Timeline for Seniors

General Information

  • Check dates for the SAT, SAT Subject and ACT Plus Writing tests. These tests are highly recommended to be taken in the spring of the junior year, and/or in the fall of the senior year. SATs or ACTs are required by most four-year colleges and universities, and should be completed no later than December of your senior year.
  • Visit the EHS College and Career Center in M108 for college catalogs, SAT/ACT study guides, financial aid info, etc.

September

  • Check with your counselor to make sure your classes meet high school graduation requirements, as well as college entrance requirements, and to complete your individual graduation credit check.
  • Keep informed by reading the daily bulletin, which is available online through your PowerSchool login. The bulletin is also posted outside the Information Office everyday.
  • Meet with Ms. Jamie Bush to coordinate your Learning Pathways and Senior Project plans.

October

  • Applications for the University of California (www.ucop.edu/pathways) and the California State University (www.csumentor.edu) campuses are now available online.
  • Request, by phone or online, paper applications from other four-year colleges and universities, or apply online.
  • Register online at www2.humboldt.edu/fall/registration_ended.html to attend the HSU Fall Admissions Day on the HSU campus. Before the event, you must apply to HSU online at www.csumentor.edu by November 30, 2016.
  • Register online for SAT or ACT tests, and/or SAT Subject tests and ACT Plus Writing tests, if planning to attend a UC campus or specific private college. Register at www.collegeboard.com and www.actstudent.org.
  • Write answers to the Personal Insight Questions for the UCs and select private schools.
  • Check out www.assist.org to find out about a specific major, search for majors that interest you, or explore majors available at university campuses in California. This interactive site also provides course transfer information for students planning to transfer from a California community college to a UC or CSU.
  • Have your parents check the personnel office where they work to see if their employers offer scholarships. Also, check parents'/guardians' unions, fraternal organizations, such as Elks, Moose Lodge, and churches, etc.

November

  • Nov. 30th is the application deadline for all UC (www.ucop.edu/pathways) and CSU (www.csumentor.edu) university campuses. Be sure you have also applied for housing at the college of your choice.
  • Apply for housing at each college to which you're applying.
  • Apply to EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) for each campus that you are applying to. Application deadlines vary from campus to campus, we recommend you apply by November 30th. Applications are found at www.csumentor.edu.
  • Nov. 18th-LAST DAY for counselors to help students with four-year college applications before Thanksgiving Break.
  • If you are planning to attend HSU and were unable to attend Fall Admissions Day, see your counselor or call HSU Admissions Counselor John Panting directly at 826-4402 for more information on Instant Admissions. It is not too late!
  • Plan to visit college and university campuses over the Thanksgiving break to help you decide on the best school for you.
  • Apply for the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To simplify the FAFSA online application process, you can first complete the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet (www.fafsa.ed.gov).
  • Parents need to request their own FSA ID online at www.fafsa.ed.gov in order to sign FAFSA electronically and check application progress online.
  • Go to FAFSA4caster to determine EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) portion of college expenses. Online calculator tool assists families in financial planning for federal student aid.
  • Apply to two or more four-year colleges due to impacted campuses or programs at certain colleges and universities.
  • Check out the Counselor Blog, local scholarship search sites at Humboldt Area Foundation, www.hafoundation.org, and the HSU site, www2.humboldt.edu/finaid/scholarships.html as well as FREE national scholarship searches, such as www.finaid.org, www.fastweb.com, www.wiredscholar.com, www.ScholarshipExperts.com, and www.collegeboard.com.
  • Check out www.assist.org to get information on majors available at all UC, CSU, and California junior colleges. Learn about transfer requirements for the major of your choice!

December

  • December 10th /December 3rd-Last opportunity to take the ACT Plus Writing, SAT Reasoning for UC and CSU schools.
  • Resolve scheduling conflicts for the second semester.
  • If you haven't yet completed the FAFSA, do so now. See November.
  • Plan to visit college and university campuses over the holiday break to help you decide on the best school for you.
  • Begin looking for scholarships by exploring free scholarship search websites. See websites listings under "November."
  • Check out www.assist.org to get information on majors available at all UC, CSU, and California junior colleges. Learn about transfer requirements for the major of your choice!

