Accepted? Find out the Next Steps

Have you been accepted to a four-year university and need to know the next steps?

Next Steps Checklist...

  •  If you haven’t yet, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Filing period begins January 1st and the priority deadline is March 2nd.

  • Submit an On-Campus Housing Application. If you are applying for on-campus housing, you can submit an application once you get your Student ID Number. Most campuses have a first-come first-served procedure. Applications can be found on the school’s housing web page.

  • Meet with a Counselor ASAP to file and complete IGETC or CSU General Education Certification.

  • March- April receive Admissions Decisions from California State Universities (CSU) campuses and University of California (UC) campuses as well as private schools.

  • Go to your applied school Financial Aid web page and apply for Scholarships. Each campus you applied to (i.e. CSU/UC/Private) has a scholarship application available. For example, if you applied to UC Irvine go to www.uci.edu and look for scholarships on their financial aid web page.

  • Search and apply for Transfer Scholarships like the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Xerox Scholarship, MALDEF, William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship, Fastweb Scholarships, Microsoft Scholarship, DoSomething.org, and many more. Including the AHC Foundation Scholarship and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

  • In April receive Financial Aid Packets from most of the schools to which you applied. The financial aid packet will provide a detailed description of how much money you will receive.

  • Submit Student Intent to Register (SIR) to UC and CSU. Deadlines vary, see your university portal for more information.

  • Attend the Transfer Stars Reception.

  • Attend YOUR GRADUATION! 

  • Submit Final Official Transcripts to the University you are attending. Deadlines vary.

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Maria Ayala
ESL Student

"Deciding to go back to school to learn English and obtain my GED has been one of the most important decisions I ever made. My credit ESL instructors guided and helped me to adjust to my new life as a student. They understood me as a student and as a person. Being a full-time worker, a full-time student, and a mother of three was not easy, but my instructors encouraged me to keep going. They spent time with me revising my writing and giving me feedback to improve my English, even after class time. They made me feel welcome and proud of being a student later in life. Now, I am a Hancock graduate with three AAs and am currently attending Cal Poly. I'm here because my instructors encouraged me to never give up. My ESL instructors believed in me even before I started believing in myself. It has been a long and not so easy road but I now know that I can reach all my goals."
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Last Modified Jul 8, 2016