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Week of Sept 21

College & Career Center Updates

For Parents & Students:

Please plan to read Wildcat Weekly each week!  Bookmark this website to view our most up to date information including virtual college fairs and 'visits'.  

Financial Aid Night

Upcoming Virtual College Fairs

NACAC National College Fairs are being held all throughout the fall this year. Find the fair that is the best fit for you at this link.  National College Fairs is a program of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). 

Regional Admissions Counselors of CA:  This consortium of college admissions counselors represent out of state colleges to expand their CA enrollment.  Fall webinars are organized by region, Size of colleges, Topic (WUE, STEM, Religious Affiliation, Test Optional, Visual & Performing Arts).  Sign up for each session individually. Dates:  9/2-10/20. Registration link.

CSU VIRTUAL Campus Week – for seniors and juniors - Oct. 5-9!  Each CSU will host a session for students to learn more about their campuses, and students will need to sign up for each one individually.  Register early as some sessions may fill up and there is limited capacity. 

California Private/Independent Colleges & Universities Campus Week - Sept. 21-24, 2020 - preregistration required.  The AICCU (Association of Independent CA Colleges & Universities) Campus Week will be September 21-24. It is designed to be a forum in which colleges and universities can share information and guide students to resources. Each college and university has created a registration link, which can be found in the full schedule at this link.  Be sure to scroll to “College Nights” as those are the high school events.  (Transfer Nights are for Community College students). 

UC for You/UC for Everyone: UC Wants You!  October 3, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. This year UC is hosting virtual system-wide events for students and families. There is no fee, and each event has a maximum capacity of 3,000 attendees. The UC for You events are intended to help students and families who will be applying this fall get to know the nine undergraduate campuses.  Registration Link

Thinking about going to an INTERNATIONAL college? Register for these webinars to learn more!  The Association of International Regional Representatives - North America (AIRR-NA) warmly invites you to attend our Wednesday Webinar events, taking place this September through December.  These webinars will cover a range of topics, from general tips about studying at international universities to specific information about the countries represented in AIRR-NA's membership.

Each session will start at 4:30pm students are welcome! Please see below for the list of webinar topics, dates, and registration information. Registration link

  • AIRR-NA Webinar Wednesdays, 4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET
  • October 7 - Study Down Under: Australia & New Zealand
  • October 21 - American Universities Abroad/Mainland Europe
  • November 4 - U Can Do UCAS: Applying to University in the U.K.
  • November 18 - Study in Ireland
  • December 2 - The Student Experience Abroad
  • December 16 - The College Essay

In Other News:

SRVUSD College Night 2020 originally scheduled for Sept. 30, 2020 has been cancelled.  We will be working with colleges to schedule smaller events this fall.

DV has a free weekly College App Seminar! There are many sessions to choose from. Take the stress of your senior year! For a full description, see the flyer. Sign up here.

Naviance:  Explore your college and career options!  Seniors, track your college applications (and download a letter of recommendation/senior packet if you need it!!)

Seniors - Class of 2021

SAT and ACT testing dates have been changed and colleges are continuing to update their testing requirements!    Many colleges are becoming "test optional" in the admissions process for the class of 2021, but not all, so be sure to check the college websites to determine your testing plan!

•    ACT:  ACT testing website

•    SAT:  College Board website (New Sept. Date posted!)

•    Fair Test:  (list of "test optional" colleges and testing practices at others).

Need other help?

Send an email to Ms. Wright at jwright@srvusd.net.

I look forward to working with you this year!

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