Your mentees are taking the final steps toward the first semester of their postsecondary experience. There are several aspects of the admissions process that you can discuss with them during the spring & summer months.
Creating a Account/Portal
The majority of post-secondary institutions use their assigned institution emails to communicate with students. Remind your students of the importance of checking their college student accounts and emails on a weekly basis. Students often miss critical deadlines because they fail to check emails.
Attending New Student Orientation
Orientation provides a great opportunity for students to ask questions and seek out campus resources prior to the start of the classes. You do not need to attend orientation with them, but this is a good time to talk with your students about what they are most excited about as they prepare for college and to uncover any hesitations or questions.
Students often do not understand how important it is to register for classes early. It is helpful to encourage them to meet with an on-campus advisor to discuss a general schedule so they have an idea of when they should take classes, when they should work and when they can make time to study.
Always encourage your students to call their post-secondary institution when they are confused, especially during this time. The schools have all the materials students need and their staff members are the best people to answer questions!
Follow this link for a viewable Google Document. Make a copy and start using it to keep track of important tasks and deadlines.
Senior Year Timeline
System-specific To-Do Lists
California State University Campuses
University of California Campuses
California Community College Campuses
Institution-specific To-Do Lists
UC Davis Admitted Student Action Items
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