Accepted? Find out the Next Steps

Have you been accepted to a four-year university and need to know the next steps?

Next Steps Checklist...

  •  If you haven’t yet, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Filing period begins January 1st and the priority deadline is March 2nd.

  • Submit an On-Campus Housing Application. If you are applying for on-campus housing, you can submit an application once you get your Student ID Number. Most campuses have a first-come first-served procedure. Applications can be found on the school’s housing web page.

  • Meet with a Counselor ASAP to file and complete IGETC or CSU General Education Certification.

  • March- April receive Admissions Decisions from California State Universities (CSU) campuses and University of California (UC) campuses as well as private schools.

  • Go to your applied school Financial Aid web page and apply for Scholarships. Each campus you applied to (i.e. CSU/UC/Private) has a scholarship application available. For example, if you applied to UC Irvine go to www.uci.edu and look for scholarships on their financial aid web page.

  • Search and apply for Transfer Scholarships like the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Xerox Scholarship, MALDEF, William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship, Fastweb Scholarships, Microsoft Scholarship, DoSomething.org, and many more.

  • In April receive Financial Aid Packets from most of the schools to which you applied. The financial aid packet will provide a detailed description of how much money you will receive.

  • Submit Student Intent to Register (SIR) to UC and CSU. Deadlines vary, see your university portal for more information.

  • Attend the Transfer Stars Reception.

  • Attend YOUR GRADUATION! 

  • Submit Final Official Transcripts to the University you are attending. Deadlines vary.

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"I decided to come to Allan Hancock College because I knew I could come to the classes I needed and stay on track to continue my education path to a four-year university. The low fees and cost of tuition is an added bonus because being a student is expensive."
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