Don’t Miss These Important College Deadlines


November 30 is the deadline to apply for California public colleges and universities. Deadlines are firm so it is critical that students apply in a timely manner. Students interested in learning more can visit for college planning. For information about application deadlines, visit to learn more about the University of California, California State University and private college deadlines. Online applications can be found on the Cal State Apply website and at

SAT and ACT Deadlines

Other deadlines for college admission tests are also coming up. In some cases, the regular deadlines have passed, but students can apply for late registration and pay a penalty fee. The last SAT test in 2017 is scheduled for December 2. The test registration deadline has passed, but late registration is open online or by phone until November 21. Mail applications are not being accepted now. Click here for more information.

December 9 is the last test date for the ACT this year. Late registration deadline is November 17. To learn more about this process or other test dates, click here

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

March 2 is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is important to complete when seeking financial assistance. FAFSA assistance and deadline information may be found at The upcoming winter break would be a good time to complete forms before the deadline.

When applying for any of the above services, remember to apply on time, enclose all requested documents and enclose application fees. Applications are not considered complete until all documents and fees are submitted. If you have any questions about college admission tests, applications or financial aid, please contact your school counselor.