Hello, CAMP Mentees and Mentors!
This is your section of the College Access Portal! Click on the links below to be directed to so many college access goodies, you won’t know what to do with yourself! I encourage you to make every effort to hold your meetings at the Living Lab. If your time doesn’t match our public hours, try to make an appointment with Isabel to use the lab during our non-public hours, or approve an alternate location.
Living Lab Hours:
The Living Lab is currently closed to the public due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. To have your meetings there, contact Isabel Herrera and reserve a space! (masks required)
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Just let email@example.com know!
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Use this CAMP checklist as a timeline to make sure you are on track to reaching your CAMP goals! Download the full checklist (Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets) to keep track of your application, financial aid, and college transition tasks offline. This accompanying worksheet will also help you stay on top of the checklists! And this CAMP Scavenger Hunt is another activity you can do together regardless of the time of year.
Review CSU application with CAC before submitting.
Review UC application with Ocean Discovery before submitting.
Submit UC and CSU applications, by Nov 30.
Complete private school and out-of-state applications.
Confirm your test scores have been sent to the schools you are applying to.
Apply for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), or your campus’s equivalent.
Create college portals for each school you applied to.
Complete FAFSA and go to CAC for final approval.
Create your CalGrant account to qualify for state financial aid.
Create and submit San Diego Foundation Common Scholarship Application.
Learn what YEAR-ROUND student support programs for first-gen, historically under-represented students exist on campus.
Submit the FAFSA, by March 2.
Confirm your FAFSA includes all the schools you are applying to.
Send Student Aid Report (SAR from FAFSA) to Isabel.
Send California Aid Report (CAR from CalGrant) to Isabel.
Submit Stephen Effron scholarship application.
Submit 20+ scholarships.
Request to have a financial aid consultation.
Send financial aid offer(s) to Isabel prior to financial aid consultation.
Submit any required additional financial aid materials/paperwork to colleges.
Petition financial aid for a better financial aid offer.
Accept financial aid offer.
Visit colleges accepted to (ie: Open House, campus visit, etc.), and request Southwest tickets if applicable.
Learn what student support SUMMER programs for first-gen, historically under-represented students exist on campus.
Apply for the Summer Bridge Program, or your campus’s equivalent.
Submit Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to selected college, by May 1.
Submit proof of residence.
Send official transcripts and test scores to selected college.
Return any additional acceptance materials/paperwork to selected college.
Inform Isabel of your final college decision.
Take college placement tests.
Apply for housing.
Complete immunization requirement by campus.
Send proof of health insurance to your campus.
Attend campus orientation.
Register for classes.
Download the CAMP checklist by category here:
Go to the College Access Resources section for more tools and resources to assist in your application process.
College Fit Workshop
College Fit Workshop 2021-2022
Map Of UC’s And CSU’s
College Search Protocol
Narrowing Your College Search
College Fit Questions
Funding Opportunities for Under-Represented Minorities
College Fair Tips
Campus Visit Checklist
College Search Step-by-Step Guide
College Board Opportunity Scholarships
What does “College Fit” mean?
List of Fly-In Campus Visits (paid by the college)
List of need-blind admissions colleges
Colleges that offer complete financial aid without loans
Social Mobility Index
Personal statement workshop
Personal Statement Workshop 2021-2022
UC Personal Insight Questions
PIQ Case Studies
Choosing An Essay Topic Pt 1
Choosing An Essay Topic Pt 2
Write An Excellent Essay Guide
Write An Excellent Essay Worksheet
Recommended Editing Tool:
UC Application workshop
UC Application Workshop 2021-2022
University of California (UC) Online Application
CAMP Usernames & Passwords
Resources from the University of California:
UC Application Tutorial
The UC Comprehensive Review
Sections of the UC Application
Changes to the Admissions Process
How To Maximize The Activities And Awards Section
CSU Application Workshop
Resources from California State University:
Filling Out Your Cal State Apply Application
CSU Cal State Apply Updates For 2021
CSU Impacted Undergraduate Majors and Campuses
EOP Deadlines by Campus
SDSU Weber Honors College
Recording of FAFSA Workshop 2021-22
FAFSA Workshop PPT 2021-22
Financial Aid Award Samples
Ocean Discovery’s Financial Aid Guide
Recording of Scholarship Workshop 2021-22
Scholarship Workshop PPT 2021-22
Cappex’s College Greenlight
College Funding Opportunities for Hoover Students
Stephen Effron Scholarship Application
College Selection Workshop
Recording of College Selection Workshop 2021-22
College Selection Workshop PPT 2021-22
Financial Aid Comparisons Worksheet
UC Award Letter Examples
College Fit Summary Worksheet
College Comparison Summary Worksheet
12 Questions to ask your child about the colleges they are considering – English,
Fund Your Future Workbook (multiple languages)
CAMP Student & Family Orientation
Recording of CAMP Mentee Training 2021
Mentor Pre-Serivce Training
Recording of CAMP Pre-Service Training 2021
CAMP Mentor Pre-Service Training Slide Deck
CAMP Mentor Pre-Service Training Notes
Ocean Discovery’s Long-Term Mentoring Webinar
First Do No Harm
Wheel of Power and Privilege
CAMP I Session Evaluation Form (Word.doc)
CAMP I Session Evaluation Form (Google form)
CAMP Mid Year Evaluation Form (Word.doc)
CAMP Mid Year Evaluation Form (Google Form)
CAMP End-of-Year Evaluation Form (Word.doc)
CAMP End-of-Year Evaluation Form (Google Form)