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Seniors: Don't forget to request a final official transcript to get sent to your university. Students admitted to a UC will need to submit final, official high school and college/university transcripts. Other required documents may be needed, such as official AP/IB exam scores. Please bring Mrs. Banks an envelope with the address of the the University on the front and your name and student ID written on the inside flap (see example below).Going to a Community College?: Make sure to sign up on the clipboard by the front door in the CCC for a transcript! Juniors: Get a head start on your UC application: This is the first year that students can start filling out the 2015-16 admissions application as early as Aug. 1. In order to complete your application before submitting it Nov. 1-30. View the UC’s quick-start guide for the fall 2015 applications HERE.
Have any questions? Ask Mrs. Wigdor in the CCC. Is there a university that you would like to learn more about?
Come by and fill out a University Visit Request so Mrs. Wigdor can schedule the colleges you want to see!
Did you know that our very own Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute not only helps students with credit recovery, but also has outstanding vocational programs that can lead to great employment opportunities? Whether you are looking for training in your chosen career or planning to go to a four year college but need to have a rewarding job to help you pay for school, the Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute has so much to offer. It is one of the best kept educational secrets of Simi Valley! Classes are very affordable and include programs such as Cosmetology, Business & Computer Technology, Machinist, Welding, Dental Technology, as well as extensive medical programs including Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, Surgical Technologist, and Respiratory Therapist. To learn more, check out the Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute Website. Course catalogs and brochures for their popular medical programs are available in our College and Career Center, as well. Thanks for helping support our community of Simi Valley!
- Ask for teacher and counselor recommendations if it is required - Fill out Brag Sheet & give 2 weeks' notice
- Have you already taken the ACT or SAT? Go to collegeboard.org and actstudent.org to sign up!
- Decide what schools you want to apply to! Think about Safe Schools, Match Schools, Reach Schools
- Research Requirements and Deadlines! UC and Cal State Application deadlines are 11/30
- Start writing your personal statement
- Attend College Visits in the CCC and Tour College Campuses
- File the FAFSA
- Consider how you will pay for colleges - Come in to the CCC to learn about Scholarships and FAFSA.
HELPFUL WEBSITES: * admission.universityofcalifornia.edu * csumentor.edu * californiacolleges.edu * Fastweb.com * Scholarships.com * FAFSA.ed.gov.
Students who do not confirm their high school graduation status will not be eligible to receive their Cal Grant Award. If you have any questions, call 1-888-224-7268.
- If you are not currently taking a math class at SSHS, you can see Mrs. Wigdor for this unofficial transcript starting now, and through June 21st.
- If you are currently taking a math class at SSHS, you must wait until June 15th to pick up your unofficial transcript from Mrs. Wigdor; you have until June 21st to pick it up from here. After that go to the Main office.
Remember to check your MyVCCCD portal frequently; this is where your registration day will be posted. The summer and fall Schedule of Classes is online now.
** If you haven’t done an in-person orientation, I highly recommend it. Bring your unofficial transcript, your 900#, and your English Assessment Confirmation to your in-person orientation and they can update your account (for math) at this time as well. To make an in-person orientation appt, you must have applied to Moorpark, set up your 900 account, and taken the online English and Math assessment. Call 378-1428 to sign up for an orientation; have your 900# ready when you call. Orientations are every Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:00. You will receive very valuable information at the orientation, and you can clear your math issue as stated above at the same time.
If you filed the FAFSA, there are still financial aid steps you must complete for Moorpark College to process your financial aid. Below are step by step instructions; call the Financial Aid Office at Moorpark College if you have any questions.
UC Colleges 11/1 - 11/30
CSU Colleges 10/1 - 11/30
Moorpark College 3/1 is the first day you can apply for Fall admission.
Private and Out of state schools check with individual schools.
Plan for College: The Action Plan from the College Board is a recommended timeline for students to follow.
If you are not sure what you want to study in college take a look at the College Majors & Career Profiles.
Finding a College
Applying to College. Helpful information on the application process and essay skills.
If you need a TRANSCRIPT for college applications or for scholarships, you must request them with Mrs. Banks in the Counseling Office. Make sure to get an extra “unofficial” transcript for you to keep and photocopy for scholarships that don’t require an “official” one. Once you ask for it, you must return within three days to pick them up or she will throw them away and you will not be able to get another one for a month. After applying for college, all schools want a final, June Transcript.
If you need a letter of recommendation from your counselor fill out the Brag Sheet. Letters of recommendation take two working weeks to be completed.
Come into the CCC to find out more about the scholarship opportunities below. Remember to check on all current scholarships with Mrs. Wigdor in the CCC.
Search for Scholarships
California Private Colleges
Information on admissions, housing, tours, links to UC and Cal. State web pages and more.
- CSU Information
- Click here to apply online with CSU Mentor
- CSU Eligibility Index Calculator
- Early Assessment Program(EAP)