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. Including the AHC Foundation Scholarship and the Scholarship Foundation
of Santa Barbara
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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