Signature Programs

College Process / Timeline

September

September

  • Finalize College List
  • Complete Common App
  • Complete Personal Statement

October

October

  • Confirm Letters of Recommendation with Individual Teachers
  • Write Supplemental Application Essays (ongoing through December)
  • Write UC Personal Insight Questions
  • Finalize Early Applications two weeks before November 1 or November 15 deadline
  • Complete FAFSA and Financial Aid Forms (ongoing through December)

November

November

  • Submit Early Admission applications two weeks before November 1 or November 15 deadline
  • Submit UC and Cal State Applications two weeks before November 30 deadline
  • Request all official transcripts to be sent to each college two weeks before deadlines (ongoing)
  • Request all official ACT scores to be sent to each college two weeks before deadlines (ongoing)

December -January

December - January

  • Submit remaining applications at least two weeks before deadlines
  • Complete additional applications for specific LD programs

February - April

February - April

  • Check status of all applications directly with each college
  • Regularly check email and online accounts for communication from colleges
  • Complete Community College Applications
  • Plan extended college visits or attend accepted student days
  • Complete Cal Grant by March 2
  • Assess Support Services at each college to which you’ve been accepted
  • Compare top three college choices
  • Reply to college of choice of by May 1
  • Send in housing request

May

May

  • Identify personal accommodation needs
  • Identify LD accommodations available at the college of your choice
  • Contact Support Services and submit your documentation
  • Meet with a representative with Support Services if possible
  • Identify additional campus resources for academic and social support at the college of your choice
  • Register for orientation

Katharine Gibson
College Counselor

kgibson@westmarkschool.org

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