College and Graduation Information
NAVIANCE FAMILY CONNECTION COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS
All students should be filling out our 4 year plan to help as a guide to determine what classes they should be taking and what grades they need to have in those classes in order to move to the next level and eventually get to their post-secondary goals whether it is a junior college, four year college, vocational school, military or work.
Here are a few links that you will need when you sign up for the SAT and/or the ACT.
The best time to register for your 1st test is in the Spring of your Junior year. That allows you to have completed your higher level courses and also will prepare you to take the test again, if you choose to in order to increase your score, before application are due in the Fall of your Senior Year.
The link below allowed you to look at the old SAT scores, new SAT scores and ACT scores to determine the relationship differences.
This next link allows you to look into 300 colleges across the states for a birds eye view of their average SAT/ACT scores that they are looking at for their particular college.
- Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at the beginning of your Junior year at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
- Complete the amateurism questionnaire completely and truthfully.
- Ask your high school counselor to send your transcript to the Eligibility Center at the end of your Junior year.
- Take the ACT or SAT and use the code "9999" to have your official scores sent directly to the Eligibility Center.
- Check with your high school counselor to make sure you are on track for graduation with your class and have the required A-G required core courses.
- Request final amateurism certification during your Senior year (beginning April 1 for fall enrollees and beginning October 1 for spring enrollees).
- Ask your high school counselor to submit your final transcript with proof of graduation.
Lodi High School's NCAA Clearinghouse Code 051441
If you are interested in sports at a intercollegiate level, please research the following link for more information.
REQUIRED CLASSES TO GRADUATE HS
Students and parents need to refer to this sheet in order to understand what credits and classes are needed not only to graduate from high school but also to meet the minimum requirements to attend a CSU and a UC.
What to do after high school? That is the million dollar question. Four year college, community college, vocational school, military or work. So many choices for YOU. Well, wherever and whatever you choose to do for YOUR future, we are excited for you. Here are a few links that will help guide you in a few directions.
One quick and very IMPORTANT hint, ALWAYS write your username and passwords down somewhere safe. You will use the same one the whole time.
UC Applications process can be exciting but daunting if you wait until the last minute. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE! Work on your essay, edit, revise so it showcases who you are all along precisely answering the UC's questions. Application window opens on November 1st and closes November 30th.
CSU application is a bit easier as you are able to start working on it as early as 9th grade. They have on the website the high school planner. Each year, put your classes and grades in the planner. As a senior, when you are ready to apply, all the information roles right into your application. Convenient and user friendly. Application window opens on October 1st and closes on November 30th.
Private school can be trickier. Each private school has their own deadlines. You will need to visit each of the schools you are interested in to determine your timeline. However, most private schools are now able to use the common application to make it easier for you to apply. So, if they use the common application, here is the website. (You can also check this website to see what schools subscribe to common application).
Last, but certainly not least, are the community colleges. A great option for all students as they not only serve the pathway to a four year college but have amazing programs for students who are interested in the vocational process. The application window varies slightly but usually opens around March with no real deadline. However, the more your PROCRASTINATE, the less classes you might end up with for your fall semester.
Remember, contact your school counselor for more information. But, please, review all the websites. There is an amazing amount of information for you to research.