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College Prep Timeline


Click on the corresponding grade level of your student to see a timeline of suggested activities and tasks for the school year.

To be eligible to attend for a 4-year college (CSU, UC etc.) you will need to:

  1. Complete A-G requirements with a grade of a 'C' or better. You can use the form at the bottom of this page to track your grades for A-G (recommend downloading the pdf).
  2. Complete the SAT or ACT during Junior/Senior year if required by the college you plan to apply to.
  3. Apply to colleges by their deadline


UC's require an essay


Private colleges may requires essays and Letters of Recommendation

Click the number to be directed to the grade level timeline.

  •  If you hope someday to be in the National Honor Society, check out their requirements.   
  •  If you are a student athlete planning to participate in sports at college, meet with your school counselor to discuss NCAA eligibility requirements.  Details can be found at