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All ACT and SAT administrations at Terra Linda High School for the foreseeable future are canceled, due to the pandemic, in order to protect the health and safety of student test-takers coming from a multi-county area throughout the state, proctors and other school employees, and their family and friends.  We will post information here when we are able to resume safely.  We thank you for your understanding.  TLHS students, your counselors and the CCC/College and Career Center staff are here to help you with your college list and applications; you will still have plenty of excellent choices!

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CCC newsletters archive/ Archivo de CCC/Boletines informativo

March/enero 2021


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December/diciembre 2020, English/Español

November/noviembre 2020, English/Español

College & Career Center: CCC

(above, new TL Student Commons, home of CCC/counseling new space!)

Juniors/parents: our financial aid partner 10,000 Degrees is now accepting applications for the Class of 2022!  10KD provides FREE, intensive financial aid and college application support, starting with workshops in spring of junior year, and continuing through your college graduation!  This includes a summer 2021 intensive, a virtual summer camp where students get to explore what life is like for a college student through a series of workshops and cohort bonding activities. There is no minimum GPA to apply, and all that is needed is demonstrated financial need.  The priority deadline to apply is March 12; click here for the application!

11th grade College Night (Jan. 20, 2021) presentation, English/español

latest CCC newsletter: April/abril 2021, English/Español


August 1 = UC application opens, Class of 2022

August 11-13, 12:00-2:30pm each day = college application & essay bootcamp, Class of 2022

~September 7-15, TBA = 12th grade College Night, Class of 2022

October 1 = CSU/Cal State application opens, Class of 2022

October 1 = FAFSA/Dream Act, CSS Profile open, Class of 2022

November 1-15 = EA & ED deadlines, 4-year colleges, Class of 2022

November 1 = UC & CSU applications can be submitted through ~November 30-December 4

August-December = CCC college application & essay workshops, weekly (schedule TBA, depending on bell schedule)

January 1-15, 2022 = RD/Regular Decision deadlines for 4-year colleges, Class of 2022

~January 11, 2022 = 11th Grade College Night, Class of 2023

College fairs! (all online & free!)

Please check back here periodically for information about any summer fairs. 

The first fall college fair schedule has been announced!  All of these fairs are online, and students can register beginning June 1!  Other fairs will be announced as well, and we will note if those are in-person or online.

*       Sunday, Aug. 29, national fair, 10am-3pm
*       Sunday, Sept. 12, national fair, 10am-3pm
*       Tuesday, Sept. 28, colleges just in the Northeast: 1-5pm
*       Sunday, Oct. 3, national fair, 10am-3pm
*       Thursday, Oct. 14, colleges just in the Midwest: 2-6pm
*       Sunday, Oct. 24, national fair, 10am-3pm
*       Tuesday, Nov. 2, Arts & STEM Fair: 1-5pm
*       Sunday, Nov. 14, national fair, 10am-3pm



    College admissions in the news:

    The College-Admissions Crucible (May 29, The New Yorker)

    The Persistent Grip of Social Class on College Admissions (May 28, New York Times)

    Paving an Efficient Transfer Pathway to a Bachelor’s Degree (May 27, Inside Higher Ed)

    A bold plan for UC: Cut Share of Out-Of-State Students by Half Amid Huge California Demand (May 25, LA Times)

    Law lifts SAT, ACT requirement at public Colorado colleges (May 25, Denver Post)

    Washington's public colleges go test-optional for good (May 21, Higher Ed Dive)

    San Antonio College Emerges Winner of 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence (May 18, Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

    No More SAT or ACT at U of California (May 17, Inside Higher Ed)

    Where Do Public Research Universities Recruit? (May 17, Inside Higher Ed)

    The Elites Can’t Fix What’s Wrong With College (May 17, Inside Higher Ed)

    The 100 Best Community Colleges in America (May 16, Newsweek)

    University of California Will No Longer Consider SAT and ACT Scores (May 15, New York Times)

    Nearly 1 in 5 college grads expect to earn $85,000 in their first job this year (May 13, CNBC)

    Should Two- and Four-Year Degrees Be Free? (May 13, New York Times)

    What's a College Degree Worth? New Report Pushes for More Transparency to Close Disparities (May 12, USA Today)

    The Cost of Doing Nothing (May 12, Inside Higher Ed)

    Warren, Sanders Call For Expanding Food Aid To College Students (May 11, NPR)

    What High School Juniors Think (May 12, Inside Higher Ed)

