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May is a key time of year for high school juniors. Proactive college planning will empower their senior year college application process. Below we provide key testing, summer planning, counseling, and college visiting tips.

May Junior College Readiness Leads to Senior Success


If you’re reading this article, you are most likely one of the tens of thousands of seniors placed on college waitlists, the new strategy for enrollment management. If you really want to go to a college that waitlisted you, do not wait to follow as many of these 10 tips as possible.

Don’t Wait To Get Off A College Waitlist


Many parents and counselors think students can just visit colleges after they get accepted. That is true for many large public universities as they don't track demonstrated interest. However, campus visits are important to help students visualize their future options. They need an opportunity to connect with college campuses, and springtime college visits will help them decide on their ultimate college lists as well as how to shape their upcoming year. Many college track the visits, and these visits are a great beginning as students may make key contacts. Moreover, this process helps families experience college together. If families can’t go, students can send pictures and notes back home. Please support this vital component of the college application process.

Spring Into Powerful College Visits



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Senior year of high school should be a time for mastery, exploration, and rigor. Colleges want academically inquisitive, passionate, and talented students. Here are some tips to guide seniors through their course selection for senior year.

Spring Into A Strong Senior Year Schedule


This is a time of agonized waiting for many high school seniors. They have submitted their college applications and supporting materials. Now their fate lies in the hands of admissions officers who are busily reading through applications. During this often agonized waiting game, students, families, and schools can use this time wisely. Here are some tips.

Surviving the Winter Waiting Game: Tips for High School Seniors


This is a prime time to help connect your under-represented students, schools, and community with free college access programs. Some are for individual students while others serve school sites. Several deadlines are coming up. Several organizations are looking for volunteers and paid staff (CSULA Upward Bound and College Spring).

Upcoming Deadlines for College Readiness Programs