SGHS Counseling Office

4 Year University Application & Information

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SGHS School Code: 053055

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Must use AUSD email account to enter zoom

NOTE: Counselors will not available during Thanksgiving Break

How do I write an email to my teacher/counselor/university representative?

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SAT/ACT Information & Deadlines

SAT/ACT and/or SAT Subject Test

Covid 19 College Board Update

This year, many centers have fewer seats because of social distancing guidelines or may encounter unexpected closures due to the coronavirus (covid-19). While the College Board cannot directly control capacity and test center availability, we're working to ensure as many students as possible are able to test safely.


SAT Study Guide



Reminder: Send SAT/ACT scores to colleges

To see if you are eligible for a fee waiver

During Distance Learning, please email your counselors to ask for a fee waiver or attend Counter Hours

Non Distance Learning:

Please bring the following documents to the Counseling Office during Lunch:

1. Parent's tax return (include the page that has your name listed as a dependent) and

2. ACT/SAT payment/order summary screen

To Qualify for a fee waiver you must meet the Income Eligibility

*You may get one ACT Fee Waiver in your junior and senior year (total of 2)

* You may get on SAT Reasoning and one SAT Subject fee waiver in your junior and senior year (total of 4)

* All fee waivers are given pending availability

* The first fee waiver is given by the Counseling Office and the rest will be on your College Board Account for SAT

SAT Test Dates Fall 2021

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ACT Test Dates Fall 2021

ACT Test Date: September 11, 2021

Registration Deadline: August 6, 2021

ACT Test Date: October 23, 2021

Registration Deadline: September 27, 2021

ACT Test Date: December 11, 2021

Registration Deadline: November 5, 2021

Make sure that you put your College Board/ACT ID on your UC/CSU applications

2020-2021 SAT/ACT Testing

Note: Many universities have gone test optional this year due to Covid-19.
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College Applications Deadlines

UC Application Deadline: November 30th

CSU Application Deadline: December 4th

CSU EOP: December 4th

Privates: Deadline Varies

FAFSA/CA Dream Act: October 1st- March 2nd, 2021

UC/CSU SIR Deadline: May 1st


Please note that this year we will not be providing paper copies of unofficial transcripts due to Covid-19. You can look up your history of courses in your student portal on Powerschool.

If you need an official transcripts mailed to a college please contact

CSU & EOP Information and Deadlines

CSU Undergraduate Impacted Majors

If you choose an impacted major, choose a non-impacted major as your alternate.

Link: CSU Major Impacted Matrix

If your first choice major is impacted, it is important that you select an alternate major that is not impacted. Please remember CSULA is not a "safety" school if applying to an impacted major.

Previous CSU Admission Requirements (Pre-Covid)

California HS Graduates or Resident of California Eligibility Index

SAT Eligibility Index Table for CSU

Link: Look up your GPA and SAT Score

New for Students applying to Fall 2021

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Please note that "first generation" definition can change from campus to campus
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SAT/ACT Test scores will not be used for admission purposes but can be used for placement

CSULA Specific Information

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CSU Long Beach

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CSU Fullerton

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Cal Poly Pomona

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CSU Dominguez Hills

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CSU Application

Click on the link above and create an account to start applying to 23 CSU's.

What do I need when applying?

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What is EOP?

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed to improve access and retention of historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged students. EOP students have the potential and demonstrated motivation to perform satisfactorily at a CSU, but they have not been able to realize their fullest potential because of their economic or educational background. The program provides admission and academic assistance to EOP-eligible undergraduate students. In many cases, the program offers financial assistance to eligible students. Campuses tailor their programs to accommodate the needs of their student population.

Applicants must:

  1. Demonstrate on the EOP application academic potential and motivation

  2. Demonstrate on the EOP application and CSU admission documents a need for EOP services

  3. Be a California state resident or an AB540 student

  4. Meet EOP income criteria

  5. Be historically low-income

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EOP Application is within the CSU application

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Type in a google doc first then copy and paste to the actual application
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UC Application Information & Deadlines

UC Application

Click on the link above and create an account and apply to a UC!

UC Application Tutorial Step 1: Overview
UC Application Tutorial Step 2: About You
UC Application Tutorial Step 3: Campuses & Majors
UC Application Tutorial Step 4: Academic History
UC Application Tutorial Step 5: Test Scores
UC Application Tutorial Step 6: Activities & Awards

Good Example of Activity Description

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Bad Example of Activity Description

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UC Application Tutorial Step 7: Scholarships & Programs
Please note that "first generation" students are considered students whose parents did not earn a degree (in or out of the U.S.)
If you would like the College Adviser to read over your PIQs or other college writing supplements, your first draft must be submitted to them by November 15th.
UC Application Tutorial Step 8: Personal Insight Questions
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UC Application Tutorial Step 9: Review & Submit

Undocumented Students (UC Application Information)

UC Application for Undocumented Students
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How do I report GFSF/Exploratory Wheel on my college applications?

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  1. Here is a video with instructions on how to access unofficial transcripts from ELAC Your ELAC portal can be accessed at

  1. You must verify your grade with ELAC so you enter it correctly on your college applications.

  2. If a student needs to reset their password these are the following steps they need to complete to reset their password:

  3. Students should send an email to and include:

Name ELAC student ID (If you have forgotten your ELAC ID, email your school counselor). A description of your problem Private email Phone number ( include best days/times to reach you)

It is extremely important to report your ELAC Education 001 grade correctly. Failing to do so could result in your university acceptance being rescinded.

*If you have any other questions, please contact Ms. Serrano at

Out of State Schools

Private Schools and Letter of Recommendation


Common Application

Click on the link to apply to over 700 colleges

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Requirements for each college can vary. Make sure that you look at the checklist as some colleges may require additional essays outside of the Common App Essay.

Counselor Recommendation Packet DUE October 15

Remember you can add your counselor to the Common Application before you SUBMIT your application. This will allow counselors plenty of time to complete your Letter of Recommendation

Teacher Recommendations

Please ask individual teachers for their recommendation form

College Application Fee Waivers

If you qualify, the CSU/UC & Common App fee waivers are embedded in the application. The application will let you know if you qualify based on the information you entered.

We encourage you to submit your application early because if there is a problem with a fee waiver you will need time to process a fee waiver appeal

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Financial Aid

FAFSA/Dream Act

You can apply to FAFSA or the California Dream Act starting October 1st, 2020 to March 2nd, 2021
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California Dream Act

Click on link to fill out the CA Dream Act


Click on link to fill out the FAFSA

College and Career Center Information

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* After school CTE classes will not be offered during DL

AUSD College Fair

The ANNUAL DISTRICT COLLEGE FAIR will be virtual on TBD. Representatives from 2 year & 4 year colleges/universities, vocational schools and the military will be on campus. Parents and all 9th-12th grade students are invited to attend. Various Workshops will be provided!
SGHS College and Career Center Website

If you need more information on college, internships, work permits, etc. then click on the link above.

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