Venture Scholars Program - The Ventures Scholars Program is a national nonprofit membership program designed to promote access to higher education for young adults interested in pursuing math- and science-based career
QuestBridge - A non-profit program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation's best colleges
Page Program - High school juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in core academic subjects may apply to work as Pages in the U.S. House of Representatives. Pages assist Members with their legislative duties, deliver correspondence and small packages within the congressional complex, answer phones in the Member cloakrooms, and prepare the House Floor for sessions.
College Bound Program - Provides classes that strengthen the academic skills necessary for students to compete, informs parents and students of the required coursework for college admission, and assists in navigating the application process.
SAMS at Carnegie Mello University, Pittsburgh, PA- A rigorous residential summer experience for good students who have a strong interest in math and science and want to become excellent students.
COSMOS - Is a four-week residential program for talented and motivated students completing grades eight through twelve. Students work side-by-side with outstanding university researchers and faculty exploring advanced topics that extend beyond the typical high school curriculum
EPGY: Stanford University - Offers Summer Institutes are two-to-four-week residential programs for academically talented and motivated middle and high-school students taught by a Stanford instructor, who covers topics not typically presented at their grade level.
Phillips Academy- Supports a number of programs that provide educational opportunities to students beyond those who attend the Academy during the regular school year.
MITES Program - a rigorous six-week residential, academic enrichment summer program for talented high school students who are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering.
Harvard Summer School - Challenge yourself in Harvard classes and programs this summer. Earn credit toward a degree, satisfy intellectual curiosity, or gain new professional skills.
ACT Test Dates - ACT U.S.test dates for the 2012-2013 academic year. Test dates for future academic years are available.
SAT Test Dates - U.S. / International SAT and SAT Subject test dates are displayed. Test registration and other important information is available.
The Common Application - Providing and processing online and in print applications to any of its 414 Common Application members.
Why Go To College? - Planning resources and reasons for applying to college.
5 Key Skills for Academic Success - Tips for parents to help their children meet academic success.
Know How 2 Go - Interactive website that prepares students, at different grade levels, plan for college.
First In The Family - Resources available resources for first generation college applicants.
Educational Opportunity Program - CSULA's program is geared at assisting and supporting disadvantage students succeed within a university educational level.
College Check List
Ask for Letters of Recommendation
Fill out College Applications
Essays/Personal Statements/Additional Writing Prompts
Complete Application Fee Waivers
Send Official Transcripts and SAT/ACT Scores via Registrars Office
Contact Colleges to make sure all application materials were received.
Select and Apply to Scholarships (September – November)
Apply for Student Pin
Apply for Parent Pin
Collect Parent Income Tax Forms
Attend FAFSA Orientation
BOYS MUST CHECK SELECTIVE SERVICE!
Send your ACT scores to colleges, universities or scholarship programs
Send your SAT scores to colleges, universities or scholarship programs
Get your financial aid PIN
You’re Accepted! Now What?
Confirm your acceptance with college
Create online profile at your college
Turn in a copy of your acceptance letter to Upward Bound
Submit Username and Password of college profile to Upward Bound
Make sure FAFSA is complete and received at your college
Submit all outstanding financial aid documents
Sign up for student support services
Pay for registration and housing fees
Choose housing and food plan
Register for classes
Take/submit MPT scores
Accept Financial Aid
Confirm scholarships will be sent to your college
Confirm: class schedule, housing (move in date?) text books, class fee
California Community Colleges
California Community Colleges Chancellors Office - Office of the Chancellor provides general information about the community college system in California.
Course Articulation- provides information about the transfer requirements from a community college to CSU or UC.
Los Angeles Community College District - provides information specific to the Los Angeles community colleges.
California State University
CSU Mentor - provides information about the entire Cal State University system in California including online application and access to other sources.
The California State University - from the office of the Chancellor.
Early Assessment Program - provides information about the different opportunities offered through early assessment at the CSU.
The University of California
UC Application Online - Apply for the University of California online.
UC Office of the President- provides general information for students and counselors. Very resourceful site.