From the Office of the Academic and College Counselor

 

Mrs. Green, Academic and College Counselor

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All Students: If you have received a “D” or lower grade in any semester core class you will need to repeat it in a summer school option.  Cabrillo summer schedules have been out since mid April but you will need to apply on the web site (www.cabrillo.edu) and complete your assessment before registering for a course. The course must be pre-approved by Mr. Cmaylo or Mrs. Green to assure it is a comparable course to the one being remediated.  You will need a “Concurrent Enrollment Form” signed by Mrs. Green or Mr. Cmaylo.


Other summer school options include BYU on-line learning courses or other high school level summer school. Many charter or private high schools also offer a limited summer school program and public schools may be a possibility if the student has received a failing grade. See Mrs. Green or Mr. Cmaylo for more information.

AP Juniors/Seniors:  AP Exams will be given during the weeks of May 2nd--May11th.   AP students need to be at school and in room B-4 no later than 7:50.  Testing begins promptly at 8am.  Students must wear their regular uniform during testing days and are expected to return to class each day after the testing is completed.  It is advisable to have students bring a lunch during test days.

Seniors:  Congratulations to seniors on their many college acceptances and as grants and scholarships are awarded.  Remember that you must send/email/ copy your “Acceptance Notice” to Mrs. Green ASAP.

Other reminders & next steps for Seniors:


  • Keep Checking your college portal and e-mail!
  • Complete any scholarship applications ASAP.  
  • If you need an official transcript you must have your “Transcript Request” form completed with your parent signature (even if you are already 18).  Remember that it takes the front office 3 working days to send it out so allow that time for the transcript to be sent when planning your scholarship timeline.
  • Be sure to update and complete the FAFSA
  • Sign your financial aid SAR and send it to the college you have decided to attend.
  • Read all forms sent from colleges very carefully and return what is needed.
  • Be sure to call college financial aid and housing offices if you have questions.
  • Pay all fees due for housing, orientation, and class registration programs ASAP to ensure a space will be available for you.
  • Inform the other colleges that you will not be attending their program once you have made your final choice.
  • During the final exam period, you will need to complete one last “Transcript Request” form so that your final semester grades will go to the college you are attending.

Cabrillo: Seniors still considering Cabrillo or another community college should see Mrs. Green for assistance as needed.  The “Running Start” early registration process has closed as of April 15th but regular registration for classes is still available.

Juniors:   

  • Remember that summer is the perfect time to research colleges and careers. Avoid unnecessary stress in the fall.  Complete your college and career inventories on Naviance to determine that your personality and your career options are compatible.

  • Do take advantage of visiting colleges where ever you go on your vacation or weekend jaunts.  Keep good notes, take pictures of the campus, talk to admissions directors, then file the information in a safe place to be used later when you are making a decision about which colleges to apply to.

  • Be sure to work on your PSAT score results though Khan Academy and the PSAT website.  This is one of the best ways to improve your PSAT/SAT test scores.

  • If you haven’t scheduled your junior appointment with Mrs. Green, there is still time to do so. Schedule your appointment as soon as possible.

ACT/SAT Registration:   

You have until May 5th to register for the SAT for June testing (without penalty by going on www.collegeboard.com); however, a late fee will be charged if you register after May 5th. Those students planning on going to a UC may also want to take two subject tests, one math (Mathematics Level II), and one other if going into a Science, Math, Engineering, or technology major. You can also register over the summer for one of the testing dates in early September, October, or November for a second/third try.

ACT registration (www.actstudent.org)  for June 11th test date is May 6th for regular registration.

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