2020-2021 College Application Help
We realize that this Thanksgiving break doesn't come at the best time as your college application deadlines are approaching. If you need assistance on your applications next week (11/21-11/29) please take a look at the help sheet below.
- UC/CSU Application Help Centers
- Video tutorials
- Organizations with drop-in virtual office hours
UC Application Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
CSU Application Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020
FAFSA/CA Dream Act Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Step 1: Create your FSA ID
Planning on City College? Look for application workshops in the Spring semester (but you can send in your financial aid application now).
Need to get organized? Use this College & Career Planner
More scholarship databases and resources available here!
Whatever your break may look like, please take some time to self-care and recharge. Only 3 more weeks of the semester when we return November 30th!
Wishing you a happy and safe holiday,
New Transcript Request Process
There is a new process this year to request senior final transcripts due to the shelter in place. The district will be sending all senior final transcripts requests electronically through Parchment. All seniors needing final transcripts to be sent to colleges/universities must make a transcript request via the links on the SFUSD transcript office website.
Senior Final Transcript Request- Information was sent to all seniors sfusd email accounts on how to request final transcripts. Students can also go to the district Transcript Office Website at sfusd.edu/records for more information and the links to Parchment to request a transcript.
School sites will receive a report of students that have made final transcript requests on Friday May 15th. Site counselors can follow up with students who have not requested transcripts.
Student notification and process
Students receive an email to their SFUSD email accounts on May 5 informing them of the process to request final transcripts.
Students receive email from Parchment on May 6 with their access code to create an account with Parchment.
An autodialer will be sent to all 12th graders on May 8 to inform students and parents of the process to request final transcripts.
Seniors can request up to 4 transcripts to be sent electronically to colleges and universities for free up to June 30th.
If there is a need for the transcript to be mailed there will be a charge for mailing.
After June 30th students can request additional transcripts for a fee of $8 per electronic transcript, as they will be considered alumni.
Students will be able to track their transcript request status through Parchment.
Student transcript requests will be put “on hold” in Parchment by the district transcript office until final semester grades are posted to transcripts.
After final grades are submitted and processed by DoT, uploaded into Parchment, then the transcript office will start processing all transcript requests in Parchment.
Students will receive notification when their transcripts are processed through Parchment.
Student handout with instructions on how to register
Contact the SFUSD Transcript Office, firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding final transcript requests for seniors.
Dates and Information for Seniors: Check back often to find out about college application and testing dates.
College Application Q & A: Find out the answers to common questions
College Application 101: Does the college application process freak you out? Well we have created a short presentation on how to apply for colleges. If you still have questions see your counselor.
How to Apply for the SAT or ACT: This handy document will guide you in applying for either the SAT or ACT. If you still have questions see your counselor.