College Applications Checklist

Class of 2022

Your Sundevil Counseling Team is here for you!

Keep yourself on track throughout the college application season by following the timeline/checklist below.


August & September:

  • Finish up your research to build a college application list that is right for YOU. Use our tips and tools here.

  • Get organized- create a google sheet college list like this.

Pro Tips:


Make a copy of our sample sheet to make your own!


Sort by deadline and application requirements.



  • Contact your counselor for assistance with ANY part of this process. Email us to set up a time!


October:

  • Finalize your college application list
  • Fill out this SENIOR PLAN/FERPA WAIVER form - Required for all seniors
  • Start filling out applications. Counselors are here to help!
  • Fill out FAFSA as soon as possible starting October 1, 2021

If the colleges you are applying to require letters of recommendation...
  • First, email your teacher and ask at least 2-3 weeks prior to application deadline.
  • If they agree to write you a letter, then assign them as recommenders in your Common App account.
  • Then, fill out the Letter of Rec Student Survey here

November-December

  • Continue filling out applications
  • CSU Application Deadline-Nov. 30th
  • UC Application Deadline-Nov. 30th
  • other college application deadlines vary
  • Optional: Send Score Reports from SAT or ACT to colleges if you choose to report them.

PRESENTATIONS

Hands-on College Application Workshops

All workshops are on late-start Fridays from 7:45 - 8:35, click the date to sign up
  • UC Application - Virtual session led by UC Rep. - September 17 You must REGISTER HERE, you will receive confirmation with a link to the zoom workshop. There is space for 40 students in the Library Computer Lab but this is an online workshop via Zoom so you can join from anywhere you have wifi :)
  • Community College Preview - September 24
  • Essay Workshop - Tips and Tricks to write your BEST essay. October 1
  • CSU Application - Virtual session led by CSU Rep. October 8 There is space for 40 students in the Library Computer Lab but this is an online workshop via Zoom so you can join from anywhere you have wifi :)

MCHS College Visits & More!

VIRTUAL COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY INFORMATION CLICK HERE!

College Fairs, Info Sessions and More!


MCHS will host virtual college visits throughout the Fall. We are not done scheduling all of the visits, so please continue to check the Virtual College Visit Schedule Sign-Up Genius by CLICKING HERE!

College Systems Application Info

Need a quick reference for where to apply and how? Click the image below to see this side by side comparison.

College Application Video Tutorials

How Do I Send My Transcript?

You may not need to order an official transcript as part of your application. Most colleges ask you to self-report courses taken and grades earned on the application, and a final transcript isn't needed until after graduation.


  • UC and CSU do NOT need a transcript as part of your application.

  • Colleges that take The Common Application will receive your transcript as part of the documents your counselor sends. Enter your counselor's name and email address where indicated in your Common Application account.

  • Other Colleges occasionally require an official transcript as part of the application. If so, they usually provide a place to enter your counselor's email and they send us a link to upload it for you.

  • If you aren't sure if you need an official transcript as part of on of your applications or you need help, email your counselor!



PLEASE NOTE: It is good to have an unofficial transcript as you fill out your applications so you aren't trying to enter your course history from memory. UNOFFICIAL transcripts are available in your Synergy account under "Documents."

What do I do if I need Letters of Recommendation?

Steps to complete:


  • First, email your teacher and ask at least 2-3 weeks prior to application deadline.
  • If they agree to write you a letter, then assign them as recommenders in your Common App account.
  • Then, fill out the Letter of Rec Student Survey here

Facts Sometimes Needed for Applications:

Term you are applying for: Fall 2022

Size of your Senior Class: 462

Highest GPA in your Class: 4.44

Graduation Date: June 9, 2022

MCHS's CEEB code: 052862

Class Rank: PUSD Does NOT Rank Students

MCHS Counseling

Mrs. Bronson - Last names A-F - kbronson@powayusd.com

Mr. Whitlock - Last names G-M - hwhitlock@powayusd.com

Ms. Ferrer - Last names N-T - cferrer@powayusd.com

Mr. Baez - Last names U-Z, AVID and ELL - vbaez@powayusd.co

Ms. Tran - Career/Technical Ed and Special Programs - ktran@powayusd.com