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Thursday, March 4th, Lunch Career Chats, Jeff Ross-Founder of NetGain (business/entrepreneur)
Tuesday, March 2nd, 6-7:30pm - Moorpark College Career Week Entertainment Panel-Register
Thursday, March 4th, 12:05pm - Career Chats, Jeff Ross-Founder of NetGain-Zoom Link
Sunday, March 7th - NACAC STEM Fair: Register
Thursday, March 11th, 5:00 - 6:30pm - Parents: A Healthier Approach to College Admissions Register
Thursday, March 18th- Lunch Brian Counsil-owner of private jet company (airline industry)
Sunday, March 21st - NACAC Virtual College Fair: Register
Sunday, May 2nd - NACAC Virtual College Fair: Register
Past College Planning Presentations
Moorpark College Information Session (1/27/21) - Moorpark College Senior Presentation
FAFSA and Financial Aid Information - Financial Aid Presentation by CLU
How to Build a Well-Balanced College List - Click Here
How Colleges Make Decisions - Click Here
*In light of the pandemic, many colleges have gone test-optional including UCs and CSUs. Visit https://fairtest.org/ to view the lastest colleges added to the list. Confirm on each college website and verify merit/scholarship or specialized programs/majors are test-optional as well.
University of California
- The University of California application opened on August 1st. Submission of completed applications is November 1-30. Seniors should start working on their responses to 4 of the 8 “Personal Insight Questions” (PIQs) that are part of the UC Application for 2020-21. For more information about the UC PIQs, visit: https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/files/uc-personal-questions-guide-freshman.pdf
- UC applications: Recommendation letters are not needed (unless specifically requested by a particular campus).
- Send your SAT/ACT scores to one campus and all of the campuses will receive your score report.
- Application fee is $70/campus. For more information, visit http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu
California State University (CSU)
- The California State University (CSU) application for 2020/21 opens on October 1st.
- Submission of your completed application is November 1-30 and the application fee is $55 per CSU campus.
- The application can be accessed at: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply You will be asked to list the courses you have taken during your high school career and/or are scheduled to take during your senior year, grades you received in those courses, as well as the scores received on your ACT and/or SAT if applicable.
- Recommendation letters are not needed. In general, no essays or summary of your extracurricular activities are submitted for these CSU applications, but some campuses may require short answers.
The Common Application
The Common Application for 2020/21 opened August 1st and the essay prompts have not changed. Seniors should start working on their CommonApp essay and begin to complete the CommonApp application now. More than 900 colleges and universities will accept the CommonApp. For more information, go to: http://www.commonapp.org
The Coalition Application
The Coalition Application: A different application platform similar to the CommonApp, with over 140 college/university members. Students can open an account now by visiting: http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org
If you are considering playing your sport in college--and, if you have not registered already--you must register ASAP with the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association). Information is available at: https://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/High_School_IE_Standards.pdf To register, go directly to www.eligibilitycenter.org