Discovery Charter Preparatory School College Counseling




PROVIDED BY Discovery Charter Preparatory School COLLEGE CENTER:

  • SAT Subject and ACT forms - including fee waivers

  • FAFSA, CAL GRANT AND CSS PROFILE financial aid forms

  • Scholarship listings in the Discovery Charter Prep Scholarship Directory

  • College application fee waivers

  • UC and CSU Application Workshops will be scheduled in October and early November.

  • Financial Aid Workshops will be scheduled in the Spring


  1. Register and take required tests - SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subject Tests, or ACT with writing.
  2. Arrange for test scores to be sent to colleges.
  3. Obtain college applications & Financial Aid forms from each college.
  4. Review essay topics for all colleges of interest and write the essays.
  5. Complete and send in each college application and financial aid materials.

For Private Colleges/Universities and Out of State Public Universities

  1. Student must request a letter of recommendation in person first.
  2. Private colleges and out-of-state universities require a written recommendation from a school counselor. Students must complete the"Brag Sheet" for the Counselor,  by a predetermined date, in order to have this letter written.

SAT web site:

  • UC and most Cal States will accept test scores from the December test date of senior year.
  • Other colleges - check individual application deadlines
  • Can only take SAT Reasoning Test or SAT Subject Test- NOT BOTH - on any given test date
  • When signing up for a SAT Subject test date, student may take 1, or 2 Subject Tests on one test date

ACT web site:

  • UC and most Cal States will accept test scores from the December test date of senior year.
  • UC REQUIRES ACT with Writing

SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Test Schedule



UC Application Requirements:

  1. One application for the entire UC system - check boxes for individual UC campuses
  2. Separate fee of $70 for each campus that a student wants to apply to
  3. Fee Waivers are applied online according to income.
  4. RECOMMENDED TESTS:  SAT or ACT with Writing AND 2 SAT Subject Tests
    Subject tests are no longer required BUT recommended by the UC's
  5. LAST DATE UC's accept SAT tests = December Test for Seniors
  6. Personal Statements
  7. No Official Transcript should be sent with application
  8. No Teacher Recommendations required
  9. No School Reports or Counselor Recommendation
  10. DEADLINE for application:  NOVEMBER 30
  11. Application can be sent beginning November 1
  12. Complete the application online through the UC Pathways website - THIS IS THE ONLY WAY  The online application is available as of August 1. -- DO NOT WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER 29TH OR 30TH TO SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION ON-LINE.









We are proud that our graduates have gained acceptance to and attend some of the nation’s finest colleges and universities.  Where our Warriors go:


University of California, Los Angeles  

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Santa Barbara 

University of California, Riverside

University of California, Davis 

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Merced

University of California, Santa Cruz  

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona  

California State Polytechnic University,       San Luis Obispo  

California State University, Northridge

California State University, Dominguez Hills

California State University, Los Angeles 

Humboldt State University

California State University, Long Beach

California State University, Channel Islands 

San Francisco State University

Lewis and Clark College 

Mt. Saint Mary’s College   

 University of Pennsylvania  

Dartmouth College 

Brigham Young University

Pitzer College

Mills College 

University of Texas, Austin

Mount Saint Mary’s College (New York) 


College of the Canyons 

Woodbury University

Los Angeles Mission College