Journey Ahead students begin their college applications in the summer before their senior year, because this takes the pressure off of busy students in the fall.
Students can start the Common Application, UC Application, and CSU Applications during the summer, filling in demographic information, reviewing essay/personal insight question prompts, consider essay topics, and generally get a start on this time-consuming process.
Students’ Common Application accounts roll-over on August 1. The UC Application is available on August 1. The CSU Application opens Oct. 1, and requires much less work than the UC Application and the Common Application, as there are no essays or activities to report.