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Arun Ponnsumay of Collegewise will present on May 19th at Palos Verdes High School MPR.
Get prepared for College Applications by learning what to expect in the Admissions Cycle. What plummeting admit rates mean, the impact of Early vs. Regular Decision, and how applying Test-Optional affects admission outcomes.
  • How to understand some of the most widely used data points in admissions
  • Why focusing on “what you can control” leads to a healthier application process—and stronger outcomes
  • Why a balanced college list is more important than ever
You must register to attend. Register HERE



CLASS of 2022



  1. Log on to SchooLinks (directions are below)
  2. From Dashboard click on SHOW REMAINING TO DO’s
  3. Complete SENIOR YEAR END ACITVITY to request your final transcript (about 5 minutes)
  4. Complete PENINSULA HS SENIOR SURVEY to be included in the Senior Destinations published by Pen Newspaper (less than 2 minutes)
  5. Set up your PERSONAL ACCOUNT FOR ALUMNI ACCESS to allow you to continue using your SchooLinks account after graduation from PVPHS. This is the only time you can continue your SchooLinks account we cannot grant access once you graduate from PVPHS.

If you are not sure if you completed these items - log in to SchooLinks -  if SENIOR YEAR END ACTIVITY and SENIOR SURVEY are listed in completed items, then you already took the time to let us know, thank you!


If you want to verify where we are sending your final transcript or need to change the final decision – go to Colleges, choose College Applications and Enrollment Decision. The school noted is where your transcript will be sent. If it is incorrect or you are accepting a waitlist offer, please follow the prompts to change your enrollment decision.


Thank you! And please know that final transcripts cannot be mailed until final grades are complete in late June.

If you have any questions, please stop by the CCC and Mrs. Arico will assist you.

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1) Log onto Student Portal via 

2) Click on the “SchooLinks” Tile to launch program

3) Click "Sign on with Google" button 

4) Use your PVPUSD student email address & password

5) Complete the Onboarding process (about 10 minutes)










                          1) From your Dashboard click on the Gear Icon, from drop down menu choose Account Settings
                          2) Click on Your Guardians under Account Settings
                          3) Click on View Guardian Instructions and Unique Claim Code
                          4) Copy the message and send it to your parent/guardian in an email or text



                        1) Once you receive the “Claim Code” from your student(s)

                        2) Visit 

                        3) Go through the claim process by entering your students unique, case-sensitive claim code

Follow the instructions that appear on the screen. You can claim more than one student on your account


CSU Trustees Vote to Amend Title 5 to Remove SAT and ACT Tests from Undergraduate Admissions | CSU (
The CSU Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Committee on Educational Policy's resolution to amend Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations to remove SAT and ACT standardized tests from undergraduate admissions. The board's action eliminates standardized tests in the university's undergraduate admissions processes.


SAT and ACT Exams

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Many of the 4-year colleges and universities  are choosing to continue the Test Optional or Test Free/Blind policies set in place during the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19 limitations. Test Optional means there will be NO negative impact for not having/providing test scores with your application. Test Free/Blind means they will not accept or use your test scores in the acceptance decision.  Please make sure the colleges you are applying to will use your test scores prior to deciding to take SAT/ACT tests. Please know that UC's and CSUs are test Free for Admissions decisions and Scholarship Awards. Click here for a full list of test optional schools.


Check with College Board for most up to date SAT testing information

Check with ACT for most up to date ACT testing information.

The PVPHS CEEB code is 052683



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