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
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The El Rancho High School College and Career Center serves the entire student population of El Rancho High School. The purpose is to provide resources for all students in their preparations for life after high school. Whether that includes a four-year or two-year college, the military, technical training or a gap year, the ERHS CCC aims to provide students with a place to research, share and learn how to pursue their goals.

We are located in G-1 and are available Mondays-Fridays from 8:00 am- 4:00 pm.

Representatives from special programs are available at our center to offer students one-on-one assistance and answer questions about college and careers.

Tri Cities ROP Advisor - Mayra Campos

Mondays - Fridays 7:30am - 4:00pm

CAL SOAP LA - Alejandra Neri

Mondays  & Wednesdays 8:00am - 3:30pm

ROP / Rio Hondo Counselor - Dorian Escamilla 

Tuesdays - 7:30am - 3:30pm

Rio Hondo - Alondra Camacho

Fridays 8:00am - 4:00pm 

Talent Education Search (TES) - Jorge Ordorica

Tuesdays 8:30am - 4:00pm

***FEE WAIVERS available for the SAT and ACT. 

Visit the CCC for a fee waiver code***

SAT Exams will not be administered at El Rancho High School until further notice. El Rancho is NOT currently an SAT testing center. Please make sure you register to take your exam at a different location.

SAT & ACT test scores will not be used for admission for the CSU and UC system for the foreseeable future. You DO NOT need any test scores to apply to a CSU or UC for the class of 2023 or 2024. If you would like to look up the school you are applying to in order to verify if they require test scores for admission, visit this website:

Questions? Email Mrs. Arriola (darriola@erusd.orgor visit the CCC.


Registration for the 2023-2024 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.


Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is available.

To register online for ACT: Click here

For ACT test dates and registration deadlines: Click here


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? As a high school student you are required to apply and complete a Concurrent Enrollment form every semester.

NEED A RIO HONDO TRANSCRIPT for High School? Click Here


College courses are not make up for High School classes. The purpose of college classes during high school is for enrichment. Therefore, we highly ENCOURAGE students to have a 2.5 GPA to take college courses.

Do you need help looking up classes on the Rio Hondo online catalog? This video will help you. Click Here

Steps to register for Rio Hondo classes

STEP 1 Complete a Rio Hondo application online every semester.

When you complete your application online make sure you use your PERSONAL EMAIL and your LEGAL NAME. Your name needs to match your birth certificate and match our school records.

  • Go to Rio Hondo to complete your application:
  • Make sure to save your confirmation number, you will need to email it to Mrs. Arriola
  • Rio Hondo will email you your ID number within 24 hours if you are a new student, you will need it for step 2
  • Make sure to keep your Rio Hondo ID number for future use, it begins with 001
  • If you forgot your ID number, email Mrs. Arriola your confirmation number and DOB

Need help completing the application online?

  • If you are a NEW student and you have NEVER taken community college classes before Click Here
  • If you are a RETURNING student and have taken community college classes before Click Here

STEP 2 - Complete the Concurrent/Dual Enrollment Form

  • You will need to complete a Dual Enrollment Form - click here for the form
  • Email the completed form and your confirmation number to Mrs. Arriola
  • Once the form has been processed by Rio Hondo you will be emailed with further instructions.

STEP 3 - Register online for the class

  • You will be receive an email letting you know that you can add your class to your portal
  • The email will contain all the step to add your class
  • If you need help logging into your portal Click Here
  • If you need help adding your classes, view this video: Click Here

Still need help? - email Mrs. Arriola ( or schedule a Zoom Meeting

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

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:

 Rio Hondo College Schedule 

Cerritos College Schedule 

East Los Angeles College Schedule

Mt. San Antonio College Schedule

Pasadena City College Schedule

*FEE WAIVERS for the CSU and UC are in the application. 

Need help starting your application or have any questions, stop by the College and Career to set up an appointment.


To apply you need to sign in through your CCGI account. Click here to launch CCGI

CSU application: Click Here


  • Application is now available
  • Window to submit application: October 1st - November 30th
  • 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

UC Application: Click Here

Personal Insight Questions (PIQ) information

Click here to get more information on PIQ's

Click here for a Personal Insight Questions Guide

Need help reviewing your PIQ's? Stop by the College and Career to set up an appointment.


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.


Get help completing your FAFSA or Dream Act
Stop by G-1 for Assistance

Click Here to see CAL GRANT Information

Prepare for FAFSA by creating a FSA ID for yourself and your parent. Click Here to create a FSA ID

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

CSS FINANCIAL AID PROFILE - Required for Private Schools

Click Here to access Web Grants - Log in to your WebGrants 4 Students to understand your Cal Grant and other information.

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


    LYONS & SNYDER Legal Excellence Scholarship

    Award: $500

    • Must currently be enrolled or about to attend an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States of America
    • Must have teaching, leading, or counseling experience
    • 2.5 or greater GPA
    To apply for this scholarship, please include:
    • Your resume with current contact information
    • A current academic transcript (clearly showing your Cumulative GPA) from your high school and college (if applicable)
    • A 500-word essay discussing how a coach or leader has inspired you or how coaching can inspire you to become a leader.
    Deadline: July 30, 2024 
    On subject line "[Applicant's name]-Legal Excellence Scholarship Application"

    Click Here to apply

    The Poet Pledge Scholarship

    For the Fall 2024 admission cycle, Whittier College will meet full tuition for admitted seniors who attend ERHS


    • Be admitted to Whittier College as a first time, first year student
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Complete the FAFSA and Cal Grant forms
    • Have a Student Aid Index (SAI) of zero or less
    • Qualify for the CalGrant A with a Cal Grant GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Be a resident of California and graduate from one of the schools below
    • Remain registered as a full-time student in a good academic standing (3.0 or above)
    Click Here to apply


    Students complete all information on the PERMIT TO EMPLOY AND WORK. Please ensure that all the required signatures are on the form. Completed forms may be accepted at the College and Career Center and also via e-mail. Forms and questions can be directed to Mayra Fajardo (

    Once the form is completely filled please bring it to the College & Career Center
    In order to be eligible for a work permit you must have a 2.0 GPA

    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.


    Some employers may require you to submit a resume. There are several online templates available. Here is a website that gives you ideas on how to create your resume Click Here.  Google Docs and Microsoft Word offers free templates as well.  If you have never had a job or are having a difficult time finding a template, please come to the college career center or email for assistance.

    Swim Instructor(Whittier)

    Pay Rate:$18.oo-$20.50

    Click Here to apply

    Swim Instructor(Rosemead)

    Part time & Full time

    Pay Rate: $18.oo-$20.50

    Click Here to apply

    Domino's Pizza

    Pay Rate: Not available

    Chick- Fil- A (Front House Team Member)

    Pay Rate: $15.50

    KFC Team Member (Pico Rivera)

    Pay Rate: Not available

    Journeys Sales Associate (Montebello)

    Pay Rate: Not available

    Noon Supervisor @ North Ranchito Elementary School

    Pay Rate: $1,416.71-2,128.35 Monthly


    The Emily Shane Foundation

    Are you a junior or senior? Are you mature and motivated? The SEA Program is an after-school program that helps middle school students that are at risk of failure. Complete the application and email it to Ellen Shane at




    Tri-Cities ROP

    Come and visit our ROP Advisors

    Tri Cities ROP Advisor - Mayra Campos

    Mondays - Fridays 7:30am - 4:00pm

    ROP / Rio Hondo Counselor - Dorian Escamilla 

    Tuesdays - 7:30am - 4:00pm

    For more information about ROP call the College and Career Center 
    (562) 801-7540 or visit us in Room G-1

    for additional information