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NCAA       
 
 
 

 

Planning to Play in College?

 

  • Go to the Eligibility Center  on the NCAA to register when you are a  high school sophomore.
  • Click the link to enter as an “NCAA College Bound Student-Athlete”.
  • Registration fee is $70 to enroll online.  

 

More information under "Resources - US Students" tabs.

 

 Academic Eligibility Requirements  

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Small and Caring Colleges       
 Visit the website "Colleges That Change Lives"  - www.CTCL.org
for more details!

Cal Lutheran

Azuza Pacific

Holy Names

Menlo

Mt. St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s

Notre Dame de Namur

University of the Pacific

Redlands

University

Univ. of San Francisco (USF)

Whittier College

Eugene Lang

Northern Arizona

Manhattanville

Manhattan College

Marymount Manhattan

Hofstra Univ.

Dominican Seattle University

Bradley Butler

 

 

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COLLEGE NEWS & INFO       

 

 
Great article on colleges that are meeting full financial aid needs for students with scholarships, low interest loans and grants. 
 
 
for Admitting substantial numbers of Students 
 This list includes institutions that are "test optional," "test flexible" or otherwise de-emphasize the use of standardized tests by making admissions decisions about substantial numbers of applicants who recently graduated from U.S. high schools without using the SAT or ACT.
 
 
Find out how multi-tasking and other myths really don't make you work smarter! 
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College & Career Center
Sign up for an appointment today!
The appointment calendar is available outside the office.
If you need a time outside of these hours,
please email us and we will do our best to accommodate you!  

College & Career Advisors

Office Hours

Linda Clark - clarkl@mdusd.org
Mon. – Fri.,  7:30am to 4:30pm
Gina Ney -  neyr@mdusd.org
Tues., Wed, Fri. - 9am to 2pm     Thurs. -- 9am - 1pm
 
Applying to college?  Great checklist here
 
 
  SENIORS - FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Did you miss the Financial Aid Night this month?
Here's the Powerpoint presentation HERE
 
 
Cal Grant Information

Northgate HS is submitting your GPA Verification form for the Cal Grant eligibility .

You do NOT need to do this step on your own. Your next step is to file your FAFSA (opens Jan. 1st) – file in January in order to qualify for the maximum amount of possible grants. 

NOTE: Cal Grant Income Ceilings chart is HERE. Also, you only can receive this grant if you attend a college IN CALIFORNIA.  That is also true for the Middle Class scholarship. Go to the Calif. Student Aid Commission website for more details: http://www.csac.ca.gov/

 

  FAFSA--Submit in early January  2015

The deadline to file your FAFSA is March 2nd 
Everyone should complete the Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA)
Even if your parents do not file their income taxes by that date, you submit the FAFSA with an income estimate. Remember to go back and correct your FAFSA once your parents file their income taxes. This step MUST be done before your financial aid is finalized.

 

  

  

PSAT Scores
Sophomores and juniors who took the PSAT in October received their scores in their English class on Thurs., Dec. 18 
 

 
 

 

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COLLEGE VISITS PLANNED?       

 Make the most of your college visits! 

 Take time to do some investigation before, during and after your college visit. 
Need help keeping all your facts and observations in order?

   Here's a COLLEGE VISIT WORKSHEET to help you track your information

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ACT/SAT TEST DATES       

 

 
 2015 SAT

Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Deadline)

January 24, 2015

December 29, 2014

January 9, 2015

March 14, 2015

February 13, 2015

February 27, 2015

May 2, 2015

April 6, 2015

April 17, 2015

June 6, 2015

May 8, 2015

May 22, 2015

 
2015 ACT
Test Date
Registration Deadline
(Late Fee Required)
February 7, 2015*
January 9, 2015
January 10–16, 2015
April 18, 2015
March 13, 2015
March 14–27, 2015
June 13, 2015
May 8, 2015
May 9–22, 2015
 
To register for a test or order scores to be sent to colleges, use your login at:

 

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COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS - TIPS FOR SUCCESS       
Click below to links that will provide excellent steps to
understanding the college application process.
  

 

 


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New Scholarships for 2014-15       
 NEW LISTINGS - as of 12/3/14
 
Check the scholarship list often.  We have scholarships now with most coming in December and after the first of the year. Updated Scholarship Lists are HERE. 

  
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Family Connection (Naviance)       
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Naviance/Family Connection provides each student with
an online locker that is just for them.
Login and you can:
  • Research colleges
  • Career Search
  • Create a 4-year course plan
  • Build your resume
  • Create you college list
  • Find scholarships 
To access your online Naviance locker:
https://connection.naviance.com/northgatehigh
 
Your Username : First 2 letters of your FIRST name, then the first 2 letters of your LAST name, and then the last 3 digits of your Student ID number. CAPITALIZE the first letter of the first name and the first letter of your last name. (Example:  FnLn123)
 
Your Password: The student's entire 7 digit student ID number (example: 1234567)
 
Trouble logging in?  Come to the College & CareerCenter
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES       
 
 Volunteer and find your passion! Work with animals, garden and enjoy the dirt, play music for senior citizens... so many different opportunites are out there! We can help you find the right fit - come in for an appointment!
 
Check out our Volunteer Opportunities List.  
 
Some new listings: 
 
Contra Costa Interfaith Housing Homework Club
Volunteers Needed (All Grades)
Commitment: 1 hour per week for 1 school year, but always negotiable with high school volunteers
Hours: Anytime between 3pm-5:30pm
You'd be working with kids between the ages of K-9th
Urgent need: Lakeside Apartments near the Concord Skate Park/Costco. Adult Youth Enrichment Coordinator is always on-site as are some parents.
Contact: Gloria Bertolozzi at gloria@ccinterfaithhousing.org
 
 Contra Costa Childcare Center - Concord 

1+ day per month for a ½ hour session during business hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday with a 3 month minimum commitment.  Play musical instruments and help 3-6 year olds hear and understand musical instruments.  

 

 
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LD - School Sampling       
 
 University of Arizona – SALT program

Arizona St. University

Adelphi (NY)

Regis (CO)

American University (DC)

Fairleigh Dickinson (NJ)

Hofstra (NY)

Marist (NY)

Eugene Lang (NY)

Marymount Manhattan (NY)

McDaniel (MD)

Curry College (MA)

 

 

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