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There are four colleges in the Los Rios Community College District:
Other local Community Colleges: 
Los Rios Colleges typically begin accepting Fall semester applications on February 1st.
Students wanting to take a class at Folsom Lake while still in high school will also need to fill out the Advanced Education Packet.
California Community Colleges with on-campus housing.

Regional College FairGo To Top of Page

This is a huge event with over 90 colleges and trade schools represented. It is an excellent chance to gather information about colleges in our region and across the country. Anticipated breakout sessions for 2016: Military Academy Admissions, UC/CSU Admissions Panel, Financial Aid / FAFSA Overview. All interested students and parents are invited - click here for more info!

October 3, 2016
Union Mine High School

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Ideally, students should take the ACT or SAT in spring of their junior year. Seniors who are testing (or re-testing) should sign up for a September or October date to best meet college deadlines. Sign up asap to get the best selection of test location.
Kaplan offers free test prep to El Dorado students for the ACT, SAT and the PSAT.
Khan Academy is the official test prep provider for the SAT.
Not sure which test to take, try this nifty quiz offered by Kaplan.


The ACT is offered in September, October, December, February, April & June. To register for the ACT, visit


The SAT is offered in October, November, December, January, March, May & June. To register for the SAT, visit


The PSAT is the practice test for the SAT. It is offered at El Dorado HS in October; registration begins in September. Bring your payment (cash or check) to the Counseling Office to register. Juniors who score well on the PSAT are entered into the National Merit Scholarship competition.

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