Lodi and Galt area high school seniors should not fear the college application
- Websites you can use
Apply to college through CSUMentor and find tips for admission
and financial aid.
Apply for financial aid, such as Cal grants, the Federal Pell
grant and student loans at Fafsa. Opens Jan. 1, 2012.
Take a virtual tour of hundreds of universities.
Scholarship search sites:
- Sweat the small things so you don't forget a big thing
Proofread your application
Get a teacher, counselor or someone to go over you application.
Parents, however, may not be the best idea as they may want to tell
you what to write.
Undeclared is the largest major
Don’t worry if you don’t have a major; you won’t be the only
one. Some private school do, however, require you to declare. If
you do choose a major, you can switch it later.
University not the only option
Community college is a good way to save money and figure out
what you want to do with your life. In the Lodi area, the most
popular ones are San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Cosumnes
River College in Elk Grove and Sacramento City College in
Look over transcripts
You’ll get these from your school’s registrar. Look over them to
make sure your classes and grades have been entered correctly.
It’s never too late for community service
Need to volunteer? Lodi students often help with a local Golden
Retriever rescue, at nursing homes, at the hospital. The Storm
Drain Detectives and Interact are clubs that help with community
Big mistake a lot of seniors make?
Dropping academic math in their senior year. For some, it makes
it hard to later pass math sections of exams, which means many
students end up taking remedial math courses in college before they
can take ones that count toward requirements.
The final decision
Apply to the schools you want, and see which ones you get into.
Most schools don’t require you to make a commitment until May 1,
— Sources: Local academic counselors.
Posted: Friday, September 23, 2011 8:18 am
Updated: 9:29 am, Fri Sep 23, 2011.
It’s senior year of high school. Time to spend as much time with
your BFFs as possible. Time to take the funnest of fun classes.
Time to be in as many clubs as possible.
Time to decide how you will spend the next four or five years of
your life. Scary, huh?
Or, use your
Friday, September 23, 2011 8:18 am.
Updated: 9:29 am.