12th Grade - Seniors

Monitor your academic progress regularly

Check the Monthly Event Calendar for upcoming events and the Grade Level Presentations to attend presentations on various topics.

QUICK LINKS

Naviance

  • In the Fall, move all colleges (CSU's, UC's, Out-of-State Schools, Private Universities, Community Colleges, and Technical Schools) from the "Colleges I'm Thinking About" section to the "Colleges I'm Applying To" section in Naviance.

  • Work on your Resume Builder, if you are applying to a Private College /University or to create a Job Resume. Continue to post all your extra-curricular activities such as: volunteer hours, clubs, sports, awards, etc...

  • In the Spring, post where you are attending college so we can send your final transcript.

Check your email REGULARLY

  • Colleges/Universities will use email to notify you if you are missing vital documents from your College Application.

  • You will be notified via email if you have been accepted to their College/University.

PRIVATE / OUT-OF-STATE university Application deadlines

The Private / Out-of-State Universities require for you to complete the following:

  • Deadline to apply varies. *It is extremely important to meet with your Counselor to assure your documents are submitted on time.

  • Complete and submit the Secondary School Report (SSR) and List of Colleges to your Counselor which includes: Letters of Recommendation, School Profile, Transcript, Teacher and Counselor Evaluation documents.

  • Early Decision is due by September 24, 2021.

  • Regular Decision is due by October 15, 2021.

  • Complete and submit your Common Application.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE application Deadlines

The Community College Application window opens to apply online in the Spring (April/May).

Check the guidelines for applying to a Community Colleges in California (CCCApply).

Check the Local Community College Websites / Promise Grants / EOPS Opportunities.

Credits / Grades

  • Students must earn a minimum of 220 credits in required courses to graduate from an ESUHSD high school.

  • Every class that you pass successfully earns 5 credits.

  • Senior year you will be enrolled in 6 classes and earn 60 credits. By the end of your Senior year, you must a minimum of 220 credits.

  • Students with deficient credits, please contact your Counselor immediately to create a graduation plan.

  • You must earn a "C" or better grade to move on to the next level of classes.

  • Review the High School Graduation and "A-G" Requirements, and Course Sequence Matrix. Check the Naviance 4-yr Plan page.

Colleges / Careers

  • Colleges/Universities only accept "C" or better grades, if you earn a "D" you will need to re-take the class for a better grade.

  • Attend Grade Level Presentations.

  • Attend College / Career Fairs.

Exams

  • October 13 - SAT for Seniors (at no cost). Must register before September 13. More details soon.

  • November - LAST CHANCE to take the SAT or ACT College Entrance Exams. Students applying to competitive programs or Private Colleges will also want to take at least (2) SAT subject area exams to provide additional data - (TBD).

*Tip to save money:

    • Select up to four Colleges to send your SAT scores (FREE) when you register for the exam with this code 3594.

      1. Send to (one) CSU and all CSU's will receive your scores.

      2. Send to (one) UC and all UC's will receive your scores.

      3. Send to (two) Private Universities. Make sure to take advantage of this!

Financial Aid

  • Apply for FAFSA or the Dream Act Application for Undocumented Students. FAFSA window opens October 1, 2021.

  • Check the Financial Aid page for Scholarship Opportunities.

  • Ask about the Community College Promise Grants and the EOP(S) opportunities.

CSU / UC College

application deadlines

California State University (CSU) Application window opens to apply online from (October 1 - November 1).

  • You are required to self-report all your courses and grades. Request an unofficial transcript from your Counselor to complete your application.

  • Apply early and submit your college applications before the Thanksgiving Holiday!

  • Check the ESUHSD Spartan Promise Opportunity.

University of California (UC) Application window opens to apply online from (November 1- 30).

  • You are required to self-report all your courses and grades. Request an unofficial transcript from your Counselor to complete your application.

  • Apply early and submit your college applications before the Thanksgiving Holiday!

  • Check the Eligibility Index & GPA Calculator.

WICHE program

Explore the WICHE WEBSITE . The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) Agreement allows students who are residents of WICHE states to be eligible to request a reduced tuition rate at participating two or four-year college programs outside of their home state.

*Tip to save money--APPLY EARLY!

This program is not automatically awarded and many institutions are limited. WICHE Search by School.