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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 - 4:00PM
Tuesday 7:30AM - 11:30AM
Wednesday 7:30AM - 4:00PM

Jocelyn Estrada
Tuesday  11:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday & Friday  7:30AM - 4:00PM



EAOP
Jocelyne Perez
Tuesday  8:00AM - 1:00PM
Wednesday  8:00AM - 1:00PM
Thursday  8:00AM - 2:00PM

Denise Viera
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00PM




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

• Rio Hondo College - Friday, May 25th - Quad during lunch


CLASS OF 2018 - SENIOR SURVEY
Deadline to submit: Friday, June 1st at 3:00PM

Survey must be completed in order to receive commencement tickets.  Please feel free to complete in CCC if you need assistance.





AP/ACT/SAT/PSAT TEST INFORMATION

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

ACT
Please check back during the Summer for 2018-2019 registration information.

To register online for ACT: Click here

SAT
Please check back during the Summer for 2018-2019 registration information.

To register on-line for SAT: Click here 













COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Are you interested in taking a class at a Community College?
Remember that as a high school student you will be required to complete a Concurrent Enrollment form to be signed by student, parent/guardian and counselor BEFORE registering for a class.

3 Steps for taking a Community College Class:
1 - Online application
2 - Concurrent Enrollment Form
3 - Registration for class


Click Here for CaliforniaColleges.edu


Stop by the CCC to sign-up for an Educational Planning Workshop to qualify for the Rio Hondo Promise (FREE tuition) and First-Year Priority Registration for Fall 2018 for Seniors.



Class Schedules:





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.



PEPSICO CESAR CHAVEZ LATINO SCHOLARSHIP ($5,000)
Deadline:  May 25, 2018

Eligibility:
• Current high school senior of Latino descent
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• Will attend college/university in Arizona or California as a full-time student during the 2018-2019 school year
• Application open to U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, Undocumented Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)




THE JACKIE HERRERA SCHOLARSHIP ($300)
Deadline:  May 30, 2018

Open to graduating Senior females who identify as Latina and will be attending a 4-year college/university during the 2018-2019 school year.

Click Here for fillable PDF.  Please TYPE all information BEFORE printing.





HERMANOS UNIDOS DE UCLA "SKY IS THE LIMIT" SCHOLARSHIP ($250 - $400)
Deadline:  May 31, 2018

Requirements:
• Male high school senior
• Latino/Hispanic descent
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• Submitted Statement of Intent to Register to UCLA for 2018-2019 academic year



AJ WANG FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)
Deadline:  June 1, 2018

Applicant must:
• Be a graduating high school senior
• Be a resident or citizen of the USA or DACA and/or Dream Act eligible
• Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
• Plan to attend a community college and earn a degree or certification and/or meet transfer requirements
• Commit to enroll as a full-time student for the entire academic school year at one of the following community colleges:





CALIFORNIA LATINO LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)
Deadline:  June 1, 2018

Requirements:
• Be a graduating high school senior
• Minimum GPA of 2.5
• Proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of high learning

California State Assembly Member - Cristina Garcia
California State Senator - Vacant




HORATIO ALGER CAREER & TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP ($2,500)
Deadline:  June 15, 2018

Criteria:
• Graduating Senior enrolled in eligible program by Fall 2018
• Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the U. S.
• Be a U.S. Citizen
• Demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity





BIG SUN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP ($500)
Deadline:  June 19, 2018

Open to all Senior student athletes regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate.  Please remember to include your name and the name of the high school you are currently attending.

Please send a short essay (500-1000 words) answering the following questions:
• How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
• Has your participation influenced your career goals?
• Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

Email essay to: athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com





UNIVERSITY'S TUTOR SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST ($1,000)
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:

• Carl's Jr.
9400 Slauson Ave., Pico Rivera

• Del Taco
8650 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera

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

• Taco Bell
9180 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: May 23, 2018

Minimum qualifications:
• Open to high school students
• Minimum GPA of 3.0 (unweighted)
• Ability to prioritize and multitask with a mature and responsible attitude
• Must have an understanding of government agencies and structure (city, county, state & federal)
• Applicant must be detail-oriented, possess strong writing and speaking skills
• Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook
• Knowledge of a foreign language is a plus