    Test-optional policies didn’t do much to diversify college student populations (May 10, Hechinger Report)

    Community Colleges and America's Future (May 7, The Atlantic)

    California’s COVID-19 recovery plan seeks to improve higher education equity (May 7, Hechinger Report)

    How College Became a Ruthless Competition Divorced From Learning (May 6, The Atlantic)

    Higher Ed’s Most Common Rationale for Diversity Favors White Students More than Black (May 6, Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

    In Defense of Holistic Admissions (May 6, Chronicle of Higher Education)

    Ethical College Admissions: ‘Rejectivity’ (May 3, Inside Higher Ed)

    So you’re bummed because your favorite college said no. Read this. (Apr. 24, Washington Post)

    Sanders And Top Progressives Push To Make College Free For Most Americans (Apr. 21, NPR)

    The Abiding Scandal of College Admissions (Apr. 19, Chronicle of Higher Education)

    Test-optional Admissions Yields Benefits (Apr. 19, Inside Higher Ed)

    After a Year of Turmoil, Elite Universities Welcome More Diverse Freshman Classes (Apr. 17)

    California Community College Fall Enrollment Plunges (Apr. 15, Inside Higher Ed)

    The UC system is one of the best and worst parts of living in California (Apr. 14, LA Times)

    Community Colleges Turn to New Incentives for Recruitment (Apr. 13, Inside Higher Ed)

    * The Endless Sensation of Application Inflation (Apr. 12, Chronicle of Higher Education)

    * UC Explains Admissions Decisions In A Record Application Year Of Much Heartbreak, Some Joy (Apr. 12, LA Times)

    * California Community College Enrollment Plummets Amid Pandemic, Putting Some Campuses At Risk (Apr. 12, LA Times)

    Acceptance rates at elite colleges hit a record low as students face cancelled college entrance exams and online learning difficulties (Apr. 10, Business Insider)

    Community Colleges Face a Long Road to Recovery (Apr. 8, Chronicle of Higher Ed)

    Applications boom, admit rates plummet: Prestige college admissions get a little crazier in the pandemic (Apr. 7, Washington Post)

    * HSI's on the Rise (Apr. 7, Inside Higher Ed)

    Fewer Students in Class of 2020 Went Straight to College (Apr. 6, Education Week)

    * More students applied to top colleges this year. How making test scores optional opened the field. (April 5, Washington Post)

    * A Great Admissions Year, For Some (Apr. 5, Inside Higher Ed)

    In an unusual admissions year, California’s selective universities more closely evaluate students (Apr. 5, EdSource)

    The Pandemic Hit the Working Class Hard. The Colleges That Serve Them Are Hurting, Too. (Apr. 2, New York Times)

    * Half of California's Bachelor Degrees Are Awarded By Cal State (Apr. 1, LA Times)

    Applying to College Was Never Easy for Most Students. The Pandemic Made It Nearly Impossible (Mar. 31, Time)

    * Wait Lists: What To Expect (Mar. 29, Inside Higher Ed)

    Easing the transfer path in California from community colleges to universities (Mar. 29, EdSource)

    SAT and ACT scores may be optional in college applications this year, but many top schools still rely on them (Mar. 26, MarketWatch)

    Do Top Colleges Favor Applicants Who Are Extremely Wealthy? (Mar. 22, Inside Higher Ed)

    Enrollment declines at California’s community colleges far greater than earlier predictions (Mar. 19, EdSource)

    As elite college applications soar, legacy admissions still give wealthy and connected students an edge (Mar. 18, Hechinger Report)

    * The Rich Get Richer (Mar. 15, Inside Higher Ed)

    Fewer kids are going to college because they say it costs too much (Mar. 14, CNBC)

    A New Term, the Same Enrollment Losses (Mar. 11, Chronicle of Higher Education)

    * Spring Enrollment Keeps Slipping (Mar. 11, Inside Higher Ed)

    No 'quick turnaround in sight': Report finds enrollment losses continue (Mar. 11, HigherEdDive)

    * The Future of Admissions (Mar. 10, Chronicle of Higher Education)

    * Enrollment Managers Are Flying Blind (Mar. 9, Chronicle of Higher Education)

    Not Submitting Scores (Mar. 8, Inside Higher Ed)

    * How To Sabotage Your Chance of Getting Into College (Mar. 7, Washington Post)

    The California State System Made a Big Bet for Fall. It Paid Off in Enrollment (Feb. 26, Chronicle of Higher Education)

