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Important Dates Seniors-C/O 2020
This week marks important dates for those who are attending community college such as El Camino College and for those of you who are planning to attend a 4-year university.
With that being said, here are some reminders that we covered last week:
Reminder for those attending El-Camino College
Thursday, April 30th, is the day in which you are to complete all steps for the South Bay Promise which will cover your first 2 years of tuition! Below are the steps found on their website:
Steps for Eligibility
You must complete steps 1-6 by the April 30, 2020 priority deadline to receive a conditional acceptance letter from the South Bay Promise.
- Apply for Admissionfor Fall 2020.
- Complete and submit a South Bay Promise Application.
- All students are required to submit a2020-2021 FAFSA or California Dream Act application regardless of income.
- Complete the English and Mathematics Placement Survey in MyECC. This will be available once you apply for Fall 2020 Admissions and receive your El Camino Student ID number.
- Complete the New Student Orientation.
- Meet with an El Camino Counselor tocreate an Educational Plan.
- Connect with an approved South Bay Promise Student Support & Success Program (requirements and application deadlines vary). See below for a list of approved South Bay Promise Programs.
- Register for a minimum of 12 units for both Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. (If you are registered with the Special Resource Center on campus and have been approved, then you are only required to take 9 units for both Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters)
Need help completing eligibility steps? We can help! Outreach services such as New Student Orientation, Information Sessions, and an Open Forum for enrollment questions are now available online through Zoom. Please visit the Outreach Upcoming Events webpage for details and to sign up!
Reminder for students planning to attend a 4-year university:
FRIDAY, May 1st is the deadline for choosing your university!
- With that said, please make sure to pay attention to you portals and ensure that you have the money ready for an SIR deposit. In addition, your housing plans may also have to be solidified by Friday as well. Please make sure that you do all items and take precaution of the to-do item in your portals and emails.
- If you all have any questions or need any help in deciding, please do not hesitate to contact myself, Mrs. Infante, Ms. Donison, or your instructors!
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UCLA EAOP - UC Office of the President Updates
Your friendly neighborhood UCLA EAOP checking in with the Class of 2020!
Here are some items that were distributed through the UC system this week that would pertain to you!
FOR STUDENTS WHO MAY HAVE RECIEVED WAITLIST OFFERS FROM UC CAMPUSES:
Tomorrow, April 15th, is the last day for students to opt-in to the waitlist to be considered for admissions.
More than likely, they will contact students after May 1st in regards to waitlist decisions. However, if you would like to remain in the pool, remember to log-in to your portals to take advantage of the opportunity.
WHAT IF I AM NOT SURE IF I WILL ATTEND A UC CAMPUS THAT ACCEPTED ME:
"The deadline to accept an offer of admission, known as the Statement of Intent to Register, remains May 1 for freshmen and June 1 for transfers. Students who need additional time, or who need a deferment of a deposit, should contact their campus admissions office directly.
Requests will be considered individually by each campus providing maximum flexibility to students needing extensions, and individual campuses have the authority to extend the deadline for accepting admission offers beyond May 1 or June 1. If a campus has extended its admissions deadline, they will notify admitted students directly.
To inquire about receiving an extension, students should contact the admissions office of the campuses to which they have been admitted or use the messaging tool provided within the admitted students' portal."
If students are looking to appeal to schools that may have sent them a letter of denial, please make sure to check the portals to see what the specific deadline may be!
HOW WILL MY AP EXAMS BE VIEWED?
"For this year only, AP exams will be administered in 45-minute online format which students will take from home. The exams will include material that most high schools would have covered through early March. Despite the shortened exam format and reduced content, UC recognizes the effort that students have already applied in these challenging courses and will continue to award UC credit consistent with previous years for 2020 AP exams completed with scores of 3, 4, or 5."
WHAT IF COVID-19 HAS AFFECTED MY FAMILY'S FINANCIAL SITUATION?
"Students and families who believe that their situation has changed significantly and who would like to have their financial aid re-considered should do these three things:
- Utilize the campus financial aid calculators to determine if the change in their family’s finances would affect the amount of financial aid they are eligible to receive.
- If the calculator shows a change in financial aid eligibility they should contact the financial aid office at the campus they are planning to attend to get information on their appeal process.
- For the best information on how to reach their campus’s financial aid office they should check the student portal or on the financial aid website. Campuses will respond to students by email, telephone, or with virtual counseling sessions.
Re-evaluations of financial aid are likely to occur later this summer. Please remind your students that these evaluations are done on a on a case by case basis and that process requirements can vary from campus to campus."
That's all for now everyone!
-Ebreon Farris | UCLA EAOP
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