February 20, 2014
For February, the Admissions Offices will return to their regular evening hours:
Due to a Staff Meeting on Thursday, February 19th, Admissions and Records open hours will be:
Scholarships and Financial Aid
The beginning of Spring semester is the time to apply for financial aid and scholarships. The priority filing deadline for the FAFSA and the California Dream Act application is March 2nd. Workshops are available to assist students. Click Transfer Center News and Upcoming Events for more information. And while scholarships have varying deadlines, many are due early in the year. Begin your scholarship search now and avoid missing deadlines. Stop by the Transfer and Career Center to get help with your search and applications.
Private and Out of State School Applications
Application deadlines for private universities and out of state schools vary school by school with many having later deadlines than the UC and CSU campuses. Stop by the Transfer and Career Center for help in researching how to apply and when.
UC and CSU Transfer Fall 2014 – After You Apply
If you submitted your application to a UC or CSU by the November 30th deadline, you have a few more deadlines to look out for.
UC Applicants – Make sure to update your application by January 31st with your Fall semester grades and your Spring semester courses. You will find out in April if you were admitted to the school or not. Submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by June 1st. You need to mail in your official transcripts no later than July 1st, but deadlines may vary by school. Request your transcript or request IGETC Certification. Check your e-mail frequently for your deadline.
CSU Applicants – Submit your intent to enroll by May 1st for most campuses, a few have a deadline of June 1st. Check with your counselor or at the Transfer and Career Center to know which is your deadline. Deadlines to submit transcripts and other documents vary school by school. Request your transcript or request IGETC Certification. Check your e-mail frequently to stay on top of the varying deadlines.
University representative visits, workshop schedules, important deadlines, and more!
Click transfer related activities for the most up to date information. It is updated regularly as new events and activities are planned.
Black History Month Celebration
Associated Students of College of Marin (ASCOM) is sponsoring a celebration honoring Black History Month. Refreshments will be served and music will be provided. There will also be a blood drive in front of the SS Bldg.
Monday, February 24th, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., KTD, LRC Quad
In February, high school and community application sessions will begin with visits to high school campuses to assist students apply online through CCC Apply. In preparation for the Student Success Steps (after application: testing, orientation, and meeting with a Counselor to develop an Education Plan), Test Prep Workshops will be piloted to familiarize students with the online testing format, preview sample questions, and learn strategies. COM will also participate in high school College Fairs and Parent Nights, meeting students and parents. Student Ambassadors are available for campus tours at either campus and to talk about COM programs and services. Please contact the Ambassadors by calling 415-458-8811 ext. 7860 or by email with your name, contact information, suggest times and dates, and we’ll set up a convenient time.
If you are interested in exploring transportation alternatives, in partnership with the Transportation Authority of Marin, check out the free rideshare phone app, to learn more about this rideshare service.
Apply now for Financial Aid for Fall 2014 – Spring 2015. The Priority deadline is March 2nd for:
Reminder, the FAFSA is a free application. If you are being charged a fee to file the FAFSA, you are not on the official FAFSA website.
For more information: 10,000 Degrees.
KTD - AC, Rm. 120A, on the following dates:
Space is limited. Please make a reservation at the Transfer Center, KTD, SS 202.
It is still not too late to apply for Financial Aid for the Spring 2014 semester. Be sure you’re completing the correct application. When you log into the FAFSA, you will see two tabs. If you’re applying for the Spring semester, you must complete the 2013-2014 application. If you’re applying for Fall 2014 – Spring 2015, please make sure you’re completing the 2014-2015 application.
To ensure your privacy and to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) we must require students to show picture I.D. before we can disclose personal financial aid information. That means that all students must be prepared to present picture ID when asking office staff to look them up in our database. In order to expedite services, please have your picture ID card and student ID number ready when you come to the Financial Aid office.
We also will be asking additional questions to verify the identity of students who call our office seeking specific financial aid information. These processes are necessary to protect our students’ personal information.
Reminder: Update Addresses and Phone Numbers
The address that you put on your FAFSA is not necessarily the address where your financial aid check will be sent, so be sure to update your mailing address and phone numbers in MyCOM or at Admissions and Records to ensure that you receive all communications from the Financial Aid office.
Look local for employment through the Job Placement Center at COM!
Don't forget to check the free online job search provided by COM, powered by NACElink. It has local, national, and international positions available for students, alumni and community members. You may also contact Job Placement Center or call 415-485-9410.
Please call 415-485-9410 to schedule a resume review or individual job coaching appointment.
Tax Season is finally here and in addition to many of us having to pay taxes, we have to pay for the preparation of the taxes. Not with Single Stop! Single Stop provides FREE Tax Preparation services to students, student family members, and faculty/staff.
Last year Single Stop raffled off a free iPad to a student at COM. This year they have already raffled off a free backpack full of school supplies, including a notebook, 8GB flash drive, and index cards, and will continue to raffle off more backpacks. Another major announcement is that in the Spring 2014 semester, Single Stop will also be giving away a Kindle Fire. Stay tuned for more information!
Would you like to alleviate your financial stressors and just have to think about doing well in your courses? Then drop by the Single Stop office because you could be eligible for benefits, which could take a lot of stress off your mind and ensure success with your school work! What better time to prepare for school than now! Visit Single Stop today!
All their services are FREE and include:
Single Stop in also bringing back its Financial Coaching Workshops - one of their most popular services.
Benefit Screenings - Visit them to see if you are eligible for:
Legal Advising - Speaking to an attorney for legal counsel could cost hundreds of dollars per hour to thousands of dollars per case. Meet with a licensed attorney at Single Stop to receive legal advice for FREE. The attorney can help with issues regarding:
Single Stop also has legal referral information based on the type of legal advice you need such as:
Financial Advising - Outside of a bank, this service could cost up to $300 per session and Single Stop brings it to you for FREE! Ask their professional financial advisor about:
Stop in to Single Stop today and see what you may be missing! Contact the Single Stop Coordinator Edwin Towle at 415-457-8811, ext. 7761 to schedule an appointment. Their office is located at KTD, SS 124, and they are open Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, and Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
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