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APPLYING TO COLLEGE

The page is for families of students who are applying to college. Rivendell families of high school students are strongly encouraged to make a free 30 minute consultation appointment with the director for college application advising. Please email rivendell.academy.fremont@gmail.com to make your appointment today!


DEADLINES

UC Application: November 30

CSU Application: November 30

Most private colleges Early Decision: November 1

Most private colleges Regular Decision: February 1


Rivendell Academy of Fremont

CEEB Code: 055025

College Savings


ScholarShare 529 Plan for California

https://www.scholarshare529.com/


College Application Timeline


Khan Academy College Application Timeline

https://www.khanacademy.org/college-careers-more/college-admissions/get-started/introduction-ca/a/master-timeline-college-admissions


College Entrance Exams (note: SAT or ACT is required to qualify for CalGrant)


ACT Exam

https://www.act.org/ 


SAT Exam

https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat/registration/dates-deadlines


CLT Exam

https://www.cltexam.com/


Free Test Prep

https://www.khanacademy.org/digital-sat/


Test Optional?

https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/applying-test-optional/


Choosing Colleges and Majors


O*Net Career Explorer

https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip


CaliforniaColleges.edu

https://www.californiacolleges.edu/ 

(email rivendell.academy.fremont@gmail.com to activate your account)


Niche (browse and sort colleges)

https://www.niche.com/ 


Building a Balanced College List

https://collegiategateway.com/crafting-your-college-list-balancing-your-list-from-reach-to-realistic


Early Decision and Early Action


Early Decision vs Early Action vs Regular Decision

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/what-to-know-about-early-action-early-decision-in-college-admissions

College Application Websites


Common App (most private colleges and out of state universities)

https://www.commonapp.org/

(invite rivendell.academy.fremont@gmail.com as your Counselor Recommender)


UC Application (all campuses)

https://apply.universityofcalifornia.edu/my-application/login


CSU Application (all campuses)

https://www.calstate.edu/apply


Coalition Application

https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/


California Community College Application

https://home.cccapply.org/en/


College Application Fee Waiver information

https://www.nacacnet.org/student/fee-waivers/


Writing College Essays

https://www.collegeessayguy.com/blog/how-to-write-a-college-essay


Requesting Letters of Recommendation

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/letter-of-recommendation-for-college


Request Rivendell Transcript

https://forms.gle/3u3oD7HTKrnDBmZDA


Financial Aid


Federal Student Aid application

https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

CSS Profile

https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/


CalGrant

https://www.csac.ca.gov/cal-grants


Net Price Calculator

https://collegecost.ed.gov/net-price


Student Loan Simulator

https://studentaid.gov/loan-simulator/

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