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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

WELCOME TO THE COLLEGE/CAREER CENTER 
 
During Distance Learning Mrs. Arriola is available to help and answer questions 
Email: darriola@erusd.org
Call/Text: (562) 337-9611
Schedule a meeting Mrs.ArriolaClick Here




We also have representatives from special programs that will continue offering support to our students.  These individuals are here to offer assistance and answer questions about college and careers.

Tri-Cities ROP - Diana Salto
Tuesday & Thursday 2:10 PM - 4:00 PM
dsalto@erusd.org
(562) 325-0662

Rio Hondo - Martin Hurtado
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
mhurtado@riohondo.edu
(562) 463-3148

UCI EAOP - Yahira Montoya
Schedule a meeting- Click Here

Virtual College Fairs


Click Here to register


LAKELAND HIGH SCHOOL - Home
Click Here for more information


***FEE WAIVERS available for the SAT and ACT, email Ms. Arriola for a code***
SAT Exams will not be administered at El Rancho High School due to the pandemic until further notice. College Board is working on updating the website by canceling the SAT dates at El Rancho. However, their website will allow you to register at El Rancho DO NOT register to take the SAT at El Rancho High School. We are NOT currently an SAT testing center, please make sure you register for a different location. 

SAT & ACT test scores will not be used for admission for the CSU and UC system.  You DO NOT need any test scores to apply to a CSU or UC for the class of 2021 & class of 2022. 

Questions? email Mrs. Arriola or schedule a Zoom meeting with the link on the home page.

SAT

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is available. 

To register on-line for SAT: Click here

For SAT test dates and registration deadlines: Click here 

***Looking to get the best score possible? Get Official SAT Practice online with Khan Academy for FREE.


ACT

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is available. 

To register online for ACT: Click here

For ACT test dates and registration deadlines: Click here





SENDING ACT & SAT SCORES
Be sure to send your scores to the colleges/universities where you intend to apply.  Be sure to use FREE score reports within the allotted time or you will be charged  - ACT $13 to each campus, SAT $12 to each campus.











COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
Are you interested in taking a class at a Community College? As a high school student you are required to apply and complete a Concurrent Enrollment form every semester.  

Do you need help to look up classes on the Rio Hondo online catalog? This video will help you. Click Here


DO YOU NEED A TRANSCRIPT for the High School? Click Here


College courses are not not make up High School classes. The purpose of college classes during high school is for enrichment.  Therefore, we highly ENCOURAGE students to have a 2.5 GPA to take college courses.  


Registration Steps for Rio Hondo

Step 1 - Fill the online application - The videos below will help
  • New student, never taken casses  before  Click Here
  • Returning student, have taken classes before  Click Here
  • Save your confirmation number, you will need to email it to Mrs. Arriola
Step 2 - Complete the Concurrent/Dual Enrollment Form
  • Make sure you have your Rio Hondo ID number it begins with 001
  • You will get your ID number emailed to you if this is your first time
  • If you are a returning student and forgot your ID number you need to email Mrs.Arriola your confirmation number and DOB
  • Complete the Dual Enrollment Form Click Here
  • Email the completed form and the confirmation number to Mrs. Arriola
Step 3 - Register online for the class
  • You will be emailed when you can add your class to your portal
  • If you need help logging into your portal Click Here
  • If you need help adding your classes view this video:‚Äč Click Here 
  • Still need help? - email Mrs. Arriola or schedule a meeting


Rio Hondo College representative is available to assist on Fridays from 8:30AM-3:30PM.



Click Here if you're a FIRST TIME college student (never attended before) and want to attend Cerritos College




Class Schedules for surrounding community colleges:


*FEE WAIVERS for the CSU and UC are in the application. If you don't qualify for a fee waiver please come to the CCC to pick up a scholarship application to cover one application. 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU)
To apply you need to sign in through your CCGI account. Click here to launch CCGI

CSU application: Click Here


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UC)
  • Application is now available
  • Window to submit application: Nov. 1 - December 4
  • Attend a virtual informational webinar. UC for You- Click Here to Register
To apply you need to sign in through your CCGI account. Click here to launch CCGI

UC Application: Click Here

Personal Insight Questions (PIQ) information




PRIVATE/IDEPENDENT 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.



