Preparing for College Calendar

Preparing for College Calendar

Important Dates 2024 - 2025

Monarch River Academy College Board Code: 054946 You will need this code when registering for the SAT, ACT, College Applications, and FAFSA. This code is unique to each school.

August

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Topic

Description

August 1, 2024

Common application open

Students who wish to apply to a 4-year college or university should contact the respective schools' admissions website for application information. More than 700 colleges participate in the Common Application; students can submit one application to multiple colleges.

UC applications open

Students who wish to apply to a UC for Fall 2025 must complete an application. The personal statement has been updated, so students should review the new personal insight questions; they must answer 4 of the eight questions. Each application costs $80.

Community college applications

Students who wish to apply to a community college for Fall 2025 will need to research the application deadlines for their community college. Community colleges will have different admission timelines and application deadlines.

    August 9, 2024

    Registration deadline for August 24, 2024

    SAT

    Students who wish to apply to 4-year colleges or universities that require an SAT or ACT will need to register. Late registration deadline: August 13, 2024. 

    August 9, 2024

    Registration deadline for September 14, 2024 ACT

    Students who wish to apply to 4-year colleges or universities that require an SAT or ACT will need to register. Late registration deadline: August 25, 2024.

    August 24, 2024

    Test Day: SAT

    Students must bring an admission ticket, an acceptable photo ID, two No. 2 pencils with erasers, and an approved calculator. 

    September

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    September 2024

    Deadline to contact AP Coordinators

    CVCS do not offer AP exams. Students who wish to take an AP Exam must follow the directions for Homeschoolers and find the names and numbers of a local high school’s AP Coordinator who will offer the exam to outside students. Please reach out to your IST for help.  Students must let AP Coordinators know they are looking for a school willing to administer exams for an out-of-district student, the exams they plan to take, and any needed accommodations. 

     

    Deadline to opt-out of Cal Grant GPA reporting

    The Cal Grant is a way for students to earn money for college. Students must fill out the FAFSA, meet eligibility requirements, and fulfill minimum GPA requirements. CVCS is required to submit a Cal Grant GPA for all graduating seniors; this is done automatically each year. Students who do not wish to have their GPA submitted to the California Student Aid Commission can opt out. Students who do not submit their Cal Grant GPA will not qualify for the Cal Grant. If your student wants to opt out, please fill out the form below and email your high school counselor. 

    September 14, 2024 Test Day: ACT

    Students must bring an admission ticket, an acceptable photo ID, two No. 2 pencils with erasers, and an approved calculator. 

    September 20, 2024

     

    Registration deadline for October 5

    SAT

     

    Students who wish to apply to 4-year colleges or universities that require an SAT or ACT will need to register. Late registration deadline: September 24, 2024.  

    September 20, 2024

    Registration deadline for October 26

     ACT

    Students who wish to apply to 4-year colleges or universities that require an SAT or ACT will need to register. Late registration deadline: October 7, 2024. 

    October

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    Topic

    Description

    October 2024 Deadline to contact AP Coordinators

    CVCS do not offer AP exams. Students who wish to take an AP Exam must follow the directions for Homeschoolers and find the names and numbers of a local high school’s AP Coordinator who will offer the exam to outside students. Please reach out to your IST for help.  Students must let AP Coordinators know they are looking for a school willing to administer exams for an out-of-district student, the exams they plan to take, and any needed accommodations. 

    October 1, 2024

    CSU applications open

    Students who wish to apply to a CSU for Fall 2024 will need to complete an application. The CSU uses A-G course completion and GPA to make admission decisions but has temporarily suspended using the SAT/ACT. Each application costs $70. 

    FAFSA

    Students who wish to be considered for federal and state financial aid for 2025 - 2026 must complete the FAFSA. Students will need a verified account username and password (FSA ID), parent or spouse contributor name, date of birth, social security number, email address, income, and asset information (if required).

    October 5, 2024 Test Day: SAT

    Students will need to bring a ticket, an acceptable photo ID, two No. 2 pencils with erasers, and an approved calculator. 

    October 18, 2024

    Registration deadline for November 2, 2024

    SAT

    Students who wish to apply to 4-year colleges or universities that require an SAT or ACT will need to register. Late registration deadline: October 22, 2024. 

    October 26, 2024 Test Day: ACT

    Students must bring an admission ticket, an acceptable photo ID, two No. 2 pencils with erasers, and an approved calculator. 

    November

    Date

    Topic

    Description

    November 2, 2024 Test Day: SAT

    Students must bring an admission ticket, an acceptable photo ID, two No. 2 pencils with erasers, and an approved calculator. 

    November 8, 2024

    Registration deadline for December 14

    ACT

    Students who wish to apply to 4-year colleges or universities that require an SAT or ACT will need to register. Late registration deadline: November 22, 2024. 

