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Don’t Panic

But the deadlines for college applications are approaching.

This does not mean that you should stop reading this and go submit your application.

This does mean that you should:

  • Gather your transcripts.
  • Have a trusted college guidance counselor offer feedback on your personal statement(s) (not the day before, but now).
  • Ask your counselor and teachers for letters of recommendations (before you write their information down. If you need guidance, check here)
  • Carefully fill out your application and have a trusted college guidance counselor review for common mistakes.
  • And then click the submit button.

So now that you have been reminded, don’t procrastinate! The online applications will get more and more crowded as the deadlines get closer. If you’re applying to California State University (CSU/Cal State) or University of California (UC) schools, word to the wise: the website will crash frequently during the final days.

And if you need a reminder on the application sites: CSU, UC, Common Application (for many private colleges and universities). If the school you are applying to can’t be found here, Google is your best friend. Find the school’s website and look for their “Apply” tab/button/page.

Again – Don’t Panic. But do get a move on. The worst rejection from a college or university is the one you give yourself by missing the deadline.

So get your app in gear and get ready to submit!

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Santa Ana College Scholarship

Santa Ana College football players from blog by Michael Yanow

Did you know that Santa Ana College has scholarships for high school students who will enroll full-time at the school?

They do! And the application is fairly simple, releasing your academic records to the different scholarship reviewers who need to see your transcript. It’s available online or in the Student Services office. And even better, it gives priority to AB540 students!

The deadline is April 9, 2012, so if you’re a high school student matriculating in Santa Ana College, make sure you send in the app. You don’t want to miss out on this free money.

And once you’re a SAC student, make sure you check back in with Student Services in the fall. The school has their own Scholarship Booklet that you do not want to overlook. That’s another easy way to get money to cover your fees so you can focus on your schooling to complete your program or transfer to a four-year college or university.

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HEEF Deadline

It is officially the high time of college scholarship application season. The 2012-2013 school year begins in just a few months, and even though it seems like forever before you’ll need the money, college tuition won’t disappear. One of the best ways for many students in the OC area is to apply to local college scholarships.

The Hispanic Education Endowment Fund scholarship deadline is fast approaching. The application, available on their website, is due to them by March 9, 2012. Also know as: This Friday.

Even better, documentation doesn’t matter. As long as you live in the OC and have lived here for at least 6 years, you can apply for their scholarship.

If you’re a Latino or Latina who is headed to college or already attending, and you live in Orange County, CA, send in those apps! Time is running out!

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FAFSA Deadline this week

It is that time of the year. Again. FAFSA submission season.

March 2 is screaming up on us like a Decepticon. In fact, it’s this Friday. Thank goodness for leap years.

Why does March 2 matter? Because, if you’re a California resident, March 2 is the absolute last day to file your FAFSA in order to qualify for the Cal Grants. And Cal Grants will cover most of the fees for the CSU system.

You can submit your FAFSA even if you or your parents haven’t completed your taxes yet. If you’re going to file a little closer to the tax deadline, just select “Will file” when you get to that question. And use your 2010 taxes to fill out the financial information.

So you get on that paperwork and make sure you submit your FAFSA before March 2 becomes March 3.

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