SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
WVUSD COLLEGE NIGHT/COLLEGE FAIR
Due to travel and social distancing restrictions the Walnut Valley Unified School District’s Annual College Fair/College Night will be a Virtual event on Thursday, September 17th from 6pm to 8pm. We will provide our Juniors and Seniors the opportunity to learn about many different types of colleges & post-secondary programs during personalized group sessions. This occasion will provide students and parents the chance to: Hear from Admission Officers, Gain Important College & Post-Secondary Knowledge and Ask Questions.
Students will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of presentations and information sessions. Please use the link below to register.
SENIOR PROFILE PACKETS-DUE DATE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020
If you are applying to a university which needs information from your Grade Level Coordinator such as a Letter of Recommendation, you need to complete a Senior Profile Packet-SPP and submit it properly using the Submission steps explained on the Class of 2021 webpage. The SPP is located on our Class of 2021 webpage. If you are only applying to Cal State Universities-CSU or University of California-UC campuses, you DO NOT need to complete and submit the SPP as the CSU and UC does not require letters of recommendation. DO NOT MISS THIS DEADLINE!
LAST DAY TO DROP A CLASS WITHOUT RECORD/WITHOUT A GRADE RECORDED ON TRANSCRIPT
Friday, September 18, 2020 (End of 6-week grading period) is the last day to drop a class and not have it on your record/not have a grade recorded on your transcript.
GLC EMAIL ADDRESS
As you know, WVUSD email addresses changed in August. We will still receive emails addressed to our previous email address; however, from this point on, for college applications etc. students are to use our new email addresses. This will make it much easier for us manage our portion of your applications. This applies to students still inviting us on their application platforms such as Common Application.
COLLEGE INFORMATION ETC.
Please go to the Class of 2021 Webpage at:
To consult our September 4, 2020 email for information on the following:
UC Application Workshop & UC Virtual Tour Information
CSU Application Workshop & CSU Virtual Tour Information
Graduation Cap & Gown and Announcements Ordering Information-Herff Jones
We hope the September 15th Financial Aid/FAFSA Virtual Workshop was helpful for those able to participate. Thank you to the MT.SAC Financial Aid staff for conducting the workshop for our class. The workshop was not recorded; MT.SAC prefers students and parents consult their webpage for other outstanding materials, videos, tutorials etc. Please see this information below…Their videos are basically the same presentation as our September 15th Workshop.
Well, October 1, 2020 is just around the corner. October 1st is the day the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Application opens for the 2021-2022 school year-our seniors first year in college! We encourage all students planning on attending college next year to complete and submit the FAFSA. Regardless of whether you qualified for federal or state need-based aid in the past, we believe it is important to apply as you may be surprised by what your student may be eligible to receive in financial assistance. If you don’t apply, you will not know if you qualify for any need-based aid. In addition, many times colleges may use information available on the FAFSA for other forms of financial assistance.
THINGS TO DO IN PREPARATION FOR THE FAFSA:
- Review our Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Handbook:
- Additional Resource: https://studentaid.gov/
- Student and at least one parent need to create a Federal Student Aid ID=FSA ID in order to complete and submit the FAFSA. You can do this now, you do not have to wait until October 1st. The FSA ID is your electronic signature. If a parent has created the FSA ID (Formerly known as the PIN) in the past then that same ID is still valid. Parent needs to use the same FSA ID which has been used in the past for other children.
- Student and at least one parent need to create a Federal Student Aid ID=FSA ID
- FAFSA opens October 1st. Priority Deadline is March 2, 2021. It is to your benefit to complete and submit the FAFSA as soon after October 1st as possible. This will ensure you receive information on the amount of any financial assistance each college being applied to will provide to the student. “The sooner the better” works in this situation.
- Access the FAFSA: fafsa.ed.gov
- This is a free application. You do not have to pay to complete this application.
- CASH FOR COLLEGE workshops. These workshops are tremendous. They are free and they assist students and parents with the FAFSA. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Financial Aid/FAFSA process and to actually complete your FAFSA Application. We strongly encourage you to sign up for one of the Cash For College Workshops. MT.SAC does host one of these workshops on October 17th. The link is below and you must register in advance: https://www.cash4college.csac.ca.gov/
- Financial Aid Video Tutorials-Conducted by the MT.SAC Financial Aid Office. Great resources which can be used by all students. You do not have to be considering attending MT.SAC to utilize these resources. Video Tutorials include the following topics:
- Financial Aid 101-If you don’t know anything about Financial Aid-you will after watching this video. The presenter might refer to the viewers as MT.SAC students or future MT.SAC students for the purpose of the video and there is some specific references to the MT.SAC portal etc. The bulk of the video is very good general, background information on Financial Aid and the FAFSA.
- Completing the FAFSA-Workshop Simulation
- Completing the CA Dream Act Application Workshop Simulation
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-UC PROGRAMS
Consult this link for a great site on multiple University of California programs:
OFF CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES
Please consult the Guidance Page at the DBHS Webpage: www.dbhs.org or go directly to this link:
Look for the Off Campus Opportunities Link to the right on the Guidance Page for the most up-to-date listing of off-campus and/or virtual opportunities for our students.
CLAREMONT COLLEGES VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSIONS
The Claremont Colleges -- , , , , and Colleges -- are united by a unique spirit of collaboration and connectivity that influences every part of academics, athletics, and student life. The “5Cs” are literally located across the street from one another, so students can attend a small, tightly-focused college even as they enjoy the benefits of a bigger, multi-faceted campus! We invite you and your family to attend a virtual information session to learn more about our shared and singular approaches to liberal arts education. You must register in advance.
Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:00-5:30 pm
Student Panel: Are you curious about what life is like for students at The Claremont Colleges? Our community members are eager to share! This session will be hosted by student representatives from Claremont McKenna, Harvety Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona and Scripps colleges. You must register in advance.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Noon-1:30 pm
Kevin R. Patterson Stephanie Duenas Julie Salas
Grade Level Coordinators – Class of 2021