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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:     

• Cerritos College Assessment - Tuesday, April 25th

• US Army - Thursday, May 4th - Quad during lunch

• US Navy - Tuesday, May 16th - Quad during lunch

ª US Marines - Wednesday, May 17th - 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.

To register online for ACT: Click here

SAT
The next exam will be administered on May 6, 2017.  Deadline to register is Tuesday, April 18th.   Fee waivers available to Juniors who are CSU eligible and receive free/reduced lunch.

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)

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.


THE GUS BARRAZA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline:  April 28, 2017

Eligibility criteria:
• ERHS Senior of Mexican descent who will be a 1st generation college student 
• Be pursuing an education/career in a STEM field
• Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
• Demonstrate financial need
• 500-word essay about yourself and why you want to go to college



ROBERT PAQUETTE TRADE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000.00)
Deadline: April 30, 2017

Open to high school seniors planning to attend a trade/vocational school or trade/vocational program at a community college.

The application is a fillable PDF. Please TYPE all information BEFORE printing.  Click Here



SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY ($1,500.00 - $2,000.00)
Deadline: May 1, 2017

Eligibility:
• High school senior with plans to enroll as a full-time college student by Fall 2017
• Minimum GPA of 2.50
• U.S. Citizen or legal resident
• Demonstrate strong community involvement 

Application is a fillable PDF. Please TYPE responses BEFORE printing.  Click Here



PICO WATER DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline:  May 12, 2017

Eligibility:
• High school senior graduating in 2017
• Plans to enter college/university in Fall 2017
• MUST live in the Pico Water District service area.

Click Here to complete fillable PDF of application.




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:

1493 N. Montebello Blvd., Montebello 90640
Hosts, Servers & Dishwashers

9400 Slauson Avenue, Pico Rivera

8650 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera

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



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