Counseling News:

Checkout this program from the Grossmont/Cuyamaca systems that offer new college students a tuition-free first year.

Counseling Department Events

Counseling Department Events

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Application windows

California State University (CSU)

Generally speaking the application window for CSU campuses opens October 1 and runs through November 30. Impacted campuses may have different deadlines. Please check with individual campuses to verify application window.

University of California (UC)

The application window opens on October 1 and closes November 30.

California Community Colleges

Applications typically on a rolling basis. Apply by the semester before you hope to attend. Earlier is better.

Private Universities

Generally speaking applications are submitted during the fall of the senior year. October - November is typical. Some universities may admit on a rolling basis taking applications until they are full. Check with individual schools to assure that you are meeting their specific deadlines.

FAFSA/Cal Grant window - 

In order to be eligible for Cal Grants students must submit their FAFSA no later than March 2.

Testing window - 

San Diego State is an exception to that rule and will not accept test scores after the November test date.
Please check out the IDEA ACT/SAT test schedule.
Interested in going to a four year school? Check out this information from our Guidance and College and Career centers.

The counselor in charge of testing, financial aid and college and career readiness is Jason Martinez. He is a part time counselor on our campus and the easiest way to contact him is through his email address which is Here.

It is never too early to check and see what potential scholarships are out there for you/your student.
Financial aid websites of interest are: and

Testing information

SAT and ACT - and
Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges -
University information for CSU and UC - and