Signature Programs

College Prep Timeline


September 2015

Item Checklist

  • Attend Westmark’s Common App Workshop to complete the majority of the Common App
  • Register for the October 24/25 ACT with Mr. Dramitinos by September 4. Mr. Dramitinos will distribute the forms before September 4. We recommended that all seniors take the October ACT. (PLEASE NOTE: ACT scores will need to be sent to the colleges by the student. Westmark does not report ACT scores to colleges).
  • Work on drafts of Common Application college essay.
  • Send formal invitation to teachers in September for recommendations via Naviance. A sample email request is in Naviance Documents.
  • Fine tune college list to include from six – eight great fit choices.
  • Continue to edit/develop college essays with College Counselor and English Teacher. This will include supplemental essays required by many schools.
  • Begin to work on non-Common App. college applications.
  • Attend Senior College Night.
  • Students and families meet individually with College Counselor.

October 2015

Item Checklist

  • Notify College Counselor and all teachers writing recommendations via email if applying Early Action/Early Decision by October 1st. Include date application is due in written notification.
  • California State School Applications available online on October 1. Submission deadline is November 30th. College Counselor will work with interested/eligible seniors on this application process.
  • ACT w/Writing test administered at Westmark on October 24, 25, 26.
  • Students to send ACT scores to schools as required.
  • Review Common App with College Counselor and Match with Naviance.
  • Begin supplemental essays (if required) for individual colleges.
  • If applying to University of California schools (not Cal States), begin two required essays.

November 2015

Item Checklist

  • Complete Common Application essay by November 01.
  • University of California application period opens November 01.
  • Boston College Trip is November 01 – 05.
  • Complete supplemental essays by November 20.
  • Complete and submit Early Action/Early Decision applications by November 20.
  • Complete and submit UC and Cal State applications by November 20.

December 2015

Item Checklist

  • Edit final drafts of essays.
  • Edit applications and triple check all information with parent or guardian before submitting with College Counselor.
  • Submit all applications by Friday, December 11.
  • Send ACT scores via ACT website to all schools (other than test optional colleges) as soon as you receive scores.

January 2015

Item Checklist

  • Happy New Year!
  • Check Westmark email daily and follow up on any emails you receive from colleges.
  • College Counselor to send Mid-Year Transcripts to all colleges.
  • Relax, your college application process is complete!

College Counselor
Katharine Gibson
818-986-5045 ext. 336

Ms. Gibson

Testing Coordinator
Manoli Dramitinos
818-986-5045 ext. 400

Mr. Dramitinos

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