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.

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:

G1DPR Leader Program
Michelle Sandoval
Tuesday 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday & Thursday 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Silvia Gonzalez
Wednesday & Friday
8:30AM - 3:00PM

Mindy Ngo
Tuesday & Thursday
7:30AM - 12:30PM

Cal State LA
Maggy Murillo
Monday  8:30AM  11:30AM
Tuesday  7:30AM - 11:00AM

Rio Hondo
David Belis
Friday 8:00AM - 4:30PM

Tri-Cities ROP
Jeremey Hunter
Monday 8:00AM - 3:00PM

Sign up in the CCC to meet with these representatives: 

• Biola University - Friday, October 26th - 1st period

• University of California, Merced - Tuesday, November 6th - 4th period

• Hawaii Pacific University - Wednesday, November 7th - 6th period


The next exam will be offered on December 8, 2018. Fee waivers are available to Seniors who qualify for free/reduced lunch. Deadline to register is Friday, November 2nd.

To register online for ACT: Click here

The next exam will be offered on December 1, 2018  Fee waivers are available to Seniors who receive free/reduced lunch.  Deadline to register is Friday, November 2nd.

To register on-line for SAT: 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.

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.

3 Steps for taking a Community College Class:
1 - Online application
2 - Concurrent Enrollment Form
3 - Registration for class



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.

Financial Aid Workshops available to ERHS Seniors. Assistance available ALL day on date of workshop.  Choose which period(s) work best for you.

Cash For College Workshop (Wednesday, November 7th 5-8PM) open to high school students & their parents and college students needing assistance to complete FAFSA, CA Dream Act, CHAFEE Grant or scholarships.

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:  October 25, 2018

Applicants must:
  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States 
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00
  • Be a United States citizen

Deadline:  October 25, 2018

• DACA qualified
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Taking advanced or challenging high school classes
• Driven to excel and help others succeed too
• Has held leadership positions or is involved in the community
• Has applied for a variety of scholarships
• Wishes to obtain an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or a related field at one of our Partner Schools:

Deadline:  October 31, 2018

Applicants must be:

  • Current high school student attending a school in the U.S. who will graduate during the 2018-2019 academic school year
  • U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education for Federal Financial Aid eligibility
  • Will receive high school diploma during current academic year
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution

Deadline:  December 14, 2018

Eligibility requirements include:
• Must be a high school senior and show financial need
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Plan to attend a 4-year college or university and pursue studies in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM)


(1 Grand prize $5,000 – 2 Secondary prizes $250 – 16 weekly prizes $50 gift cards)

Deadline:  December 30, 2018

Eligibility –

• Current senior planning to attend Community College in California

• Must be a legal California residence

How to Enter -

• Entry must be original, unpublished & not copyrighted by any third party, may be color or black & white and may NOT be embellished with text or art

• Snap a selfie or take a video and upload directly to sweepstakes website

• Post on Twitter* or Instagram* answering the question “How would you spend cash for college?”

Your post MUST include the hashtags #snapsforcollegecash #icanaffordcollege #sweepstakes

* Keep the post public to maintain entry eligibility

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 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 and I will forward the appropriate form to you.

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.

(updated 9/26/18)
The following employers are accepting applications:

• Applebee's
1493 N. Montebello Blvd., Montebello

• Buffalo Wild Wings
193 Stonewood Court, Downey

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

• Chipotle
8888 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera
8890 Apollo Way, Downey

• Denny's
12616 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk

• Habit Burger Grill
8988 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera

• HomeGoods
15325 Whittier Blvd., Whittier

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

• Levi Strauss
10 Citadell Drive, #404 Commerce

• Marie Callender's
9829 La Serna Drive, Whittier

• Mimi's Cafe
8455 Firestone Blvd., Downey
15436 E. Whittier Blvd., Whittier

• Panera Bread
8700 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera
8900 Apollo Way, Downey
15620 Whittwood Lane, Whittier

• Spirit Halloween
8860 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera

• Target
8800 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera

• Wendy's
8450 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera

Young Legislators Program (YPL)
Deadline:  October 31, 2018

• Current Seniors and Juniors
• Minimum GPA of 2.50

YLP is a six month program for juniors and seniors to gain knowledge, experience, and understanding of the legislative process, volunteering, and government. Each month, students meet with a variety of entities that explain their interests and involvement within government (e.g. Coca Cola, Kaiser, Google, among other partners), while participating in tasks that expose them to community engagement and investment. Additionally, students have the opportunity to create their own bill and to present their bill in the state capitol, during the capstone Sacramento Trip. Please note that application to and participation in YLP is free of charge.