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2020 FALL - VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS

2020 FALL - VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS

Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, Rocklin Unified School District will not be hosting our usual consortium college fair this year. Instead please check out the many virtual fair and event options available free to students. We will continue to add to this list as events are announced so please check back often. 
 
 

University of California Virtual College Fairs

The number of participants is limited so register early. Campuses will use the registration lists to notify students who signed up what the Zoom link is for their event and how to log on at the designated time. Students who are not able to register can view a video recording of each session after its completion.
 

CSU Virtual College Fairs: 10/05-10/09

October 5, 2020 2:00PM East Bay Click Here to Register
October 5, 2020 3:00PM Los Angeles Click Here to Register
October 5, 2020 4:00PM San Diego Click Here to Register
October 5, 2020 5:00PM Fresno Click Here to Register
October 5, 2020 6:00PM Humboldt Click Here to Register
October 6, 2020 2:00PM San Francisco Click Here to Register
October 6, 2020 3:00PM San Luis Obispo Click Here to Register
October 6, 2020 4:00PM San Marcos Click Here to Register
October 6, 2020 5:00PM San Jose Click Here to Register
October 6, 2020 6:00PM Northridge Click Here to Register
October 7, 2020 2:00PM Fullerton Click Here to Register
October 7, 2020 3:00PM Channel Islands Click Here to Register
October 7, 2020 4:00PM Monterey Bay Click Here to Register
October 7, 2020 5:00PM Stanislaus Click Here to Register
October 7, 2020 6:00PM Cal Maritime Click Here to Register
October 8, 2020 2:00PM Chico Click Here to Register
October 8, 2020 3:00PM Sonoma Click Here to Register
October 8, 2020 4:00PM Long Beach Click Here to Register
October 8, 2020 5:00PM Bakersfield Click Here to Register
October 8, 2020 6:00PM Sacramento Click Here to Register
October 9, 2020 2:00PM San Bernardino Click Here to Register
October 9, 2020 3:0‚Äč0PM Dominguez Hills Click Here to Register
October 9, 2020 4:00PM Pomona Click Here to Register
Frank Bruni on college: 'Where you go is not who you'll be'

Frank Bruni on college: 'Where you go is not who you'll be'

Yahoo Global News Anchor, Katie Couric, talks with author, Frank Bruni, about his new book which he describes as an antidote to the college admissions mania that he thinks is consuming this country.
 
The College Search

The College Search

black and white photo of student relaxing under treeSelecting a college can be one of the most important and fun experiences of a student’s high school career. Becoming educated on college options takes time. Don’t wait until the fall of your senior year to decide where you will apply; it’s a stressful enough time as it is. Generate a potentially broad list of 15 to 20 schools which you will then research in depth.
 
Explore their websites! Attend a College Visit at WHS! Talk to college alumni! Talk to your parents! Talk to your counselor! Visit the campuses!
 
external view of buildingAt the end of your college search you should come up with a list of 8-10 colleges to which you will apply. In addition to your first choice “dream” school(s) which may be a reach for you, be sure to include a few “target” schools where you stand a greater chance of acceptance, and at least one “safety” school where you know you would likely be admitted and you would enjoy attending. Remember, Community College transfer programs are always an option too.
 
 
How do you find the right college for you?

How do you find the right college for you?

Selecting the college that is right for you can be an overwhelming task unless you study the differences between colleges and establish your personal priorities in regards to your college experience. Factors which are usually considered in selecting a college include the following:

Size – Size of colleges range from very small (500 students) to very large (>35,000 students)

Location – Some students prefer to attend college close to home while others want to experience a new environment and would be able to adjust and function as well or better farther away.

Type – Colleges are either privately or publicly funded. Private colleges may or may not be religiously affiliated which may add certain expectations for students who attend that college.

Cost – This includes tuition, fees, room and board, and travel expenses. Tuition at state-supported schools is substantially lower than that of private schools. Students who wish to attend out-of-state public schools pay out-of-state tuition fees, which in most cases equate with tuition at a private institution. However, private institutions often provide significantly more financial aid.

Admission Requirements – In addition to presenting acceptable scores on entrance exams, some colleges require a certain number of units in high school preparatory courses, as well as essays, recommendations, or interviews.

Curriculum and Degrees Offered – A sizable consideration for choosing a college should be the availability of adequate programs in the area you intend to study, as well as the requirements for achieving a degree in your major at that particular college.

Honors – Distinctive academic programs may be available to students who meet requirements.

Facilities – Some students are interested in the quality of the facilities, including classrooms, laboratories, libraries, residence halls, etc.

Financial Aid – Along with federal and state aid, many colleges offer institutional aid to bridge the gap. Some private colleges even offer financial aid that places the cost in line with that of public colleges.

Extra-Curricular Activities – The college should offer a variety of activities which are of interest to you, e.g., student government, social organizations, athletic or intramural activities, etc.

Family Tradition – Your family may have strong ties to a particular college.
 
 
graduation & college timeline   college priorities checklist comparing your college selections
 
WACAC Northern California College Fairs

WACAC Northern California College Fairs

Visit the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) for a list of Northern California College Fair Dates.