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
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 https://fafsa.ed.gov 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.