Greeting from the Counseling Office,

The college application process is in full swing. Seniors who are applying to 4-year universities should be working on their applications now. The University of California (UC) application cycle opened November 1st and all UC and California State University (CSU) applications must be submitted no later than November 30th. UC applications can be found at and CSU applications are available on the new Cal State Apply website

Out of state schools and private universities often set their own application deadlines so make sure your senior has researched the schools they are interested in attending so they do not miss any deadlines. Students who plan to attend a community college next year will begin the application process in the spring. Underclassmen who would like information about postsecondary options are welcome to come by the Counseling Office anytime.

High school students who are interested in earning college credit while still in high school can take classes at Yuba College. The spring application and Schedule of Classes are both available online at In order to take classes students must complete the online application first. If planning to take English or math, students must complete the placement exam. They do NOT need to complete the online orientation, but will need paperwork from me in order to register. Concurrent high school students can begin registering for the spring semester on Monday, December 4th. If you or your student would like more information about this process or need help, please let me know.

On October 21st, a group of MCAA seniors spent the day exploring the Chico State campus during Preview Day. They learned about the academic programs offered, visited with faculty and students and toured the campus. The kids gathered a lot of information and it seemed to be an eye-opening experience for many of them.

Important Dates at a Glance:

Nov 1: UC Application Cycle Opens

Nov 2: Last Day to Register for the Dec SAT

Nov 3: Last Day to Register for the Dec ACT

Nov 4: November SAT

Nov 30: CSU and UC Application Cycle Closes

Dec 2: December SAT

Dec 10: December ACT

Christy Spade
MCAA Counselor