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San Juan
Rio Americano
4540 American River Drive
Sacramento, CA 95864
Google Map Location
(916) 971-7494
Fax: (916) 971-7513

San Juan Unified District Office
3738 Walnut Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 971-7700

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Resources for High School Students

We've compiled information to help you prepare for college, including tips on registering for and taking the ACT, finding and applying to colleges and scholarships and what to do about loans and the FAFSA.

These resources are intended for anyone interested in college, regardless of whether or not they are part of the College Possible program.

The steps you should complete are listed in order below. Click on a step to find more resources. Good luck!

1. Take the ACT or SAT

Learn about the contents and requirements of the ACT and SAT and find free online practice tests that will help you prepare and get tips on how to do your best. 

2. Look for colleges that would be a good fit for you, both academically and socially

Find the college that is right for you! Explore colleges based on surveys of their adademics, quality of life, extracurriculars, demographics and politics. Be sure to look into careers and majors, too.

3. Start looking for private scholarships

Scholarships are a form of financial aid that doesn't have to be paid back, and it can be a big help when paying for college. Find out where you can look for scholarships and how you can apply.

4. Apply for colleges, including writing essays

Learn how to apply to college, including tips on writing a college application essays and general information on college admissions.

5. Apply for financial aid

Learn how you can request financial aid from the government and from your school.

6. Compare financial aid packages and make a decision

Learn more about what's in your financial aid package and find out how to compare different financial aid packages from two or more schools.

7. Enroll!

Figure out what you'll need to enroll at the college of your choice.

Warm Regards,
Martha Quadros
Coordinator, Parent Involvement
Free workshops for College-bound Students offered at Sacramento Public Library Branches
The Sacramento Public Library will present free informational programs for college-bound students, led by Kaplan College Testing representatives.

Registration is requested for all programs by registering at the library branch, online at www.saclibrary.org, or calling (916) 264-2920.

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