University of California & California State University
Each University of California campus holds campus college fairs. Please go to the campus website for dates and times.
For additional information about this scholarship and profiles of past recipients, please visit our website at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org.
Wednesday, October 19th, FCHS will have PSAT testing for 9-11th grade students. Seniors will be going on a college tour (@ FCHS Campus. Several college representatives will set up information booths for students to explore) .
Latino College Dollars, Scholarships for America’s Latino Students
Catholic Colleges Online
College planning for students with Learning Disabilities
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
Directory of National Fellowships, Internships, and Scholarships
Upcoming College Fairs:
San Diego Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
Foothills Christian High School’s College Night
San Diego National College Fair
Parents and students participating in National College Fairs meet one-on-one with representatives from colleges and universities to discuss admission and financial aid opportunities at their respective institutions.
Register before the fair to make the most of your time onsite and ensure that colleges can follow up with you. Review the list of colleges that will be at the fair. Upon arrival at the fair, pick up a map to find your best-fitting colleges. Counselors will be available onsite to help you determine the colleges that meet your requirements regarding major, location, and other areas of interest.
San Diego Christian College Fair
Juniors: Start college planning.
If you do not know where to start, go to: www.collegeboard.org
Should I take the SAT or ACT test? What’s the difference and which one do colleges prefer?
ACT vs SAT: which test is a better fit for your student? Students may take whichever test they prefer (assuming there are available testing locations for both tests). If you’re not sure which test your child would prefer, consider the key differences between the ACT and SAT. Some students find that the ACT caters to their strengths more so than the SAT, and vice versa.
Need a quick side-by-side comparison of the tests? Check out our ACT vs. SAT Comparison Chart.
(Chart taken from http://www.studypoint.com/ed/a
|content-based test||Type of Test||content-based test|
|Reading: 1, 65-min section; Math: 1, 25-min section (no calculator) & 1, 55-min section (w/ calculator); Writing & Langauge: 1, 35-min section; Essay: 1, 50-min section (optional)||Test Format||English: 1, 45-min section; Math: 1, 60-min section; Reading: 1, 35-min section; Science: 1, 35-min section; Writing: 1, 40-min essay (optional)|
|reading, relevant words in context, math, grammar & usage, analytical writing (optional)||Content Covered||grammar & usage, math, reading, science reasoning, and writing (optional)|
|questions are evidence and context-based in an effort to focus on real-world situations and multi-step problem-solving||Test Style||straightforward, questions may be long but are usually less difficult to decipher|
|Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing are each scored on a scale of 200-800. Composite SAT score is the sum of the two section scores and ranged from 400-1600.||Scoring||English, Math, Reading, and Science scores will each range between 1-36. Composite ACT score is the average of your scores on the four sections; ranges between 1-36|
|no – you do not lose points for incorrect answers||Penalty for Wrong Answers?||no – you do not lose points for incorrect answers|
|yes – you can choose which set(s) of SAT scores to submit to colleges||Score Choice?||yes – you can choose which set(s) of ACT scores to submit to colleges|
|questions increase in difficulty level as you move through that question type in a section (except reading passage questions, which progress chronologically through the passage)||Difficulty Levels||difficulty level of the questions is random|
|arithmetic, problem-solving & data analysis, heart of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; formulas provided.||Math Levels||arithmetic, algebra I and II, functions, geometry, trigonometry; no formulas are provided|
|with private schools and schools on the east and west coasts; however, every four-year college in the US accepts SAT scores||Tends to be more popular?||with public schools and schools in the Midwest and south; however, every four-year college in the US accepts ACT scores|
|seven times per year: January, March or April, May, June, October, November, December||Offered when?||six times per year: February, April, June, September, October, December (note that some states offer the ACT as part of their state testing requirements; these tests are not administered on the national test dates)|
|typically about four weeks before the test date||Registration deadline?||typically about five to six weeks before the test date|
ACT Testing at FCHS is Saturday October 22nd, 2016 & Saturday April 8th, 2017.
Early registration is required at www.act.org. A list of all of the test dates are listed below.
Please remember that FCHS requires each student who is receiving their College Prep Diploma to take either the ACT or SAT test before they graduate.
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||(Late Fee Required)|
|September 10, 2016||August 7, 2016||August 8-19, 2016|
|October 22, 2016||September 16, 2016||September 17-30, 2016|
|December 10, 2016||November 4, 2016||November 5-18, 2016|
|February 11, 2017*||January 13, 2017||January 14-20, 2017|
|April 8, 2017||March 3, 2017||March 4-17, 2017|
|June 10, 2017||May 5, 2017||May 6-19, 2017|
Pre-Register for the test at www.sat.org
I heard the SAT test has recently changed. What are the changes they have made?
Yes, the SAT has changed. Please take a look here to see the changes they have made: http://college.usatoday.com/20
|SAT Date||SAT Subject Tests Available
|Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline||Deadline for Changes|
|Oct. 1, 2016||See SAT Subject Tests available on this date||Sept. 1, 2016||Sept. 13, 2016||Sept. 20, 2016||Sept. 20, 2016|
|Nov. 5, 2016||See SAT Subject Tests available on this date||Oct. 7, 2016||Oct. 18, 2016||Oct. 25, 2016||Oct. 25, 2016|
|Dec. 3, 2016||See SAT Subject Tests available on this date||Nov. 3, 2016||Nov. 15, 2016||Nov. 22, 2016||Nov. 22, 2016|
|Jan. 21, 2017||See SAT Subject Tests available on this date||Dec. 21, 2016||Jan. 3, 2017||Jan. 10, 2017||Jan. 10, 2017|
|March 11, 2017||SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date||Feb. 10, 2017||Feb. 21, 2017||Feb. 28, 2017||Feb. 28, 2017|
|May 6, 2017||See SAT Subject Tests available on this date||Apr. 7, 2017||Apr. 18, 2017||Apr. 25, 2017||Apr. 25, 2017|
|June 3, 2017||See SAT Subject Tests available on this date||May 9, 2017||May 16, 2017||May 24, 2017||May 24, 2017|