Important Dates

Stanislaus State’s Open House on October 14th from 8:30am-12:30pm. Register here

October 19th- FAFSA Workshop- Computer Lab- 5:30-7:30  creating the FSA ID  please have both parent and student complete FSA ID before attending. Bring 2016 tax information. Filling out the FAFSA pre-worksheet

October 1November 30= CSU application open to submit

November 1-30= UC application open to submit


Useful Links for College Information


UC Campus Tours Link

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Application Tips

Fair Opportunity Project

This is a fantastic guide for students and parents. Answers a lot of questions about college planning, college searching, financial aid, etc. Use the table of contents to quickly skip to the information you want.

College Search Tool

Big Future CollegeBoard. Search for colleges by major, location, size, etc. Very helpful to start the college search process.

Western Undergraduate Exchange– 

Through WUE, students in western states may enroll in more than 150 two-year and four-year college institutions out of state at a reduced tuition level.

College Scorecard

U.S. Department of Education gives costs, graduation, and debt indexes for colleges– Information regarding California’s Private Colleges

The Fiske Guide to Colleges – (buy on Amazon or see Mr. Atkins) A guide of over 300 colleges that provides a straightforward insider look into colleges. If purchasing the book is difficult, we’d recommend skimming or reading the book at a bookstore over several days

Niche – A website that allows you to get ratings on dorm quality, food, and social life through students submitting their own feedback. As students submit the scores, you will get imperfect information, since students will likely be biased. With that in mind, you might still get some useful insight.

College Confidential – A website that offers anonymous forums for students to ask many questions about colleges and get answers from fellow students.

Just Ask! – A workbook by the American Federation of Teachers to evaluate colleges and find out which college is the best fit to your situation and preferences.

CSU-UC Comparison of Minimum Admission Requirements

Common Application   Common Application Tips

Use the Common App to apply 100’s of colleges across the nation.

Net Price Calculator– Great resource for calculating total college costs, and looking at how much students in similar situations have paid in the past

College Presentation Slideshow 2017-18

17-18 College Information Handout

Summerville High Early College Program

For information on taking courses at Columbia Community College while enrolled at Summerville or Connections

Link to Early College page on Columbia’s Website


Click here for all SAT and ACT test dates and registration deadlines for 17-18

$$$If you qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch you are eligible for an SAT and ACT fee waiver. See Mr. Atkins

What’s the difference between the ACT and SAT?

SAT Registration LinkACT Registration Form

Community College Information

17-18 Columbia College Presentation

A Degree With a Guarantee– Community College transfer degrees and programs

Find a Community College and Program

Trade and Technical School Information