SENIOR REMINDERS 





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.




ATTENTION SENIORS!

Get help completing your FAFSA or Dream Act
Stop by G-1 for Assistance

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: MARCH 2, 2021


Click Here to see a CAL GRANT Information

FAFSA and CA Dream Act  (Federal Aid)
Prepare for FAFSA by creating a FSA ID for yourself and your parent.

Click Here for CCGI link- Use CCGI to link your college application with your transcript

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.




Different loans that are offered:





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 provide


2021 NCL Scholarship

Deadline: March 26, 2021


CRITERIA:
  • Must be a female 
  • US resident
  • High school senior
  • Live within the boundaries of National Charity League, Inc., Whittier Chapter.            (Whittier, Hacienda Heights, La Habra Heights, or La Mirada)
  • Submit any college acceptance letters received to date
  • Attach a copy of high school transcript
  • Include a short essay about self and future goals
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher, advisor, or community leader
Click here to get more information and to apply


Robert Paquette Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING:
  • $1,000 
CRITERIA:
  • High school student
  • Applying to a trade school
 To request application, please email Ms. Arriola at darriola@erusd.org


The Instapot Life "Zest for Cooking" Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING:
  • $650
CRITERIA:
  • High school student
  • Passion for cooking
  • US Citizen or legal permanent resident

 Click here: to get more information and to apply


Cathay Bank Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 2, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING:
  • $1,000
CRITERIA:
  • High School Senior
  • Plan to attend a U.S. Accredited 4-year College/University/Community College in the Fall of 2021
  • A minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 
  • A household income at or below the Low Income Level
  • No ethnicity requirement
Click Here to get more information and to apply


Chao Family Foundation

Deadline: April 2, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING:
  • $4,0oo each year for 4 years
CRITERIA:
  • High School Senior 
  • Plan to attend a UC or CSU e state of California as a 1st year student in the Fall of 2021
  • A minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.2 
  • A household income at or below the Low Income Level
  • No ethnicity requirement
 Click Here to get more information and to apply


Kao Kalia Yang Scholarship for Fall 2021

Deadline: April 2, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING:
  • $5,0oo 
CRITERIA:
  • Blood descendants of Hmong race or ethnically identified as Hmong American (with a citizenship or as a permanent resident) 
  • High School Senior 
  • Plan to attend a University or Community College as a 1st year student in the Fall of 2021
  • A minimum cumulative unweighted high school/College GPA of 2.0 
  • A household income at or below the Low Income Level
  • No ethnicity requirement
Click Here to get more information and to apply


Mega Bank Scholarship Program 

Deadline: April 2, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING:
  • $1,0oo 
CRITERIA:
  • High School Senior 
  • Plan to attend a U.S.  Accredited 4-year College/University/Community College in the state of California as a 1st year student in the Fall of 2021
  • A minimum cumulative unweighted high school/College GPA of 3.0 
  • A household income at or below the Low Income Level
  • No ethnicity requirement
 Click Here to get more information and to apply


Preferred Bank Scholarship 

Deadline: April 2, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING:
  • $5,0oo 
CRITERIA:
  • High School Senior 
  • Plan to attend a U.S.  Accredited 4-year College/University/Community College as a 1st year student in the Fall of 2021
  • A minimum cumulative unweighted high school/College GPA of 3.0 
  • A household income at or below the Low Income Level
  • No ethnicity requirement
 Click Here to get more information and to apply


Royal Business Bank Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 2, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING:
  • $ 2,0oo 
CRITERIA:
  • High School Senior 
  • Plan to attend a U.S.  Accredited 4-year College/University/Community College as a 1st year student in the Fall of 2021
  • A minimum cumulative unweighted high school/College GPA of 3.0
  • A household income at or below the Low Income Level
  • No ethnicity requirement
Click Here to get more information and to apply


State Bank of India (California) Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 2, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING:
  • $ 1,0oo 
CRITERIA:
  • High School Senior 
  • Plan to attend a U.S.  Accredited 4-year College/University/Community College in the state of California as a 1st year student in the Fall of 2021
  • A minimum cumulative unweighted high school/College GPA of 2.8
  • A household income at or below the Low or Moderate Income Level
  • No ethnicity requirement
Click Here to get more information and to apply


Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund

Deadline: April 2, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING:
  • $5,0oo 
CRITERIA:
  • Direct blood descendant of a Taiwanese citizen
  • U.S.Citizen or permanent legal resident
  • High School Senior or 1st year college student residing in the United States
  • Plan to attend University or  College as a 1st or 2nd year student in the Fall of 2021
  • A minimum cumulative unweighted high school/College GPA of 3.0 
  • A household income at or below the Low Income Level
Click Here to get more information and to apply


S.C.W. DREAMers Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING:
  • $2,500
CRITERIA:
  • Immigrant under the age of 25
  • Entered the United States before age of 16
  • Have lived continuously in the country for at least 5 years
  • Plan to attend college by fall semester 2021
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A of 3.0
  • Transcript must be attached to application
  • Applicants will be requires to demonstrate both their merit and their need for this scholarship


Click Here to get more information and to apply


WiseGeek Entrepreneurship Matters Scholarship

Deadline: May 1st, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING:
  • $5oo check
CRITERIA:
  • Students who are passionate about entrepreneurship
  • Students who show an entrepreneurial spirit and plan to start their own business
  • U.S.Citizen or permanent legal resident
Click Here: to get more information and to apply


DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: May 5th, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING:
  • $40,000 cash 
CRITERIA:
  • U.S. citizen
  • A young woman in junior year of high school
  • Never married
  • Involved in school and/or community activities
  • Outstanding in academics, leadership, athletics or the arts
  • A resident of Los Angeles County
Click Here to get more information and to apply


Elevate Mental Health Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING: 
  • $500 
CRITERIA:
  • Has had a personal challenge with mental health or has had someone close to them who have experienced a mental health challenges

Click Here to get more information and to apply

WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness 

Deadline: July 1, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING: 
  • $500 check
CRITERIA:
  • Students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident

Click Here to get more information and to apply

MARINE CORPS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline: Available All Year


Applicants must be the child of one of the following:

  • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine.
  • A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit.
  • A U.S. Navy Chaplain or Religious Programs Specialist who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit.
Click Here to get more information and to apply


FREE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH PROGRAMS



MALDEF - 
This is an extensive list of scholarships that may not require a valid social security number to redeem the award. Some scholarships do not require you to be a legal resident. It is suggested that you look through the scholarship list and select scholarships that are applicable to you. https://www.maldef.org/resources/scholarship-resource-guide/


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
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 https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/


INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR A WORK PERMIT:

Students must download and complete all information on the PERMIT TO EMPLOY AND WORK. Please ensure that all the required signatures are on the form. Completed forms are accepted via e-mail only. Forms and questions can be directed to Delia Arriola, darriola@erusd.org. Due to the Co-Vid situation permits will be issued electronic. 

Once the form is completely filled please email it to darriola@erusd.org
In order to be eligible for a work permit you must have a 2.0 GPA

We also process work permits for Non-ERHS students who live in Pico Rivera. 

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. Here is a website that gives you ideas on how to create your resume Click Here.  Google Docs and Microsoft Word offers free templates as well.  If you have never had a job or are having a difficult time finding a template, please come to the college career center or email Mrs. Arriola for assistance. 



Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

CHCI has an all-expenses paid leadership experience designed just for Latino high school students. Spend a week exploring Washington, D.C., while creating lasting friendships and wonderful memories. 

DeadlineFebruary 15,2021

Requirements:

  • Reside in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement
  • While we do require applicants share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

Click Here: for more information



VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


Teens Volunteer is looking for students who want to volunteer virtually
Click Here to view the flyer
Click Here for the website




The Emily Shane Foundation is looking for mentors/tutors

  • You need to be a Junior/Senior
  • 3.0 GPA or Higher
  • Willing to volunteer a minimum of 1hr two times a week
Fill this application and email it to : ellen@emilyshane.org

Application: Click Here








Tri-Cities ROP

Come and Visit our ROP advisor

Diana Salto
Hours: Mon-Fri  7:30-4:00

For more information call College and Career Center 562 801-7540
or visit us in room G-1

 for additional information