January

  • If you haven't already done so, complete the FAFSA. Don't wait! In order to be considered for state-level financial aid (Cal Grants A, B, or C), the FAFSA must be sent in no later than March 2, 2017. After this time, the FAFSA may only be used to apply for federal-level financial aid, such as Pell Grants.
  • Take the free ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) test. Sign up in the counseling office if interested. The ASVAB is designed to help you learn more about yourself and the world of work, identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations, and develop an effective strategy to realize your goals. Go to www.asvabprogram.com for test preparation and more information.
  • Apply for College of the Redwoods Honors Program. Visit www.redwoods.edu/Honors or check with your counselor for eligibility requirements. You will need to take an SAT test.
  • Check the scholarship box in the Counseling Office and watch for bulletin and blog announcements for scholarship opportunities.
  • Request seventh semester mid-year transcripts from our registrar, if required by colleges.
  • Resolve scheduling conflicts for second semester classes.
  • Check out www.assist.org to get information on majors available at all UC, CSU, and California junior colleges. Learn about transfer requirements for the major of your choice!

February

  • Deadline for filing FAFSA and to fill out GPA verification forms for Cal Grant A, B, or C is Sunday, March 2, 2017.
  • Seniors applying to a California Community College will be able to register during a class workshop in the computer lab.
  • Be sure you have applied for housing at the college of your choice.
  • Plan to visit college and university campuses over the holiday break to help you decide on the best school for you.
  • Read bulletin online through PowerSchool and check the blog and scholarship box in Counseling for scholarship announcements.
  • Review college & financial aid information on the EHS website: www.eurekacityschools.org.
  • Contact the Scholarship Office at the colleges and universities you have applied to for scholarships they may offer.
  • Ask your counselor if you are exempt from or need to sign up for the CSU ELM (Math) and EPT (English) placement tests.

March

  • March 2, 2017-priority deadline for filing your FAFSA
  • Review FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) for accuracy and completeness. Check it out with senior and college counselors.
  • Check out college orientation information and campus preview dates.
  • Read bulletin online through PowerSchool and check the scholarship box in Counseling for scholarship announcements.
  • Registration process begins for CR
  • Begin registering for the math and English placement tests at 4-year and 2-year colleges and universities.
  • Most colleges and universities send notification of admission status this month.

April

  • Review financial aid packages with senior and college counselors.
  • Apply online to College of the Redwoods (www.redwoods.edu) and take the math and English placement tests at CR.
  • Be sure to attend informational meetings and visit college campuses to help you decide on the best school for you.
  • Read bulletin online through PowerSchool and check the scholarship box in Counseling for scholarship announcements.
  • Notify colleges of your intent to enroll by May 1st.

May

  • May 1, 2017-Notify colleges of your intent to enroll by May 1st.
  • Complete any Adult Education classes for credit make-up by the middle of this month.
  • Schedule date for placement tests at CR, if not completed at EHS in April, prior to attending CR Redwood Days for registration and enrollment for fall semester.
  • Continue to check the scholarship box in Counseling Office and the online bulletin for possible scholarship opportunities.
  • Review Cal Grant CAR: California Aid Report for accuracy.
  • Fill out senior survey in your AP Government, Civics or Economics classes.
  • Students planning to attend College of the Redwoods should attend "Redwoods Day" for class registration and academic advising. The date is to be determined.

June

  • Request final transcripts to be sent to your intended college.
  • TBA - The Top 10% Luncheon for academic recognition, hosted by Henderson Center Kiwanis,
  • TBA - Senior Prom
  • TBA - The EHS Honors Program, for presentation of senior awards and scholarships.
  • Safe and Sober Graduation Party - TBA
  • TBA - Senior Picnic
  • Sports Banquets TBA
  • Friday June 16, 2017 GRADUATION 2:00 at Albee Stadium!!!