College & Career Center (G-1)

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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

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

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

Sign up in the CCC to meet with these representatives: 

• Azusa Pacific University - Thursday, December 7th - 2nd period

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


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

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

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?

Click Here for


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.

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.


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.

Deadline: December 15, 2017

Applicants must:
• Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
• Be a current high school senior with plans to enroll in an accredited 2- or 4- year college or university in the U.S. for the entire 2018-2019 school year 
• Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work related activities.

Click Here for online application

Deadline: December 22, 2017

Open to all Senior CSF Members.  Essay must be submitted via Submit Application tab on CSF web page. (Click Here for web page)  800-1000 words. Typed and double-spaced.  Please do not include your last name or school name in the essay.
The CSF motto is 'Scholars for Service'. How does your participation in CSF exemplify this motto?

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

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


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 - 
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
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

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 and I will send you a template and instructions.

The following employers are accepting applications:

• King Taco
6722 Rosemead Blvd.
Applications available in the CCC.

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

• Chick-fil-A
8613 Firestone Blvd., Downey 90241

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

• Sears
600 Stonewood Street, Downey 90241
15600 Whitewood Lane, Whittier 90606

• Starbucks
#06545 - Rosemead Blvd & Washington Blvd,. Pico Rivera
#08799 - Whittier Blvd & Passons Blvd., Pico Rivera
#26334 - Whittier Blvd & Broadway Blvd., Whittier
#24168 - Washington Blvd & Norwalk Blvd, Santa Fe Springs

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

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