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Aug 23, 2020 @ 01:00

Important College Deadlines

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College Deadlines are Fast Approaching!

  • November 30th – The University of California deadline (UC)
  • December 4th – The California State University deadline (CSU)
  • Out of state and private college deadlines vary. Check each college website for more information.

Financial Aid Deadlines are Also Approaching – Fill Out the FAFSA!

  • March 2, 2021 – FAFSA Deadline For UCs, CSUs, and the California community colleges.
  • For all other colleges, deadlines vary and financial aid may be available on a first come, first serve basis. Check each college website for more information.
  • FAFSA Link:
  • Many private colleges also require the CSS Profile. Be sure to check each college website for requirements and deadlines.

Testing Update

  • Test Free – The University of California is test free for all students. This means that the UCs will not consider test scores for admissions or scholarships. This is a permanent change and applies to all learners in all grades. The CSUs are test free for the class of 2021. Stay tuned for CSU updates for future graduates.
  • Test Optional – Almost 2000 colleges have moved to test optional or test free admissions. Check the Fairtest list to track which colleges require testing.


  • iLEAD will not be offering the PSAT this year due to Covid restrictions.
  • Learners who may qualify for National Merit can use an alternate entry option.



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