 

I AM Staff
What's New?
  • College: What is next?
  • Scholarships
  • I AM Student Survey
  • I AM-Mentor Survey
  • New Student Orientation
  • Finalizing Your Financial Aid
  • Things to Do During the Summer: Getting Ready for College
  • Housing Options
  • Spotlight On:
    • 6 Things to Do Before Leaving High School
    • 10 Things to Know Before College Orientation
    • UC English Placement Test
Quick Links
Scholarship Highlight
Salvadoran American Leadership Fund
B. Davis Scholarship 
Make it a habit to apply to scholarships throughout your college career!

Amount: $1,000 to $3,000
Deadline: May 31, 2017

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: May 22, 2017

I AM Student Survey: Where Are You Going?
We are extremely proud about all of your accomplishments! 

Please let us know where are you enrolling in college by completing the following survey--it should not take more than 3 minutes! 

To complete this survey, please CLICK HERE

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail us at  pullias@usc.edu or at cgalan@usc.edu

Thank you for your participation in our program!--Carlos will be visiting your school during May and before you graduate. You will also receive a couple of more newsletters from us!

I AM-Mentor Survey: Where Are Your Students Going?
Dear Mentors,

Thank you supporting our students throughout the year! 

Please complete the 2016-2017 I AM End of the Year Survey. Deadline for this survey is on Wednesday, May 31st. 

To complete this survey, please CLICK HERE

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail us at pullias@usc.edu or at cgalan@usc.edu

Thank you for your participation in our program! 

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 During the Summer 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

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. 

6 THINGS to DO before leaving high school! 
10 THINGS I wished I knew before going to my college ORIENTATION!
UC English Placement Test
Please check this short article on some do's and don'ts before leaving high school.

Please check this article about the things you should know before going to orientation. 


Here are some practice questions to help you prepare for your UC Placement Test

I AM Schools

* 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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