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College Preparation

College Planning Websites:
Financial Aid Resources
 
Answer these questions about schools on your list?
  • Does the school offer the course/majors I want?
  • Do I meet the admissions requirements?
  • Does the school offer quality education at a relatively reasonable price?
  • Do many of the school’s graduates go on to successful careers?
  • Is the graduation rate acceptable?
  • Is the student loan default rate low?
  • Is housing available on- and off-campus?
  • Is federal student aid available at the school?
  • Does the school offer special services I might need?
  • Are measures taken to ensure campus safety?
  • Does the school offer extracurricular activities that interest me?
 

High School Senior Timeline

September
  • Register to take the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests.
  • Schedule a time to meet with your high school guidance counselor. Your counselor is a great resource to help with your college planning efforts.
  • Contact the admission office of schools that interest you.
  • Look for private scholarships sponsored by your community organizations; school and civic scholarships; government grants; government-assisted loans; work-study programs; etc.
  • Check application date and deadlines. Allow 1 month to process paperwork for application from school.

 

October & November

  • Attend college fairs to meet school representatives and gather information.
  • Return your admission applications.
  • Choose the right people to write your recommendation letters. Be considerate and give them plenty of time to prepare your letter.
  • Begin completing applications and working on essays.
  • Arrange campus visits.
  • Narrow the selection to your top college choices; then request financial aid information from these schools.
  • Run scholarship searches via the internet.
 
December & January
  • Check with each school’s financial aid office regarding deadlines.
  • Collect family tax information.
  • Complete FAFSA and submit as soon after January 1 as possible.
  • Continue your search for scholarships.
 
February & March
  • Stay on top of financial aid and college deadlines.
  • Promptly respond to requests from college admission and financial aid offices.
 
April & May
  • Finalize your college decision. Next, notify financial aid offices where you’ve applied about your decision.
  • Promptly respond to requests from college admission and financial aid offices.
 
June – August
  • Complete the necessary load applications
  • Verify with your counselor that your high school transcripts have been sent.
  • Complete final documents you received from your college.
  • Finalize your budget for the year.
  • Attend orientation.
  • Time to start packing.
 
At Capistrano Valley Christian Schools, we believe that our students are working toward the goal of entering a two or four-year university following high school graduation. Our goal is to prepare these students spiritually, physically, socially and academically for the continuation of their education after graduation. Over the past several years, our students have been accepted at the following colleges and universities:
 
Air Force Academy Allegheny College Algoma University American Musical and Dramatic Academy Arizona State University Arkansas State University Auburn University Azusa Pacific University Ball State University Barry University Baylor University Biola University Boise State University Boston University Cal Baptist University Cal Maritime Cal State Polytechnic University Pomona Cal State Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo California Lutheran  University Calvin College Case Western University Chaminade University Chapman University Chico State University Christian Heritage College Colorado State University, Pueblo Colorado University  Concordia University Concordia University at Austin Cornell University Covenant College CSU Channel Islands CSU Dominguez Hills CSU Fullerton CSU Long Beach CSU Monterey Bay CSU San Francisco CSU San Jose CSU San Marcos CSU Stanislaus Delta College at SUNY Brockport DePaul University Dominican University of California Dordt College Drake University Duke University East Tennessee University Eastern Illinois University FIDM Fresno State George Fox University George Washington University Gordon College Goucher College Grand Canyon University Grinell College Hope International University Harvard University Humboldt State University Indiana Wesleyan University John Brown University Lees-McRae College Lehigh University Liberty University Linn-Benton College Loyola Marymount University Miami University Michigan State University Midland University New England Conservatory New York University Northern Arizona University Northwest Nazarene University Notre Dame de Namur University Ohio State University Oklahoma Christian University Penn State Pepperdine University Platt College Point Loma Nazarene University Purdue University Rutgers University Saddleback College Saint Mary's College of California San Diego State University San Francisco State University School of Art Institute Seattle Pacific University Sichuan University Sonoma State University Southern Oregon University Southern Methodist University Southwest Baptist University St. Louis University Sonoma State University Southern Oregon University Stanford Syracuse University Taylor University Texas Christian University The University of Wisconsin, Madison Torrey Honors Institute Trevecca Nazarene University Trinity International University Tulane University UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UC Davis UC Merced UCLA University of Tennessee University of Alabama University of Alaska, Fairbanks University of Arizona University of Connecticut University of Denver University of Kansas University of La Verne University of Nevada, Reno University of Oregon University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburg University of Redlands University of San Diego USC University of the Pacific University of Utah Utah State University University of Washington University of Wyoming Valparaiso University Vanguard University Washington State Washington University in St. Louis  West Texas A & M Westmont College Wheaton College Whitworth College