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College Letters of Recommendation & Transcript Requests

College Application Letter of Recommendation Process:

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Please allow your teachers and counselors a generous amount of time to write your letters of recommendation by notifying them as soon as possible if you need a letter of recommendation for any university you may be applying to. In order to complete this process, counselors need you to complete the following documents by OCTOBER 15, 2023. Carefully read through the procedures before beginning to work on the remaining documents.

Failing to submit your Brag Sheet to your counselor/teacher by OCTOBER 15, 2023  deadline could result in the staff member declining to write your letter due to lack of time. 

Please be respectful of other peoples' time. If you decide not to apply to a specific university that requires a recommendation letter, notify your counselor/teacher as soon as possible that you will not need a letter from them.





Important Dates and Deadlines for the Class of 2024:

  • August 2023: UC Application Opens
  • October 2023: Cal State Application Opens
  • October 1-November 30: UC and Cal State Application submission window
  • November 1:USC Early Action Deadline
  • February 2024: Deadline to submit official SAT/ACT scores
  • March 2024: Notification of Fall 2023 admissions decisions
  • May 1, 2024: Deadline to submit Statement of Intent to Register 
  • July 1, 2024: Final high school transcripts due to university campuses


Links to Application Portals:

University of California:

California State University:

The Common Application (Private Colleges):

The Coalition Application:

common app

For assistance with the Common App view this video tutorial

When completing the Common App seniors will need the following information:

Senior Class Size:  280                         

Ranking System: None

Academic Year: 2 semesters

GPA: 4.0 weighted scale

Counselor Title: School Counselor


Step by Step Guide for Navigating the Common App

The University of California System

The parts of UC Campuses list

The California State University System

The California State University System

GCC Registration

GCC Counselors are available to assist you via you phone, email, Live Chat and virtual counseling sessions.

Live Chat: Available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm  GCC Chat

Email: For Early College Acceptance Program related inquiries email Olga Tovar 

          When Live Chat is not available email inquiries to

          Welcome Center

Phone: (818) 240-1000 x 4767

Virtual Counseling Sessions:

Virtual Welcome Center Information Sessions: Available Monday-Friday 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm 


GCC Promise Program

GCC Promise Attend GCC Tuition Free!

The GCC Promise Program offers two years of free education at GCC for first time college students who are California residents, taking 12 or more units and have submitted their FAFSA and/or CADA applications.


GCC Scholars Program

GCC Scholars' Program

Selective Service:

All males 17-18 years of age: Under federal law, virtually all men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday.  However, the Selective Service System now accepts early submission of registration information by 17-year-old men.  The Agency holds their registration information and automatically enters their data into the system when they turn 18.  If you don’t register, you will not qualify for federal financial aid (FAFSA), Cal-Grants, job training, or State/Federal jobs.  Go on-line @