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Universal Planning Calendar

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The dates, times, and locations of these activities will be announced in the daily bulletin and be posted on Pioneer’s website. If you have questions, please speak to a counselor.

 

 

Month

S = Student Responsibility

P= Parent/Guardian Responsibility

Grade Level

9

10

11

12

August

Review the student handbook. Be sure you have a clear understanding of:

-Graduation requirements

-College/career requirements

-Testing ( high school & college admission)

S/P

S/P

S/P

S/P

August

Develop/update a written educational plan including all requirements necessary to meet your educational/career goals.

S/P

S/P

S/P

S/P

August

Check class schedule for accuracy.

S

S

S

S

August

Make sure your fall schedule of classes includes college/major admission requirements.

S/P

S/P

S/P

S/P

September

Join the California Scholarship Federation, if eligible.

S

S

S

S

September

Decide any early action/decision college choices.

 

 

 

S

September

Register for PSAT, ACT or SAT Subject tests.

 

S

S

S

September

Join and begin participating in extracurricular activities; many colleges consider participation evidence of talent and leadership.

S

S

S

S

September

Contact a counselor for the date of fall College Night.

S/P

S/P

S/P

S/P

September

Research colleges and universities through the following websites: CTCL.org and California.college.com.

S/P

S/P

S/P

S/P

October

Request college/scholarship letters of recommendation from teachers at least two weeks in advance of the deadline.

 

 

 

S

October

Visit the Counseling Office and begin a scholarship search.

S

S

S

S

October

Attend UC and CSU application workshops.

 

 

 

S

October

Register for College Scholarship Service PROFILE (requested by many private colleges) and at Fastweb.com and Finaid.com.

 

 

 

S

November

Complete admission application to UC and CSU system on-line.

 

 

 

S/P

November

If you have a Military Academy goal, contact an academy representative to plan your future.

 

S/P

S/P

S/P

November

Have transcripts sent to requesting colleges/universities.

 

 

 

S

January

Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The deadline is March 2, but funds are limited so file early.

 

 

 

S/P

January

Submit Cal Grant G.P.A. Verification form to guidance office. Deadline is March 2, but funds are limited so file early.

 

 

 

S/P

January

Attend a Financial Aid Workshop at Pioneer High School.

 

 

 

S/P

January

Make sure your spring schedule of classes includes career, college and major requirements.

S/P

S/P

S/P

S/P

January

Check last semester’s grades and join CSF and/or the National Honor Society (NHS) if eligible.

S

S

S

S

January

Register for SAT, SAT II, or ACT for spring testing.

    s  

February

Ask about scholarships from parent’s employer.

 

 

 

S/P

February

Use PSAT scores to begin college search.

S/P

S/P

S/P

 

February

Plan and register for a challenging schedule of classes for next school year.

S

S

S

 

March

FAFSA and Cal Grant forms must be postmarked no later than March 1.

 

 

 

S/P

March

Consider college acceptances and revisit college campuses.

 

 

 

S

March

Continue your college search in the Counseling Office.

 

 

S

 

April

Visit college campuses during spring break.

S/P

S/P

S/P

S/P

April

Register for community college summer or fall classes.

 

S

S

S

April

Look for new scholarships in Counseling Office.

 

 

 

S

April

Check SAR (Student Aid Report) for accuracy. Consider financial aid offers.

 

 

 

S/P

May

Take Advanced Placement tests.

 

S

S

S

May/June

Request a final transcript to be sent to the college of attendance after graduation.

 

 

 

S

May/June

Write a “thank you” note to the scholarship donor if you are a recipient.

 

 

 

S

May/June

Take a college admission test and send scores to colleges under consideration.

 

 

S

 

May/June

Complete NCAA Clearinghouse Certification forms (if you are planning to participate in athletics in college).

 

 

S

S

Summer

Take a community college course for make-up, enrichment, or college credit (with counselor approval).

 

S

S

 

Summer

Visit college campuses.

S/P

S/P

S/P

 

Summer

Get a job and save your earnings for college (apply for a work permit).

S

S

S

S

Summer

Write or search the Internet for applications from private college and universities.

 

 

S

 

Summer

Participate in community or co-curricular activities in areas of interest.

S

S

S