Facebook Twitter
About DVHS Bell Schedules Visit DVHS Forms School Site Council Wildcat Days Administration Office Summer Information
Wildcat Academics Advanced Placement Departments Programs Testing
Wildcat Counseling Academic Planning College and Career Center Senior Class Info
Library Databases
Wildcat Athletics Coaches Corner Athletic Parents Spirit Squad Fall Sports Winter Sports Spring Sports
Wildcat Parents Athletic Boosters Education Fund Music Boosters Fund PTSA Common Sense Media Registration
Student Resources Student Awards DVHS Student Clubs Student Support Resources Senior Class Resources
Wildcat Staff Directory Staff Resources

College Timelines


FRESHMEN- Click here for 9th Grade Timeline

•  Get involved in activities that interest you.  Make sure you keep a written log of your activities, honors/awards, and community service.

•  Make sure you are taking classes that will set you up to take honors and AP classes later in high school.

•  Attend your school’s annual college fair.

•  Visit colleges if you are in a new area.

SOPHOMORES- Click here for 10th Grade Timeline

•  Continue your involvement with extracurricular activities.  Try to become a leader in at least one of the activities.

•  Review course selection with your Counselor.

•  Do well in your classes! 

•  Study for the PSAT.

•  Take the PSAT and review results with your counselor.  Develop a plan for studying for the SATs/ACTs.

•  Research opportunities for summer programs (community college courses, internships, volunteer opportunities).

•  Visit colleges over the summer or while on breaks.

•       Complete self-assessments and college match assessments to determine what you are looking for in a college.

•  Attend college fairs.

JUNIORS- Click here for 11th-12th Grade Timeline

•  Make sure you are taking as rigorous of a course load as you can handle and do well in your classes.

•  Continue with extracurricular activities and leadership experience.

•  Complete PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test).

  • Of the 1.5 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores (critical reading + mathematics + writing skills scores) qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program.  Winners are selected from the approximately 15,000 finalists. (http://www.nationalmerit.org/index.php)

•  Study for standardized tests.

•  Take AP exams if applicable.

•  Visit colleges and begin your college list.

•  Complete SAT/ACT/SAT Subject exams.

•  Summer leading into Senior year – work on Applications/Personal Statements

SENIORS- Click here for additional 12th Grade Timeline

•  Finalize list of colleges and visit your top choice schools.

•  Research and apply for scholarships.

•  Continue your involvement in extra curricular activities.

•  Research admission requirements for schools and deadlines.  Create a timeline for yourself so that you don’t miss any deadlines.

•  Decide if you are going to do early action or early decision for any schools.

•  Retake the SATs/ACTs if applicable.

•  Complete the FAFSA starting October 1.

•  After receiving acceptances, attend preview days if campuses are holding them.

•  Mail in your Intent to Register and deposit.


Non-Discrimination Statement

San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Report a Concern