The college application process can be complicated, but at Breakthrough SJC, we are here to help. This page is updated periodically with relevant links, resources and information that can assist students, families and college mentors during the application process.
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION PACKETS
Required for Capistrano USD high schools to get letters of recommendation to apply to private colleges and scholarships, and should be submitted to academic advisors by the correct deadline. Some teachers will require them, so students should ask teachers for their preference. For tips on how to ask for a letter of recommendation, check out this article
- Application deadlines before January 1st, 2020, packets are due by Friday, September 27th.
- Application deadlines after January 1st, 2020, packets are due by Friday, October 18th.
- Application deadlines before January 1st, 2020, packets are due by Friday, October 4th.
- Application deadlines after January 1st, 2020, packets are due by Friday, November 8th.
Capistrano Valley High School: **must be submitted through an online portal
- For ALL application deadlines, packets are due by Friday, September 27th.
FLY IN PROGRAMS
Fly-in programs are great opportunities to visit colleges for free! Many private colleges offer these programs, and often schools with fly-in opportunities also meet full demonstrated financial need for their students.
- BTSJC Fly-in Vibe Sheet
- Updated periodically, a good resource for descriptions of colleges as you look at fly-in programs
- College Greenlight 2019 Fly-In List
- The most updated resource for fly-in programs, and their dates and deadlines
COLLEGE SEARCH AND CREATING A COLLEGE LIST
- College Greenlight
- When researching colleges, this website lists the “% Financial Need Met” for each school
- BTSJC Approved Private College List
- Make sure that the private colleges you plan to apply to are on this list! All private colleges on our list have strong financial aid and resources for first-gen college students.
- Create an account to receive scholarship opportunities specific to you
- College Greenlight
- College Greenlight also has a scholarship search tool for students
- Scholarships for UnDACAmented students
COLLEGE APPLICATION WEBSITES