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College Resources

Looking for a College

If you’re not sure where to start, check out the following websites:


Online College Applications

The California State University (http://www.csumentor.edu/)
University of California (http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/apply-online/index.html)
The Common Application (https://www.commonapp.org)

How to Apply

  • Contact the Undergraduate Office of Admission at the college of your choice to request an application. Most applications are now available online; most colleges prefer this method.
  • Complete a rough draft of the applications essays. Get feedback from a trusted advisor: a parent, teacher, or counselor.
  • Request an official transcript from Lori Cutting to be sent to each of the colleges you have applied to. UC Academy will mail the transcript directly to the college. Please allow 1 week to process your request.
  • Complete the final draft of your application by completing an online application.
  • Make a copy of all materials for your files.
  • Send your completed application and all necessary components such as your application fee, resume, etc. to the college. Be sure your (student’s) name and social security number are written on the check.
  • Remember to have SAT and ACT scores sent directly to the college from the testing center. Even though scores are reported on the high school transcript, some colleges do not consider this official.
  • Each college will create a personal file for you. The college places your applications, transcripts, and letters of recommendation in a file as they receive them. An admissions counselor will review your file only when it is complete.

Aiming Higher Consultants

The following link will give you access to private consultation as well as other beneficial articles and tips for helping students developing public speaking, leadership, and interview skills: http://www.aiminghigherconsultants.com/

Guide To Graduating College Debt-Free

Planning for the financial reality of a college education is crucial for students who are preparing for college. With a carefully formulated plan, it is possible for many students to graduate from their institutions debt-free or with a greatly reduced financial burden. Get started here: http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/graduating-debt-free/