May 4, 2016: What to Do After You Enroll

posted Jun 6, 2016, 4:00 PM by
Summit Public Schools
College Readiness Newsletter
May 4, 2016

Weekly College Update

Dear Senior Huskies, Snow Leopards, Bulldogs, and Thunderbirds,

Congratulations on committing to your college choices last week on National College Signing Day! I had so much fun participating in the celebrations at Rainier and Tahoma. Your mentors, teachers, and I are all very proud of you for reaching this milestone and excited for the next steps in your path to college.


This week’s focus is what to do after you enroll.

You’ve officially enrolled in a college. Now what? Every school is going to have its own specific set of to-do items for incoming freshmen students, but there are a few general things that will apply to most students.

  • Housing

    • If you plan to live on campus, check for deadlines about when you need to submit a housing deposit and choose the type of housing you want.

  • Orientation

    • Many schools have a mandatory new student orientation in the summer. Be sure to register for an orientation session, and check with the admissions office right away if you have a conflict.

  • Register for classes

    • Find out the deadline and process to register for your fall classes.

  • Early Start Summer Program

    • These are summer courses that may be required for you if you are attending a CSU and did not earn exemption from remedial coursework. You can usually take them at any CSU campus, not just the one you will be attending, but they are required before you can register for classes in the fall.

  • Learn about Campus Resources

    • Be prepared when you get to campus in the fall. Do you know where you can go for tutoring? The financial aid office? Student health services? You can find lots of these answers online.

As always, check your portal and email often for reminders and talk to your mentor if you have questions about something.


Ms. Hannon
Director of College Readiness

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
May 14 UC Analytical Writing Placement ExamCheck your portal and email if you have been admitted to a UC to see if you need to take this placement test. 

Dreamers Roadmap: A New App to Help Undocumented Students Find Scholarships

A new app to help undocumented students find scholarship money just launched! You can check it out at

Scholarship Opportunities

James Beard Foundation Culinary Scholarship
Who can apply: students planning to go into a culinary or related career
Amount of the award: $50,000
Information/Application: James Beard Peninsula Scholarship
Deadline: May 15, 2016

Foundation for Blended and Online Learning Scholarship 
Who can apply: high school seniors who have can explain how online learning has helped them achieve academically
Amount of the award: $10,000
Information/Application: Foundation for Blended Learning
Deadline: May 20, 2016

Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women
Who can apply: all female students 
Amount of the award: $5,000
Information/Application: Toptal STEM Scholarships
Deadline: 1 winner a month chosen now through November 2016
Changing Education, Changing Lives

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