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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) 801-7540


Please note our new telephone number: (562) 801-7540

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:


Generation 1st Degree Pico Rivera - Leader Program
Michelle Sandoval
Monday, Wednesday & Friday   9:30AM - 3:00PM


Cal-SOAP
Arlene Rodriguez
Monday 7:30AM - 3:30PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 12:00PM
Wednesday 7:30AM - 3:00PM


EAOP
Jocelyne Perez
Monday  8:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday  8:00AM - 2:00PM
Friday  8:00 AM - 12:00PM

Denise Viera
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
9:00AM - 1:00PM


Rio Hondo College
Jonae Varela
Friday  8:00AM - 3:00PM


CSULA Ambassador
Stephanie Cueva
Monday  11:30AM - 3:00PM
Friday     8:00AM - 10:00AM




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

• Mt. St. Mary's University (On-site Admissions) - Thursday, January 18th

• US Marines - Wednesday, January 24th - Quad




AP/ACT/SAT/PSAT TEST INFORMATION

Click Here for 2017-2018 ACT/SAT Exam Dates and Fees


ACT
The next exam will be on February, 10, 2018. Fee waivers are available to eligible Juniors. Registration deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018.

To register online for ACT: Click here

SAT
The next exam will be on March 10, 2018.  Fee waivers available to Juniors who are CSU eligible and receive free/reduced lunch.  Registration deadline is February 9, 2018.

To register on-line for SAT: Click here 



Use these instructions to send ACT/SAT scores to Colleges and Universities:





COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Are you interested in taking a class at a Community College?




Some CSUs are still accepting applications until December 15th.



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





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.


COLLEGE GREENLIGHT
Applying to Out-of-State and Private schools through College Greenlight allows you to complete one (1) application to send to multiple colleges.  As an added benefit, participating colleges have agreed to waive the application fee.  Click Here to begin your application.


SENDING ACT & SAT SCORES:


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) - Click Here to create your portal to see if you qualify for a Cal Grant.





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.


WHITTIER - PICO RIVERA COUNCIL PTA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: February 1, 2018

Requirements:
• Current PTSA Member
(Must be a member 30 days prior to applying for scholarship. Membership documentation available in CCC when scholarship application is picked up.)
• High school Senior with a minimum 2.0 GPA
• Plans to attend a 2- or 4-year college/university or vocational school
• Minimum 15 volunteer hours completed during senior year



HACER NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: February 5, 2018

Eligible students must:
• Be a current high school senior
• Be a legal U.S. resident
• Have a minimum GPA of 2.70
• Have at least one (1) parent of Hispanic heritage
• Be eligible to attend a 2- or 4 year college or university with a full-time course of study during Fall of 2018




FRANK TERRAZAS SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline:  February 28, 2018

Eligibility requirements:
• All heritages are welcome to apply
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited 4-year college or university in Fall 2018
• Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, DACA recipient or eligible non-citizen
• Be a high school senior graduating from OR a graduate of El Rancho High School

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:


• BJ's Restaurant - Servers
1716 Montebello Town Center Drive, Montebello
121 Stonewood Street, Downey

• Five Below - Sales Associate
8850 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera
2401 Via Campo, Montebello

• Food 4 Less
8620 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera

• Jack in the Box
6750 Rosemead Blvd., Pico Rivera

• Starbucks
#06545 - Rosemead Blvd & Washington Blvd,. Pico Rivera
#08799 - Whittier Blvd & Passons Blvd., Pico Rivera

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

• Wendy's
8450 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera

• Yogurtland
8756 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera


CONGRESSWOMAN LINDA T. SANCHEZ CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: January 17, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

Minimum Qualifications:
• 3.0 unweighted GPA
• Open to high school & college students and recent graduates
• 10 hours per week minimum
• Ability to multitask & prioritize task with a mature and responsible attitude
• Applicant must be detail-oriented and possess strong writing and speaking skills
• Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
• Knowledge of a foreign language is a plus

District interns will work in a dynamic environment assisting district operations such as answering constituent calls, writing letters and correspondence, media clips and other district-based projects. Additionally, district interns will have the opportunity to learn about 38th Congressional District of California by shadowing staff at various community functions and meetings with civic leaders.




THE DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN - LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Deadline: January 26, 2018

This is a free scholarship and leadership program that provides access to over $1.5 billion in scholarships, life skills workshops and personal growth opportunities.  This program is open to Junior girls who are involved in school and/or community activities, are interested in earning scholarships for college and are outstanding in academics, leadership, athletics OR the arts.









Click Here for link to online application.  Deadline to submit is February 16, 2018.