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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
WELCOME TO THE COLLEGE/CAREER CENTER WEB PAGE

We have many colleges visiting our campus.  Visit us soon as we update our page with new dates.  All visits this year will virtually.  Make sure you sing up by filling out the appropriate google form. 

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



***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

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? 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.

California Colleges: 


3 Steps for taking a Community College Class:
1 - Online application (Click Here for application)
2 - Concurrent Enrollment Form (Requires signatures of student, parent & counselor)
3 - Register online for class


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


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UC)
  • Application is now available
  • Window to submit application: Nov. 1 - Nov. 30
  • 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

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




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 provided.




UNIVERSITY'S TUTOR SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST ($100)
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



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. Permits will be issued by appointment only. 



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 offers free resume templates Click here.  If you have never had a job or are having a difficult time finding a template, please come to the college career center for assistance. 




FIELD TRIPS

No Field Trips available at the moment




INTERNSHIPS


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