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College Corner: Evangelina Tello offers checklist for college prep

Paige Provost | The Feather Online

Academic advisor Evangelina Tello each year prepares a September checklist for seniors as they begin preparations for college.

In the academic counselor’s office, senior meetings kicked off the 2019-2020 school year. Academic counselor for the past two years, Evangelina Tello guides students of all ages through their high school and junior high careers and college prep.

With college application deadlines approaching, Tello advises students to keep deadlines in mind. She also shares the importance of seniors starting and finishing their year strong. The consequences to a poor second semester may result in a rescinded letter of acceptance.

“Something that is very common throughout many seniors in the United States is that their acceptance letters get sent out in the beginning of the second semester, ” Tello said. “So then students are really excited that they have been accepted to their dream school. But then I have heard some students say, ‘oh, I’m going to slack off my last semester,’ and then end up getting a ‘D’. Later they find out that their application was rescinded.”

Each senior was provided a sheet of important dates to refer to when they are unsure about a deadline for a specific category. They were highly encouraged to save these dates on their phones or planners to prevent missing any deadlines or paying any late fees. Below is a list of items and dates provided to the students to keep as a resource.


SAT Test Date: Oct. 5, 2019

Late Registration Deadline: Sept. 24, 2019


SAT Test Date: Nov. 2, 2019

Registration Deadline: Oct. 3, 2019


Fresno Office of Education

Hosted at the Fresno Convention Center, there will be a Fresno Area College Night available to all students, Sept. 11,6-8:30 p.m.

ACT Test Date: Oct. 26, 2019

Registration Deadline: Sept. 20, 2019



Fresno Area College Night: Sept. 11, 2019 

Fresno Convention Center 

6 – 8:30 p.m.



FCS College Fair: Oct. 15, 2019 

Fresno Christian Schools 

At lunch time in the quad


Christian College Fair (NACCAP): Oct. 15, 2019  

Hope Lutheran Church 

6 – 8 p.m.


College and university application deadlines

CSU App. Window: Oct. 1 – Nov. 30, 2019

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Academic Counselor Evangelina Tello met with all seniors during the first two weeks of school to discuss their remaining high school career and college plans.

UC application window: Nov. 1 – 30, 2019


Community College Honors Deadlines

Clovis Community College: Jan. 30, 2020


Fresno City College (FCC): Jan. 24, 2020


Financial aid

FAFSA rolling deadlines

FAFSA App. Window: Oct. 1 – March 2, 2020


The following tweet features Academic Counselor, Evangelina Tello speaking about the upcoming college fair held at the Fresno Convention Center, Sept. 11, 6-8:30 p.m.

Fresno Christian offers college application workshops

CSU workshops

CSU workshop No. 1: Oct. 23, 2019 

Students interested in applying to a CSU may begin and complete their application on FCS campus with the CSU representatives.

Fresno Christian Schools


CSU workshop No. 2: Nov. 13, 2019

For students who need to finish or begin their application, this will be the final workshop on campus where they have the opportunity to receive help from the CSU representatives.

Fresno Christian Schools


Community college workshops

Community college step 1 workshop: Sept. 25, 2019 

Students will begin filling out the application for the community college of their choice during a lab set up on FCS campus.

Fresno Christian Schools

Fresno Christian holds its own college fair every year, which will be held in the quad during lunch, Oct. 15. Additionally, Hope Lutheran Church hosts a Christian College Fair the same night, 6-8 p.m.

Community college step 2 workshop: Oct. 7, 2019

This workshop will have students activate their community college email and WebAdvisor while on the FCS campus.

Fresno Christian Schools


Community college step 3 workshop: Dec. 9, 2019

Students are required to complete the online orientation. The completion date of the orientation will determine their registration date.

Fresno Christian Schools



Community college step 4 workshop: Feb. 13, 2020

Community college representatives will be on campus to meet with each student one-on-one planning out their courses for first and second semester of their freshman year.

Fresno Christian Schools


Community college step 5 workshop: April 16, 2020

The community college representatives are back on campus going through WebAdvisor, informing students how to register for their planned courses.

Fresno Christian Schools

For students who have any questions regarding registering for a test, applying to a college, or financial aid, they are encouraged to schedule a meeting with the academic counselor, Evangelina Tello. Tello can be reached via email.

For Tello’s post of the importance of student testing, read College Corner: SAT and ACT registration details.

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