College Information for Seniors
Scholarship Search Engines
Here are some scholarship search engines that I have found helpful to students. Many of these have the same scholarships in their database - find a site you feel comfortable navigating!
College financial aid and scholarship
Please join the College Financial Aid and Scholarship Google Classroom to access resources.
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LGBTQIA+, DACA, & Undocumented
Check out these recommended colleges for LGBTQIA+, DACA, & Undocumented Students!
FAFSA & CA Dream Act
The California Department of Education and the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) urges all California high school seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA). Filing financial aid applications is the first step toward college success and helps eligible students qualify for federal, state, and campus-based aid as well as some private scholarships.
Important college/career dates and deadlines
Graduating Seniors moving to DVC
Graduating high school seniors who will be attending DVC for the 2024/2025 school year!
The "Steps to Enroll for Graduating High School Seniors" webpage has moved and gotten a new look! The link below contains all of the information and links for high school seniors who are interested in attending DVC as first-time college students after high school graduation, including how to register for COUNS-095.
NCAA eligibility info
View the updated SAT/ACT requirements
What is the SAT?
It's a standardized test that students can take before applying to colleges. The exam tests students on math, reading, and writing content by having students analyze and evaluate problems.
A student can score between 400-1600; the higher the score a student achieves, the better their chances are for college admission.
The test is offered through an organization called the CollegeBoard, which also offers other standardized exams such as the PSAT/NMSQT and AP exams. A student must register on the CollegeBoard's website to take the test.
What is the ACT?
It's a standardized test that students can take before applying to colleges. The exam tests students on math, reading, writing, and a bit of science content by having students analyze and evaluate problems.
A student can score between 1-36; the higher the score a student achieves, the better their chances are for college admission.
The test is offered through the ACT company, and a student must register through their website to take the exam.
Please complete your brag sheet and send it via email or drop off a hard copy.
Senior Counselor Assistance
Your Counselor is here to help you!!
We meet one-on-one with seniors to see where you need assistance with your application process.
Fee waivers! If you think your student might qualify for a fee waiver, please send them to Mr. Walters in the College and Career Center S7--preferably during lunch or brunch.