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  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sign up in the CCC to meet with these representatives: 

• US Marines - Wednesday, October 18th - Quad during lunch

• National Guard - Thursday, October 19th - Quad during lunch

• Mount St. Mary's University - Thursday, October 19th - 6th period

• Notre Dame De Namur University - Tuesday, October 24th - 3rd period

• Soka University - Thursday, October 26th - 5th period

• UCLA - Wednesday, November 1st - 4th period

• Pitzer College - Thursday, November 2nd - 6th period

• National Guard - Tuesday, November 7th - Quad during lunch

• USC - Tuesday, November 14th - 4th period

• US Army - Thursday, November 16th - Quad during lunch


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

The next exam of the 2017-2018 school year will be on October 28, 2017. Registration is now open. A limited amount of fee waivers are available to eligible Seniors. Registration deadline is Friday, September 22nd.

To register online for ACT: Click here

The next exam of the 2017-2018 school year will be on November 4th.  Registration is now open.   Fee waivers available to Seniors who are CSU eligible and receive free/reduced lunch.  Registration deadline is Thursday, October 5th.

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

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: October 25, 2017

Eligibility Criteria:
• High school senior graduating by Summer 2018 with plans to enter a college in the US no later than Fall 2018
• Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
• Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
• Be a US citizen

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Applicant must be:
• Current high school senior graduating by Summer 2018
• US Citizens, US Nationals, US Permanent Resident
• Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution

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.

• Applebee's (Host(ess) & Servers)
1493 N. Montebello Blvd. 90640

• 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

None at this time.