Ms. Bussey's Page

Upcoming Events:

September 11 from 8:00 – 8:45 am: Credo College Coffee Klatch, roundtable with Ms. Bussey

September 19 at 6:30 pm: Family Financial Aid Night with Margaret Mann

September 28 from 6:30-7:30 pm: Credo College Parent Roundtable

October 1: The UC application and the new Cal State Apply applications open

October 8 from 1-4 pm: NACAC STEM & College Career Fair, Santa Clara Convention Center

October 11 at 6 pm: Credo College Knowledge Night, Information Sessions and College Fair

October 18 at 6:30 pm: Credo College Roundtable, Focus on financial aid, Bard College presents.

November 1 at 7 pm: NACAC Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, South San Francisco Conference Center

November 8 from 6:30-8:00 pm: Top Ten College Admissions Tips for Juniors



September 14 at 11:30 am: Gettysburg College

September 18 at 9:00 am: Quest University, Canada

Also September 18 at 9:00 am: Academic Programs International  (Summer & gap year study abroad)

September 21 at noon: Bennington College

September 25 at noon: Lewis & Clark College (Juniors! Take note)

September 27 at 12:15 pm: U.C. Santa Barbara

October 4 at noon: Santa Clara University

October 18 at 6:30pm: Bard College

October 19 at 1pm: Pacific University, Oregon

October 26 at 1:30 pm: University of California, Berkeley -  for Seniors only


Important Deadlines:

NOW: Students and a parent should both create an FSA ID right now, even though October 1 is still far away. These unique credentials will allow you to access Federal Student Aid's documents and are required as your electronic signature.

October 1: FAFSA opens for senior families, visit and file ASAP!

October 9: Deadline to request transcripts and letters of recommendation from Mr. Schaefer for November 1 Early Action/Decision deadlines. Request must include an application list.

October 20: Deadline to request transcripts and letters of recommendation from Mr. Schaefer for December 1 Early Action/Decision deadlines. Request must include an application list.

November 1: Financial aid deadlines begin to kick in at some schools and for some public out-of-state institutions (Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Vermont, Washington).

November 30: University of California and California State University deadline. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


An Introduction to: Application Deadlines

A deadline is a deadline, right? Not always. All colleges have a regular decision deadline, often January 1st, although the regular application deadline for the UC and CSU systems is November 30th. Both applications and supporting documents must be received by this date. Students receive admissions decisions by April 1st and must commit to their college of choice by May 1st.

Early Decision and Early Action plans require students to apply early, often by November 1st but students receive their admissions decisions early too, often before the New Year. There are key differences between these two plans, though. Students may only apply to a single school Early Decision, and if accepted, the student is bound to attend. Any outstanding applications must be withdrawn. Students may apply Early Action to as many schools as they wish and although they are notified early, they do not need to commit until May 1st, enabling them to compare all offers. The schools offering these plans admit students at a much higher rate (as much as twice as high) under these programs. Therefore, a well-prepared student with a solid, realistic college list should consider this option.

Archive of Past Feature "Intros" and Featured Colleges

Gettysburg College Glatfelter Hall
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA
Best known for history, political science and psychology.

Core Values: Making an impact, inclusion and tolerance, faculty's nurturing of students as they seek their life's work.

2,600 students
Student-Faculty Ratio 9:1
4 Year Grad Rate: 80%
Californians: 2%
Admit Rate: 40%
Test Optional
Founded in 1832
Money Matters
Merit scholarships from $10k-$25k
Consideration is automatic
Need blind in ED
Net Price calculator is very accurate
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