Attention all Graduating Seniors. We recently had a visit from Fresno City College and received some great information in regards to registering for classes and financial aid. Here are a few facts you may not be aware of:
Did you know that you can do 60 units of general ed classes at any of the city college sites for a fraction of the cost. In many cases the city colleges have transfer agreements with many of the CSU and UC schools. This means that if you maintain your grades you are guaranteed admission. Community colleges have specialists to help you meet the requirements of both public and private schools.
Did you know that you can also receive Associate Degrees or Certificates that can be completed in 5 months to 2 years and greatly increase your chances of employment?
Did you know that City College offers an Honors program that will greatly increase your chances of being admitted to some of the more competitive Universities? In addition, classes in the Honors program are smaller in size (25 students or less) and can help with eligibility for scholarships. You must apply to this program and meet the following requirements:
- 3.5 high school GPA or be in the top 25% of your graduating class or have a combined score of 1650 on the SAT or composite score of 24 on the ACT
- Two letters of recommendation, and
- Superior performance on an essay, and
- Eligibity for English 1A
- PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 2, 2013
- Click here for more details
Did you know that there is a variety of financial aid available:
- Grants, Federal up to $5,600 and State $1,500
- Work Study (Work on campus for tutition and books)
- Tuition Fee Waivers – pay for up to 18 units per semester.
Did you know that you can apply and signup for classes without paying until June. This can be a great backup plan in case your other plans do not work out. You can always drop classes later.
Here are some deadlines you should be aware of to receive priority registration:
- Early Application Deadline is December 15th for next fall. You must apply even if you are currently attending college classes as a High School student. You will receive a special student number and college email address. This email address will be how the community colleges communicate all future information to you.
- **NOTE** Filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is very important and should be completed as soon as possible after January 1, 2014. You can visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm in December to create a FAFSA account, register for a PIN, and find out what documents you will need to complete the FAFSA
- After Applying to the city college you must take a placement test, You can call your local community college to setup an appointment to take the test on campus
- Must complete an online orientation by February 15th
- Sometime in January or February, call to schedule a March 26th appointment with an advisor. During that meeting they will help you pick your classes and demonstrate the online registration program called (Registration To Go).
- On April 8th (starting at 12:01am) you can submit your classes for registration. This will make it more likely that you can receive the classes at the times your prefer.
If you have other questions please feel free to give me a call or email.
Tel: (559) 642-1422 ext 16