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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

Please note our new telephone number: (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:


Generation 1st Degree Pico Rivera - Leader Program
Michelle Sandoval
Monday, Wednesday & Friday   9:30AM - 3:00PM


Cal-SOAP
Arlene Rodriguez
Monday 7:30AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday 7:30AM - 11:30AM
Wednesday 7:30AM - 4:00PM

Jocelyn Estrada
Tuesday  11:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday & Friday  7:30AM - 4:00PM


Cal State LA
Stephanie Cuevas
Wednesday (every other)
11:00AM - 3:00PM


EAOP
Jocelyne Perez
Tuesday  8:00AM - 1:00PM
Wednesday  8:00AM - 1:00PM
Thursday  8:00AM - 2:00PM

Denise Viera
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00PM




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

• US Marines - Wednesday, April 18th - Quad during lunch





CAREER CONFERENCE SESSION SELECTION GOOGLE FORMS




AP/ACT/SAT/PSAT TEST INFORMATION

Click Here for 2017-2018 ACT/SAT Exam Dates and Fees

ACT
The next exam will be on June 9, 2018. Fee waivers are available to eligible Juniors. Registration deadline is Friday, May 4, 2018.

To register online for ACT: Click here

SAT
The next exam will be on June 2, 2018.  Fee waivers available to Juniors who are CSU eligible and receive free/reduced lunch.  Registration deadline is Thursday, May 3rd.

To register on-line for SAT: Click here 


Understanding your PSAT scores:










Use these instructions to send ACT/SAT scores to Colleges and Universities:





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





CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU)
Click Here for CaliforniaColleges.edu





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.


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.


SENDING ACT & SAT SCORES:


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.



ROBERT PAQUETTE TRADE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHP ($1,000)
Deadline:  April 30, 2018

This scholarship is open to Seniors who will attend a trade/vocational school or community college with a focus on a specific trade.  Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, please attach copy of transcript. Short essay (250-500 words) answering: Reasons for applying for this scholarship. Financial problems and/or unusual circumstances. Additional information you wish to share as part of the application.



SO CAL GAS/SEMPRA SCHOLARSHIP ($5,000)
Deadline:  May 11, 2108

Applicant Eligibility:
• Graduating Senior
• Must enroll as a full-time student beginning Fall 2018
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• Must have demonstrated strong community involvement

Click Here for fillable PDF.  Please TYPE application BEFORE printing.




LUPE M. CONTRERAS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000)
Deadline:  May 18, 2018

Eligibility:
• Female college-bound seniors
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• Demonstrated leadership and commitment to community service
• Scholar athletes who will attend CSU or community college will be given priority



CHE SCHOLARSHIP ($750)
Deadline:  May 20, 2018

Eligibility requirements:
• Senior graduating from a California high school
• Proof of college enrollment to receive funds
• Must be pursuing a career in Health (Pharmacy, Public Health, Medicine, Dental, Physician Assistant, Nursing, etc.)
• Students are eligible regardless of immigration or citizenship status





PEPSICO CESAR CHAVEZ LATINO SCHOLARSHIP ($5,000)
Deadline:  May 25, 2018

Eligibility:
• Current high school senior of Latino descent
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• Will attend college/university in Arizona or California as a full-time student during the 2018-2019 school year
• Application open to U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, Undocumented Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)



HERMANOS UNIDOS DE UCLA "SKY IS THE LIMIT" SCHOLARSHIP ($250 - $400)
Deadline:  May 31, 2018

Requirements:
• Male high school senior
• Latino/Hispanic descent
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• Submitted Statement of Intent to Register to UCLA for 2018-2019 academic year



AJ WANG FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000)
Deadline:  June 1, 2018

Applicant must:
• Be a graduating high school senior
• Be a resident or citizen of the USA or DACA and/or Dream Act eligible
• Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
• Plan to attend a community college and earn a degree or certification and/or meet transfer requirements
• Commit to enroll as a full-time student for the entire academic school year at one of the following community colleges:




HORATIO ALGER CAREER & TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP ($2,500)
Deadline:  June 15, 2018

Criteria:
• Graduating Senior enrolled in eligible program by Fall 2018
• Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the U. S.
• Be a U.S. Citizen
• Demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity






UNIVERSITY'S TUTOR SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST ($1,000)
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

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 Work Permit Request Form and instructions here. Please read instructions carefully and make sure all requested information is completed. 

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
The following employers are accepting applications:

• Carl's Jr.
9400 Slauson Ave., Pico Rivera

• Del Taco
8650 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera

Subway 
8692 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera
9325 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera

• Taco Bell
9180 Whittier Blvd., Pico Rivera

• Wendy's
8450 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera

• Yogurtland
8756 Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera