Counseling News & Information

Counseling Announcements 2017-18

Registrations now being accepted for the 2017 PSAT
  • All juniors (and most sophomores) planning to attend college should take the PSAT
  • Cost is $25, fee waivers available
  • See Doris in the office to register
Cash for College Workshop
Monday, October 2nd, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Chico High Library

On October 2nd we are having our annual "Cash for College Night" at the Chico High library from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This event will be hosted by Chico State Office of Financial Aid. Bring your parents and receive free assistance applying for student aid. 

What to Bring

Checklist of important documents you need to help complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) and Chafee for Foster Youth application.

Come to the Cash for College workshop with the following documents you have and that apply to you:

  • Driver’s license, if you have one
  • Social Security Card or number, if you have one
  • Alien registration number, if you have one
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) – yours or your parents’
  • List of colleges you are interested in attending
  • Most current 2017 bank statements
  • Parents’ most current 2017 bank statements
  • Any records of untaxed income such as welfare benefits, Social Security benefits, or child support payments
  • The FAFSA and CADAA applications will utilize your 2016 tax and income information to apply for 2018-19 student aid.While completing the FAFSA, you will use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to populate your 2016 tax information.
    • Please make sure to bring your 2016 tax information in case the DRT does not work. This includes…
      • Your 2016 W2’s or income information
      • Your parents’ 2016 W2’s or income information

NOTE: You must use 2016 income and tax information to apply for financial aid for the 2018-19 academic year.  If your financial situation has changed since 2016 for the worst, you should follow-up with the institution you are applying to attend.   


Announcements 2016-17


ATTN Seniors attending UC’s next year -

Analytical Writing Placement Examination

All incoming California students who have not met the Entry Level Writing Requirement by April 1, must take the UC Analytical Writing Placement Examination. The exam will be administered the morning of the second Saturday in May, at testing centers throughout the state. SATURDAY, MAY 13th students who have been admitted to a UC campus for fall 2017 and have not satisfied one of the above Entry Level Writing Requirements must take this exam. You should have rec’d a letting in early April regarding the exam requirements and your AWPE testing location.

Students can meet this Entry Level Writing Requirement by scoring:

  • 30 or better on the ACT, English Language Arts; or
  • 30 or better on the ACT, Combined English/Writing (last administered June 2015); or
  • 680 or better on the College Board SAT Reasoning Test, Writing (last administered January 2016); or
  • 3 or above on either Advanced Placement Examination in English; or
  • 5 or above on an International Baccalaureate Higher Level English A: Literature exam (formerly known as Higher Level English A1 exam); or
  • 6 or above on an International Baccalaureate Standard Level English A: Literature exam (formerly known as Standard Level English A1 exam); or
  • 5 or above on an International Baccalaureate Higher Level English A: Language and Literature exam; or
  • 6 or above on an International Baccalaureate Standard Level English A: Language and Literature exam or
  • By earning a grade of C or higher in an acceptable English composition course offered by a college or university.
January 4, 2017

Attention Seniors, the Chico Community Scholarship application is now available!! The mission of the Chico Community Scholarship Association is to provide scholarship assistance by facilitating the establishment and awarding of scholarships to deserving graduating seniors of the Chico Unified School District area who intend to pursue further studies at an accredited institution. Since their formation in 1970, Chico Community Scholarship Association has awarded nearly 3,900 scholarships totaling over $2.4 million to deserving graduating high school seniors from our community. Don’t miss this great opportunity. Applications are available online and in the main office and due February 6th, 2017.

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