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Our office is open to assist you with questions about college applications, financial aid, SAT and ACT exams and work permits.

Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
(562) 801-5325
Welcome to the College Career Center web page.

Representatives from special programs are available to offer students one-on-one assistance and answer questions about college. See the Program Advisor for an application to join one of these excellent programs.  Advisor schedules are as follows:

Be A Leader Rio Hondo
Michelle Sandoval Jonae Varela
Monday - Friday Monday
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tri-Cities ROP CSU Los Angeles
Adele Cuevas Fernanda Napoles
Monday & Thursday 2nd-4th Friday of each month
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM


EAOP-UC Irvine EAOP-UC Irvine
Jocelyne Perez Denisse Viera
Mondays & Wednesdays Monday, Wednesday & Friday
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Cal-SOAP
Arlene Rodriguez
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday & Thursday
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM


REPRESENTATIVE VISITS
Sign up in the CCC to meet with these representatives:     

• US Navy - Tuesday, May 30th - Quad during lunch

• US Army - Thursday, June 1st - Quad during lunch




AP/ACT/SAT/PSAT TEST INFORMATION

Click Here for a calendar of ACT/SAT test dates, deadlines and fees for 2016-2017.


ACT
The next exam will be administered on June 10, 2017.  Deadline to register is Friday, May 5, 2017.  Fee waivers available to Juniors who qualify.  Late Registration Deadline is Friday, May 19th.  Late fee $27.50

To register online for ACT: Click here

SAT
The next exam will be administered on June 3, 2017.  Deadline to register is Tuesday, May 9th.   Fee waivers available to Juniors who are CSU eligible and receive free/reduced lunch.  Late Registration Deadline is Wednesday, May 24th.  Late fee $28.00

To register on-line for SAT: Click here 


TIER ONE SAT Prep Course is being held in room H-3.




COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Are you interested in taking a class at a Community College?
Click Here to apply online. Stop by the College/Career Center if you need assistance.



Class Schedules:




CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU)
Click Here for CaliforniaColleges.edu


Click Here to see if a CSU is still accepting applications.


English Placement Test - EPT/Entry Level Mathematics - ELM








UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UC)



PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Most private schools have later deadlines. Deadline dates can be found on each individual school's website. Click Here to use The Common Application. Click Here to use The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success application.



FAFSA and CA Dream Act  (Federal Aid)
Prepare for FAFSA by creating a FSA ID for yourself and your parent.
CSS FINANCIAL AID PROFILE - Required for Private Schools

Click Here to apply for FAFSA  - U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a Social Security number

Click Here to apply for CA Dream Act - Not a U.S. citizen, do not have a Social Security number


Cal Grant  (State Aid)

Students attending Community College still have the opportunity to apply for a Cal Grant.  Use the link provided at the end of these instructions.  TYPE in your social security number, name and birthdate in the FILLABLE PDF, then print form, sign and date.  Submit completed GPA Verification to the CCC by Wednesday, July 12, 2017.  Click Here for FILLABLE PDF.



WEBGRANTS for Students - Click on the link to create an account to check your Cal Grant status




This chart will explain the different types of student loans:





Understanding and Comparing Loans
The following is a link to a site that will assist students and parents in understanding the different type of loans available.  It will also allow you to compare loans to determine which is best for you.  Click Here
All scholarship applications are available in paper form in the College Career Center unless an online link has been provided.


AJ WANG FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: June 1, 2017

Eligibility:
• High school senior graduating in June 2017
• Minimum GPA of 2.5
• U.S. Citizen, legal resident or DACA eligible
• Plans to attend one of the following community colleges and earn a degree, certificate and/or meet transfer requirements:
Cerritos College, Coastline Community College, Compton Center - El Camino College, ELAC, LA City College, LA Harbor College, LA Mission College, LA Pierce College, LA Southwest College, LA Trade Tech, LA Valley College, Moorpark College, Oxnard College, PCC, Santa Monica College, Ventura College or West Los Angeles College.



UNIVERSITY'S TUTOR SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST ($1,000.00)
Deadline:  The end of every month

The Contest is open to anyone 16 years of age or older.  Each essay must be at least 300 words and in response to a monthly essay prompt made available on the Website.  All essay submissions must be submitted through the Website by 11:59 PM CST.

Click Here for University Tutor Website



FREE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH PROGRAMS

MALDEFScholarship Resource Guide
This is an extensive list of scholarships that may not require a valid social security number to redeem the award. It is suggested that you look through the scholarship list and select scholarships that are applicable to you.



SallieMae - CollegeAnswer.com 
Facts: 
Easy to use FREE service with no ads and no selling of user info 
Contains over 2.8 million scholarships worth more than $16 billion 
Questionnaire also offered in Spanish
Features: 
Sort scholarships by name, deadline or award amount 
Adjustable match accuracy to see more or fewer awards 
View printable calendar listing all scholarship deadlines 
Register online at www.collegeanswer.com




Unigo Scholarship Match
Free scholarship matching service with a database of over 3.6 million scholarships. Scholarships added daily.

Click Here to register online.

To get a Work Permit:
Download a Work Permit Request Form and instructions here. Please read instructions carefully and make sure all requested information is completed. 

Students looking for Entertainment Permits must contact the Department of Industrial Relations-Division of Labor Standards at 562-590-5048.


Resume - Some employers may require you to submit a resume. There are several online templates available. If you have never had a job or are having a difficult time finding a template to use, send me an email at sperea@erusd.org and I will send you a template and instructions.



JOB BOARD
The following employers are accepting applications:

• Bed Bath & Beyond
12060 Lakewood Blvd.
Downey, CA 90242
Applications available in the CCC.

Subway 
8692 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera
9325 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera



LA TRADE TECH STEAM ACADEMY 2017

• Offers hands-on experience in various fields
• 1 month & 1 week during the Summer 
- Session I: June 12 - July 13
- Session II: July 17 - August 10

Click Here to register on-line.






TOWARD A SECRET SKY Essay Contest
Deadline: May 31, 2017

Win a trip to London, England and a $500 scholarship for you and receive a book prize pack worth $400 for the ERHS Library.  This contest is open to students ages 13-18. Simply submit a 400-600 word essay that answers the question:  What inspires you?  

Submit essay along with your full name, date of birth, home address and name of high school to:
secretskycontest@gmail.com








YOUNG SENATORS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline:  June 30, 2017

This program is open to current high school juniors who reside or attend school in Senate District 32. The program is a unique opportunity for high school students to learn about government services, the legislative process and receive experiences that may enhance your decision to pursue a career in public service.

Click Here to download application.

Mail completed application to:
SENATOR TONY MENDOZA
YOUNG SENATORS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
17312 Studebaker Rd., #332
Cerritos, CA 90703-2508

OR FAX to:  562-924-4802