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Weekly Updates

Each week you’ll find updates from your College & Career Counselors.

September 17, 2020

Financial Aid Night for Senior Families

Carondelet and De La Salle will be hosting (virtually) Financial Aid Night on Monday, September 28 at 7:00pm. Priscilla Muha, Director of Financial Aid at Cal Maritime, will present information about the different types of financial aid, the financial aid application process, how financial aid is awarded, and answer frequently asked questions about the FAFSA (financial aid form), and the financial aid process. If you plan to apply for financial aid this year, please attend this event. A Zoom link will be emailed to families and posted on Schoology the day of the event.

 

Reminders for Seniors

Due October 1: If you are applying to any colleges with a rolling admission or an early action/early decision deadline, you must complete the signed College List Form to your Counselor by October 1. This form was emailed to all seniors on Friday, Sept. 4. Transcripts and letters of recommendation will not be sent until this form is turned in. All of these colleges must also be on your Naviance list of “Colleges I’m Applying To.”

Due November 1: If you are only applying to colleges using the regular decision deadlines, you must complete the signed College List Form to your Counselor by Nov. 1. This form was emailed to all seniors on Friday, Sept. 4. Transcripts and letters of recommendation will not be sent until this form is turned in. All of these colleges must also be on your Naviance list of “Colleges I’m Applying To.”

*By November 1, all colleges should be listed in your Colleges I’m Applying To list in Naviance. After November 1, you will need to talk with your College Counselor in order to add or delete any colleges on your list.

 

SAT School-Day Test at Carondelet—Registration is Open

Carondelet will be offering an SAT test on Wednesday, Oct. 14 for seniors.

Registration Form

The final day to register is Sept. 28.

 

Colleges That Change Lives Virtual College Exploration

Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. CTCL was founded on a philosophy of building the knowledge, character and values of young people by introducing them to a personalized and transformative collegiate experience. Although the member colleges approach this challenge with varying perspectives, institutional missions, and pedagogical strategies, a student-centered mission is common to all campuses.

Learn more about CTCL and register for the information sessions.

 

Best of Texas College Fair

Students are invited to a Virtual Open House for California students and their families on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 PM (PST) and on Saturday, September 26 at 1:00 PM (PST). The programs will be casual and will provide lots of time for students to “wander” from room to room.

Here is the program registration link.

It will start with an Introduction followed by five-minute presentations by each of the universities (Baylor, Southern Methodist, Southwestern, Texas A&M, Texas Christian, Texas Tech, and University of Houston). Then for the remainder of the program, students and their families will be able to join representatives in their respective breakout rooms. There, you will have an opportunity to hear updates about new majors or programs, benefits of going all of the way to Texas from California, how their admission processes have recently changed, and of course to ask specific questions of the admission representative.

 

Upcoming College Rep Visits

Make sure to register in Naviance for the visits. Open to all juniors and seniors.

Upcoming visits: University of Portland, University of Oregon, Miami University, Western New England University, University of Oklahoma, Texas Christian University, Santa Clara University, Elon University, University of the Pacific, UC San Diego, University of Connecticut, Chapman, Embry-Riddle, University of Arizona, University of New Hampshire, Oregon State, Illinois Wesleyan, Loyola University Maryland, Bentley University, Northwestern, SUNY at Purchase College, Colgate, and Ohio Wesleyan.

 

UCLA Fall Open House

Join students and staff to learn more about UCLA! You will have an opportunity to learn more about admission, financial aid, housing, academic programs, resources and student life. Live sessions will be recorded and posted on the Fall Open House website after the event with closed captioning.

This event his being held throughout the week of October 5.

Registration is required.

 

Jesuit Excellence Fair

Prospective applicants considering pursuing their undergraduate degrees at a Jesuit institution are encouraged to check out the Jesuit Excellence Tour (JET) program, a series of recruitment events that allow admissions staff at Jesuit colleges and universities to jointly recruit targeted areas across the country.

  • Wednesday, September 23*: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
  • Sunday, October 11: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
  • Thursday, November 5: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)

Click here to register online (registration code: JetTour2020)

*Click here to download schedule for September fair

 

UC Berkeley and University of Chicago Webinar

UC Berkeley is partnering with the University of Chicago for two joint admissions events. Join us for one of our information nights, which will include an introduction to both universities as well as an overview of the admissions process.

Sign Up Now!

 

National Catholic College Admission Association College Fairs

The National Catholic College Admission Association is a nonprofit organization of Catholic colleges and universities committed to promoting the value of Catholic higher education and to serving students, parents and counselors.

Virtual College Fair #1

Tuesday, September 29, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm ET

Registration link for students will be available on their website on September 18.

Virtual College Fair #2

Thursday, October 15, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm ET

Registration link for students will be available on their website on October 5.


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