    November 22, 2024

    Registration deadline for December 7, 2024

     SAT

    Students who wish to apply to 4-year colleges or universities that require an SAT or ACT will need to register. Late registration deadline: November 26, 2024. 

    November 30, 2024 Deadline for UC Applications

    Students who wish to apply to a UC for Fall 2025 must complete an application. The personal statement has been updated, so students should review the new personal insight questions; they must answer 4 of the eight questions. Each application costs $80.  

    November 30, 2024 Deadline for CSU Applications

    Students who wish to apply to a CSU for Fall 2025 must complete an application. The CSU uses A-G course completion and GPA to make admission decisions but has temporarily suspended using the SAT/ACT. Each application costs $70. 

    December

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    Description

    December 7, 2024 Test Day: SAT

    Students must bring an admission ticket, an acceptable photo ID, two No. 2 pencils with erasers, and an approved calculator. 

    January

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    Description

    January 3, 2025

    Registration deadline for February 8

     ACT

    Students who wish to apply to 4-year colleges or universities that require an SAT or ACT will need to register. Late registration deadline: January 20, 2025. 

    February

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    Description

    February 21, 2025 Registration deadline for March 8, 2025 SAT

    Students who wish to apply to 4-year colleges or universities that require an SAT or ACT will need to register. Late registration deadline: February 25, 2025.

    February 8, 2025 Test Day: ACT

    Students must bring an admission ticket, an acceptable photo ID, two No. 2 pencils with erasers, and an approved calculator. 

    February 28, 2025

    Registration deadline for April 5,

     ACT

    Students who wish to apply to 4-year colleges or universities that require an SAT or ACT will need to register. Late registration deadline: March 16, 2025. 

    March

    Date

    Topic

    Description

    March 1 - March 31, 2025

    UC/CSU admission notifications

    Students will be notified of Fall 2025 UC and CSU admission decisions in March.

    March 2, 2025

    Priority Deadline for FAFSA

    Students who wish to be considered for federal and state financial aid for 2025 - 2026 must complete the FAFSA. Students will need a verified account username and password (FSA ID), parent or spouse contributor name, date of birth, social security number, email address, income, and asset information (if required).

      March 8, 2025

      Test Day: SAT

      Students must bring a fully charged testing device, an admission ticket, an acceptable photo ID, two No. 2 pencils with erasers, and an approved calculator. 

        April

        Date

        Topic

        Description

        April 5, 2025 Test Day: ACT

        Students must bring an admission ticket, an acceptable photo ID, two No. 2 pencils with erasers, and an approved calculator. 

        April 18, 2025 Registration deadline for May 3, 2025 SAT

        Students who wish to apply to 4-year colleges or universities that require an SAT or ACT will need to register. Late registration deadline: April 22, 2025

        May

        Date

        Topic

        Description

        May 1, 2025 Student Intent to Register Students must submit an SIR (Statement of Intent to Register) to the one school they plan to attend and enroll
        May 1 - May 12, 2025 Test Day: AP Exam

        Students will need to bring No. 2 pencils for the multiple-choice answer sheet, pens with blue or black ink for the free-response questions, and a photo ID. 

        May 3, 2025 Test Day: SAT

        Students must bring a fully charged testing device, an admission ticket, an acceptable photo ID, two No. 2 pencils with erasers, and an approved calculator. 

        May 9, 2025

        Registration deadline for June 1

        ACT

        Students who wish to apply to 4-year colleges or universities that require an SAT or ACT will need to register. Late registration deadline: May 26, 2025. 

        May 22, 2025 Registration deadline for June 7, 2025 SAT

        Students who wish to apply to 4-year colleges or universities that require an SAT or ACT will need to register. Late registration deadline: May 27, 2025.

        June

        Date

        Topic

        Description

        June 6, 2025

        Registration deadline for 

        July 12 

        ACT

        Students who wish to apply to 4-year colleges or universities that require an SAT or ACT will need to register. Late registration deadline: June 20, 2025. 

          June 7, 2025

          Test Day: SAT 

          Students will need to bring a fully charged testing device, an admission ticket, an acceptable photo ID, two No. 2 pencils with erasers, and an approved calculator. 

            June 14, 2025 Test Day: ACT

            Students must bring an admission ticket, an acceptable photo ID, two No. 2 pencils with erasers, and an approved calculator. 

            June 30, 2025 End date for FAFSA

            Students who wish to be considered for federal-only financial aid for 2025 - 2026 must complete the FAFSA. Students will need a verified account username and password (FSA ID), parent or spouse contributor name, date of birth, social security number, email address, income, and asset information (if required).

            July

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            July 1, 2025 Deadline for official transcripts Students admitted for Fall 2025 must submit official transcripts to the college admissions office. Transcripts should take one week for processing. You can request an official transcript here.

            July 15, 2025

            Deadline for AP exam results

            Students admitted for Fall 2025 must submit all official test scores to the college admissions office. Log in to your College Board account here.