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. Come and sign up talk to the college Reps. Make sure you pick up a permission slip and have it signed by your teacher.  All visits take place in L-1


Sign up in the CCC to meet with these representatives

-UC Merced: Wednesday, October 30th at 9:45 AM in L-1
-Azusa Pacific: Thursday, November 7th at 9:45 AM in L-1
-Humbolt: Friday, November 8th at 1:15 PM in L-1
-UCLA:      Wednesday, November 13th at 10:00 AM in L-1

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:

                              AP/ACT/SAT/PSAT TEST INFORMATION

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is unavailable.  Please check back for schedule, fees and registration dates.

To register online for ACT: Click here

Registration for the October 5, 2019 exam is available in the CCC between 11AM-3PM. Fee waivers available to Class of 2020 students who are CSU eligible and receive free or reduced lunch. Deadline to register is Friday, September 6th.

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.

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.

 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:

Are you unsure which class to take to make up a high school class?
Check out this chart for guidance and remember to always check with your counselor.

*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. 



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.


Mark your calendars to make sure you don't miss an important deadline. Keep track of what you need to do for community college, CSU or UC campuses.

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.

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.

Deadline: December 1

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Participating in AVID or approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12
  • Earning a minimum of a 2.4 GPA
  • Eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant in first year of college
Click Here to apply

(up to $100,000)
Deadline: February 5, 2020 

  • You’re a high school senior
  • You’re a legal U.S. resident
  • You’re younger than 21 years old
  • You carry a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Attend a two- or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study
  • You have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage
Click Here to apply

Deadline: December 15, 2019

  • Be graduating high school seniors 
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher 
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2020-21 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico
Click Here to apply


Deadline: January 2, 2020 or until 25,000 applications have been received


  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance minimum 3.0 GPA
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
Click Here to apply


Deadline:  October 30, 2019


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Current high school senior graduating during the 2019-2020 academic school year
  • US Citizen, US National, US Permanent Resident, Refugees, Asylees
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution
Click Here  for online application

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


Deadline:  November 13, 2019



  • Graduate from a US high school in Spring 2020
  • Intend to enroll full-time in an accredited 4-year college/university beginning Fall 2020
  • Minimum GPA of 3.50
  • Receive standardized test scores of either an SAT total score of 1200 and above OR an ACT composite score of 26 and above
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need
Click Here for online application

THE COOLIDGE SCHOLARSHIP (Full ride presidential award)
Deadline: January 15, 2020

  • Open only to Juniors (class of 2021)
  • Must be citizens or legal permanent of the United States
Click Here to get more information and to apply


The Gates Scholarship 
This foundation commits to helping outstanding minority students who come from low-income backgrounds. The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 15.

MALDEF - Scholarship 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.

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.

Work Permits
Download a Request for Work Permit form and instructions by Clicking Here. Please print Request AND Instructions back-to-back (on 1 sheet of paper, two-sided) read instructions carefully and make sure all requested information is completed. All information provided on the Request will be used to process/issue your work permit.

We also process work permits for Non-ERHS students who live in Pico Rivera. Please DO NOT use the Request for Work Permit form posted above. Send a request via email to

Students looking for Entertainment Permits must contact the Department of Industrial Relations-Division of Labor Standards at 562-590-5048.

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, please come to the college career center for assistants. 

(updated 6/11/19)
The following employers are accepting applications:

• Applebee's - Servers/Host/Hostess/Dishwashers
1493 N. Montebello Blvd., Montebello

• Buffalo Wild Wings - Cashier/Greeter
193 Stonewood Court, Downey

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

• Chipotle
8888 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera
545 N. Montebello Blvd., Suite B, Montebello

• CVS - Sales Associate
9256 Slauson Avenue, Pico Rivera
8580 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera
8400 Firestone Blvd., Downey
8008 Firestone Blvd., Downey
7915 Florence Avenue, Downey

• Habit Burger Grill - Cashier
8988 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera
545 N. Montebello Blvd., Suite A, Montebello

• Hot Topic - Sales Associate
2134 Montebello Town Center Drive, Montebello
251 Stonewood Drive, Downey

• Jack in the Box
706 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello

• Subway
8692 E. Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera

• TJ Maxx - Sales Associate
13530 Whittier Blvd., Whittier

• Wendy's
8450 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera

Permission slips available in the College Career Center.




The College Board Opportunity Scholarship Program ($500 - $40,000)
This program gives current juniors (Class of 2020) the opportunity to earn scholarships for simply moving through the college planning process.  Sign up NOW to begin the process (Click Here)


Open to 10th, 11th & 12th grade students interested in volunteering to mentor middle school students. This program helps one develop leadership roles and provides great volunteer experience on college and job applications.

The SEA program provides one-on-one mentoring/tutoring to middle school students who are struggling/failing in the mainstream classroom. At our area in Pico Rivera, high performing students of El Rancho High School are paired with 6th - 8th graders of North Park Academy of the Arts, where they meet for SEA sessions regularly throughout the school year. SEA sessions are based on both the mentor and student's schedule/availability, but all are required to meet for at least one hour, twice weekly from 3:30 - 4:30.

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