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


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 preparation 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 during the summer we are open Monday - Friday from 8:00AM - 3:00 PM.  



Have any questions about college applications, college life, STEM, or UCSB? Come join our panel to ask questions and learn more!

November 16th, 6-7PM

click here   to get more information and to apply

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

Tri-Cities ROP - Mayra Campos

Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Rio Hondo - Daniela Coronado

Thursday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Talent Education Search (TES) -Mina Teimourijam

Tuesday-Thursday 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

CAL SOAP LA - Keren Osorno

Monday 8:00 AM -3:00 PM

***FEE WAIVERS available for the SAT and ACT. Visit the CCC for a code***

SAT Exams will not be administered at El Rancho High School due to the pandemic until further notice. College Board is working on updating the website by canceling the SAT dates at El Rancho. However, their website will allow you to register at El Rancho DO NOT register to take the SAT at El Rancho High School. El Rancho is NOT currently an SAT testing center, please make sure you register for a different location.

SAT & ACT test scores will not be used for admission for the CSU and UC system. You DO NOT need any test scores to apply to a CSU or UC for the class of 2022.; If you would like to look up your school to verify if you need test scores for admission visit this website:

Questions? email Mrs. Arriola or visit the CCC.


Registration for the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 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 not make up 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. If you don't qualify for a fee waiver please come to the CCC to pick up a scholarship application to cover one application.


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: Nov. 1 - December 4
  • 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


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

All scholarship applications are available in paper form in the College & Career Center unless an online link has been provided.  

 Nitro Scholarship - $2,000 - 12 Awards (Deadline: November 30, 2022)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
 A) Be currently enrolled as a high school senior or enrolled at an accredited college or university.
 B) Carry a GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or greater.

Click here  to get more information and to apply

 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships - $7,500 - 5 Awards (Deadline: December 7, 2022) 

A) Be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through graduate school) in the US.
  B) Have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services.

Click here  to get more information and to apply


Last day to apply: Available All Year

Applicants must be the child of one of the following:

  • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine.
  • A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit.
  • A U.S. Navy Chaplain or Religious Programs Specialist who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with a U.S. Marine Corps unit.

Click Here to get more information and to apply


MALDEF - This is an extensive handbook with a list of scholarships

FAST WEB - The leading online resource in finding scholarships to help you pay for school

Sallie Mae - FREE service with no ads and no selling of user information

  • Contains over 2.8 million scholarships
  • Questionnaire also offered in Spanish Features
  • Sort scholarships by name, deadline or award amount
  • View printable calendar listing all scholarship deadlines
  • Register online at


Students may download and 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 are also via e-mail. Forms and questions can be directed to Liz Jimenez

Download Work Permit Application Click Here

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 Mrs. Arriola for assistance.


The Emily Shane Foundation is looking for mentors/tutors

  • You need to be a Junior/Senior
  • 3.0 GPA or Higher
  • Willing to volunteer a minimum of 1hr two times a week

Fill this application and email it to

Application: Click Here

Tri-Cities ROP

Come and Visit our ROP advisor

Mayra Campos

Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 7:30am-4:00pm

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

for additional information