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Important Info

Are you a male turning 18 soon?  Don't forget to...

       

If you’re college bound, make sure you submit your FAFSA (to be eligible for a Cal Grant). Even if you’re going to a college out of state submit the FAFSA as soon as possible.

If you're college bound, register to take the ACT, PSAT, SAT or SAT II test as soon as possible.

Apply for any and all scholarships you can!!  Check the Daily Bulletin and the Career Cove for more information.

Learn more about the California High School Exit Exam.

Need help planning for college?  Check out our College Planning pages!

Free... that's right... FREE SAT prep is available from the U.C. College Prep Initiative.  Select the link "Other Students" under the "Free SAT Prep" icon.  All students are encouraged to take advantage of this valuable service.

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Senior Year Timeline

The senior year is a VERY busy time and can be VERY expensive. The figures below represent the approximate costs for the 2013-14 school year and are subject to change. Most of these expenses are customary but not required.

Please note: the due dates and exact amounts vary.  However, this list should give you a general idea of the kinds of senior expenses.  Figures do not include club costs, participation on athletic teams (shoes, pictures, etc), specialty activities such as band and cheerleading, shop projects, etc.

Summer
    - Senior pictures: $50-$600+
    - Senior Grad Ads: $100+

August
   
- Physical education uniforms (if taken): $20
    - NCAA Clearinghouse: $70
    - Senior T-shirts/sweatshirts: $21-$27
    - Begin to survey scholarship opportunities

September
    - Attend college workshops
    - Take the SAT and/or ACT: $36.50-$52.50
    - Register for the SAT II test for U.C. and some private schools
    - Student body cards (mandatory for athletes): $25

October
    - Applications for U.C. and State Universities available online
    - Request applications from other colleges and universities
    - Yearbook: $70  Order Online
    - Lettermen Jacket: $200+
    - Attend the NorCal College Night @ Whitney High School

November
    - Application filing period for UC/CSU ($55 fee each); private schools vary in cost
    - Attend college rep meetings
    - If you have not ordered your yearbook, do it now!  $70  Order Online
    - Purchase Grad Night tickets ($35 until end of March).

December
    - Last month to take the ACT, SAT, or SAT II for U.C.
    - Obtain your unique pin number for FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) online
    - Consult with the college regarding special admissions procedures
    - Attend financial aid workshop, "How to complete the FAFSA," etc
    - If you have not ordered your yearbook, do it now!!  $70  Order Online
    - Graduation announcements: $20 - $300
    - Cap & gown: $30
    - Parents' Grad Ad: $100+
    - School ring: $100-400
    - Purchase Grad Night tickets ($35 until end of March).

January
    - FAFSA can be filed after January 1 (deadline is March 2, 2014)
    - Last day to order your yearbook online is mid-January!  $70  Order Online
    - Request seventh semester transcripts if required by college
    - Parents' Grad Ad: $100+
    - Purchase Grad Night tickets ($35 until end of March)
    - Cash for College (January 26, 2015)

February
    - File the FAFSA and Cal Grant
    - Usual period to apply for housing at college
    - Courtwarming dance: $ varies
    - Purchase Grad Night tickets ($35 until end of March).

March
    - Community College applications available online
    - Purchase Grad Night tickets ($35 until end of March).

April
    - Prom expenses: $100-300+
    - Purchase Grad Night tickets ($40 until end of April).

May
   - Senior picnic
   - Purchase Grad Night Tickets ($50 until the last day of school).

June
 
   - Purchase Grad Night Tickets ($50 until the last day of school).
    - Request your final transcript from the Registrar
    - Graduation
    - Grad Night

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Bookmark this page and check back regularly.  As pertinent information for graduation or other senior-related events becomes available, it will be posted here.

 

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