    Jill Biden Says She's Pushing for Free Community College (Feb 26, Inside Higher Ed)

    The Covid Effect: Most Colleges Will Keep Test-Optional Policies for Good (Feb. 25, Chronicle of Higher Education)

    Elite Universities Are in an Amenities Arms Race (Feb. 23, Town & Country)

    Interest Surges At Top Colleges, While Struggling Ones Scrape For Applicants (Feb. 20, New York Times)

    5 Things Every Family Should Know About Paying For College (Feb. 17, NPR)

    Why the University of California is seeing a massive surge in freshman applications (Feb. 11, EdSource)

    Early-Decision, Early-Action Applications Fall (Feb. 8, Inside Higher Ed)

    * Paying For College Can Be Overwhelming.  Here's What You Need To Know To Find An Affordable Option (Feb. 5, Time)

    * The Full Story on Admissions (Feb. 1, Inside Higher Ed)

    Applications surge after big-name colleges halt SAT and ACT testing rules (Jan. 29, Washington Post)

    Elite colleges are extending their test-optional policies (Jan. 29, Higher Ed Dive)

    * College Costs Are Less Terrifying Than You Think (Jan. 27, New York Times)

    How to Pay for College (and Not Lose Your Shirt) (Jan. 26, New York Times)

    * Common App's data show overall gains in new applications, but not from first-gen, low-income (Jan. 26, Inside Higher Ed)

    * SAT subject tests and optional essay are permanently being canceled (Jan. 19, Washington Post)

    Newsom California budget rejects UC, CSU tuition increases (Jan. 8, LA Times)

    Covid is making it harder to get into a top college (Dec. 29, CNBC)

    More information is available about which college majors pay off, but students aren’t using it (Dec. 25, Washington Post)

    The Flight To Quality In Colleges Grows: Harvard Applications Up 57% (Dec. 21, Forbes)

    * UC numbers soar, CSU's tumble as pandemic upends college admissions process (Dec. 18, LA Times)

    * Few Positives in Final Fall Enrollment Numbers (Dec. 17, Inside Higher Ed)

    'Losing A Generation': Fall College Enrollment Plummets For 1st-Year Students (Dec. 17, NPR)

    Report: Fewer High School Students Went Straight to College (Dec. 10, Inside Higher Ed)

    * COVID causes a huge decrease in college enrollments (Dec. 11, Newsweek)

    Amid Fears of Student Loss, UC Enrollment Remains Flat (Nov. 30 EdSource)

    * Applications Are Decreasing (Nov. 16, Inside Higher Ed)

    * "They Are Americans Now" (Nov. 10, Inside Higher Ed)

    * Cal State Enrollments Surge During Pandemic (Nov. 10, LA Times)

    * What Biden Presidency Could Bring for Higher Education   (Nov. 9, Inside Higher Ed)

    * Joe Biden Won. Here's What Higher Ed Can Expect (Nov. 7, The Chronicle of Higher Education)

    * The Secrets of Elite College Admissions (August 28, Wall Street Journal)

    Court Bars U. of California From Using ACT and SAT for Fall-2021 Admissions (Sept. 1, Chronicle of Higher Education)

    Fewer colleges are relying on standardized testing for admissions decisions during coronavirus, but that change should be permanent (August 27, Hartford Courant, by the President of NACAC)

    How Applying to College Will Be Different This Year, Thanks to the Coronavirus Pandemic (~August 26, Money)

    * How Colleges Are Responding to COVID Should Inform Prospective Students (August 26, Teen Vogue)

    How The Coronavirus Has Upended College Admissions (August 12, NPR)

    Kill the SAT, Ignore the Rankings, Stop Obsessing Over Elite Colleges (August 10, Inside Higher Ed)

    Making Test-Optional Admissions Real (August 10, Inside Higher Ed)

    * The Return of the Campus Tour (August 3, Inside Higher Ed)

    * A Year of Chaos and Flexibility (July 20, Inside Higher Ed)

    UC admission of California students at all-time record high (July 16, University of California)

    * What Rising High School Seniors Think (July 6, Inside Higher Ed)

    * A College Degree Is No Guarantee Of A Good Life (July 2, The Atlantic)

    More than 300 college deans explain what they want — and don’t want — to see from applicants in the covid-19 era (June 29, Washington Post)

    * What Students Didn't Do (June 15, Inside Higher Ed)

    How to Normalize the College Search Process for Juniors (June 3, New York Times)


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