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COLUMN: Senior college prep dates and deadlines

New campus academic advisor Evangelina Tello continues the occasional column, College Corner, for The Feather Online. She shares college prep advice and offers college counseling in her office. Tello can be reached via email. Her office hours are M/T/Th 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wed/Fri., 8 a.m. – noon. She encourages students to set up appointments during these hours but has an open door policy as well. Read her first article, College Corner: Take responsibility for early applications.

The 2018-2019 school year has kicked off to a great start here at FCS! Last October, I started my new position as Fresno Christian’s academic advisor and I was thrilled to be returning this school year to experience a first day of school. And now seniors need to pay attention to upcoming dates and deadlines.

Julia Fikse | The Feather Online

Evangelia commits herself to assisting students academically.

Students and parents can find the new location of my office downstairs in the junior high and high school office. Along with a new location, I am now serving as the high school California Scholarship Federation (CSF) coordinator where I will be working with the student members and hosting lunch meetings.

I have high hopes that our seniors will finish their academic careers strong while taking advantage of the resources and services provided to them here at FCS. I look forward to work with our new senior class and assisting them with their post high school plans. My goal was to start the year strong and meet with every single senior before September.

During these one on one meetings we discussed their graduation track, college applications, SAT/ACT, highlighted dates and deadlines they need to be aware of. Below I have provided in four sections information for seniors and their parents to refer to for the months of September and October.

Testing:

– SAT test date: Oct. 6

Late registration deadline: Sept. 26

– SAT test date: Nov. 3

Registration deadline: Oct. 5

Register at www.collegeboard.org

-ACT test date: Oct. 27

Registration deadline: Sept. 28

Register at www.act.org

College Fairs

Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 6-8:30 p.m.

  • Fresno Christian Lunch College Fair at the FCS courtyard

Monday, Sept. 17, during lunch

Monday, Sept. 17 from 6-8 p.m.

Application Workshops

  • FCS Community College Application Workshop, No. 1

Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Apply at www.scccd.edu

Clovis Community Honors Program Deadline: Feb. 1

  • CSU Application Workshop, No. 1

Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

CSU Application Deadline: Nov. 30, 2018

Apply at www2.calstate.edu/apply/freshman

Fresno State’s Smittcamp Honors Scholarship Deadline: Dec. 18

  • UC Application window: Nov. 1-30, 2018
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Tello advises senior Darrin Williams on college applications in August.

Apply at admissions.universityofcalifornia.edu/applicant/login.htm

Financial Aid & Scholarships

FAFSA opens up Oct. 1: Apply at fafsa.ed.gov.

Scholarship Websites

Pay for college:

1) College Board–Grants & scholarships

2) Fastweb.com

Transcripts

Colleges will request an official transcript which will have our registrar’s signature. The unofficial transcript will not have an official signature and is usually requested if a student or parent wants a copy.

Take the time to read Tello’s final College Corner article last April: College Corner: Prevent rescinded applications. For more articles, read Homeroom changes designed to build unity.

Evangelina Tello can be reached via email.

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