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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 to make your appointment today!


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

College Application Timeline

Khan Academy College Application Timeline

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

ACT Exam 

SAT Exam

CLT Exam

Free Test Prep

Test Optional?

Choosing Colleges and Majors

O*Net Career Explorer 

(email to activate your account)

Niche (browse and sort colleges) 

Building a Balanced College List

Early Decision and Early Action

Early Decision vs Early Action vs Regular Decision

College Application Websites

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

(invite as your Counselor Recommender)

UC Application (all campuses)

CSU Application (all campuses)

Coalition Application

California Community College Application

College Application Fee Waiver information

Writing College Essays

Requesting Letters of Recommendation

Request Rivendell Transcript

Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid application

CSS Profile


Net Price Calculator

Student Loan Simulator

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