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College Application Help

College Application Help

Counselors will host College Application Workshops in the Library Comupter Lab during lunch for the dates listed below :

October: 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

November: 5, 7, 12, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22


In order to attend a university you need to apply online. The following are the universities that most Mira Mesa students have applied to in the past:


City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges

California State University System

University of California System

University of San Diego

Point Loma Nazarene

Other California Colleges


Common Application

This is a general on-line application form used by over 400 national independent colleges



If you are a resident of California, you are eligible to request a reduced WUE tuition rate of 150% of the resident rate at one of the 145 participating schools in the West.


WUE states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

College Essay


Some universities you apply to may ask for a college essay. Here are some places you can go to get help:






For information on other technical schools and universities log on to your account at https://succeed.naviance.com/auth/signin using your ID number and password. Then click on the “college” tab, and click on the Super Match college search


Other College Sites


http://www.assist.org/ (agreements between colleges regarding transferability of units)
http://www.aiccu.edu/ (private colleges in California)
http://www.cvc.edu/ (online learning for California Higher Education)
http://studentaid.ed.gov/ (student gateway to the U.S. Government)

http://www.uscollegesearch.org/. U.S College Search is a guide to the nation's colleges, universities and online degrees. They offer one the most comprehensive guides to regional colleges on the Internet with a database of 9734 schools and universities

https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/CollegeScoreCard provides students and families’ critical information needed to make smart informed decisions about where to enroll based on graduation rates, true costs, financial aid and starting salaries.