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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
 Summer Hours 
7:00AM - 3:00PM

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:

None during the Summer.



REPRESENTATIVE VISITS
Sign up in the CCC to meet with these representatives: 

None during the Summer.




AP/ACT/SAT/PSAT TEST INFORMATION

ACT
Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is closed.  Please check back for 2019-2020 schedule and registration dates.

To register online for ACT: Click here


SAT
Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is closed.  Please check back for 2019-2020 schedule and registration dates.

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.


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.

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 (AccessRio)


Click Here for AccessRIO

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



Class Schedules for surrounding community colleges:



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


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.





CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU)




UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UC)




PRIVATE 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 SPRING REMINDERS - 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.





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.





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.



BIG SUN ATHLETICS SCHOLARSHIP ($500.00)
Deadline:  June 19, 2019

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior.  Please remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending.

Please submit an essay (500-1000 words) answering the following questions:
• How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
• Has your participation influenced your career goals?
• Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

Submit your essay via email to: athleticaward_bigsun@bigsunathletics.com
(Please remember to include your name and El Rancho High School on every page)


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



FREE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH PROGRAMS

Immigrants Rising Scholarship Directory - List of scholarships available to residents and undocumented students.


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 - CollegeAnswer.com 
Facts: 
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 www.collegeanswer.com




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 sperea@erusd.org 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 sperea@erusd.org and I will send you a template and instructions.



JOB BOARD 
(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

FIELD TRIPS
Permission slips available in the College Career Center.

None at this time.


PROGRAMS

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)






SUCCESSFUL EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM (SEA)

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.