College Readiness

Most CCA graduates continue their academic education and have been accepted to the following universities:

Arizona State University

Central Washington University

Colorado Christian University

Colorado School of Mines

Gonzaga University

Loma Linda University

Loyola Marymount University

Pacific Union College

Seattle Pacific University

University of Idaho

University of Washington

Walla Walla University

Washington State University

Whitworth University

Important info to prepare for life after CCA:

for more information about College Readiness at CCA.

HIGH SCHOOL & BEYOND

Students, parents and guardians are encouraged to begin thinking about post-high school plans beginning in middle school. CCA's class, High School & Beyond, provides students in grades 7 though 12 with career and college exploration, guidance and evaluation. Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLR) are evaluated through an accumulated portfolio. Students give a presentation to staff and parents at the end of their eighth grade and senior years.

4-YEAR COLLEGE PREP CHECKLIST AND PLANNING LINKS

4-Year College Prep Checklist.pdf

Planning information for college-bound students can be found here:

How to Prepare | The Common App

The PSAT test

is used to measure readiness for college, access scholarships, and practice for the SAT test. Students in grades 8 though 11 take the PSAT. The PSAT 8/9 is a pressure-free way to start thinking about college & careers for students in 8th and 9th grades. Students in 10th and 11th grade take the new PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10 to measure readiness for college, access scholarships, and practice for the SAT.

The SAT test

is a knowledge and skills college-readiness test, widely used for college admissions in the United States. CCA students may take the SAT test on campus during the regular school day.


The ACT test

is a college-readiness assessment standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions in the United States. Students may sign up online for the ACT test at http://act.org/.

CCA's test center code is 188001.

CCA's high school code is 481532.

CCA is a standardized testing center and proctors the PSAT, ACT and SAT tests. CCA is certified to test on Sundays (versus the traditional Saturday testing days) to accommodate faith-based testing needs. Refer to the School Calendar or contact Julie Savino for more information.

The ACT or the SAT? or both? Should I take the tests more than once?

Students and parents/guardians should research carefully which test is accepted or preferred at the universities and colleges to which they are applying; many accept both tests. Students may take the ACT up to 12 times and the SAT as many times as they want! It is recommended that students take each exam on back-to-back test dates and then later determine if they want to take the test again. Students generally take the tests two to four times; typically for the first time in their junior year, and the final time in their senior year. Students often do better on later tests and are evaluated based on their best scores.

COLLEGE BOUND!

Application sites, each serving multiple colleges & universities:

Apply at www.adventistcolleges.org to all U.S. Adventist colleges and the application fee is waived (for up to three Adventist colleges).

Apply at http://www.commonapp.org/ to more than 800 colleges and universities around the world.

Important application information to be aware of:

  • College Application Deadlines - regular decision (RD), early action (EA), early decision (ED), and/or rolling admissions (RA). The most common regular decision deadlines are January 1 and January 15. Some colleges & universities offer rolling admissions and look at applications as they come in until all spaces are filled.
  • College Admission Requirements - Be familiar with admission requirements of all colleges & universities you are considering. GPA and SAT/ACT test scores are all key parts of these. Consider meeting the most requirements possible, to improve your chances for initial acceptance, as well as for the possibility of future college transfer acceptance.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Local

Washington State

Nationwide

FAFSA = Free Application for Federal Student Aid

This form is required to qualify for financial aid at most universities and colleges. The FAFSA is completed online and provides students with access to funds to get help with paying for college.

The FAFSA may be completed as early as October 1 of the year prior to enrolling in college. The earlier the FAFSA is completed, the better a student's chances to receive the maximum assistance. For information go to https://fafsa.ed.gov/.