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

AP Updates for 2020

The 2020 AP testing this year will take place at home.  There are many changes due to COVID-19. Below are some helpful links to help you navigate through testing this year.  If you have additional questions, please reach out to your AP teacher or Mrs. Arriola.

AP exam overview videos (watch all 3) :  Click Here

2020 AP Exam Day Checklist  Click Here

2020 AP Testing Guide: Click Here

Exam Demo: Click Here

World Language Testing Video: Click Here

Required & Recommended Resources:  Click Here

Updating your email preferences: Click Here

Online AP Courses & Review SessionsClick Here

Bulletin for AP parents and students: Click Here

Boletín para estudiantes de AP y sus padres: Haga clic aquí

More information on the College Board Website:  Click Here


Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is unavailable.  Please check back for the 2020/2021 schedule, fees and registration dates.

To register online for ACT: Click here


Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is unavailable.  Please check back for the 2020/2021 schedule, fees and registration dates.

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.

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? 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.

California Colleges: 

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

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

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:

Are you unsure which class to take?
Check out this chart for guidance and remember to always check with your counselor.

*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. 



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.


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.

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


FAFSA and CA Dream Act  (Federal Aid)
Prepare for FAFSA by creating a FSA ID for yourself and your parent.

Click Here for CCGI link- Use CCGI to link your college application with your transcript

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.

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.

Geraldine Bates ($6,000)
Deadline: Friday, May 22, 2020

  • 1.      Resident of Pico Rivera

    2.      High School Senior accepted to a four-year university or college for Fall 2020

    3.      Minimum GPA of 3.5

    4.      U.S. Citizen

    5.      Demonstrate financial need

    6.      Demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in athletics, the arts, academic organizations, extracurricular activities and/or community service.

For the application email Ms. Arriola or join the CCC class of 2020 google classroom

Deadline: May 29, 2020

  • Must be an El Rancho High School or Ellen Ochoa Prep Academy senior (Spring 2020 expected graduation rate)
  • Must be of Latino(a)/Hispanic and/or Native American heritage
  • Must be a First-generation college student
  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university in the U.S. during the Fall of 2020.
  • U.S. Citizenship is not required (U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, U.S. Visa, DACA or undocumented students can apply
Please email Mrs. Arriola for an application -

PB&J SCHOLARSHIP ($500-$1,000)
Dealine: May 31, 2020

  • Open to all college-bound seniors at El Rancho High School
  • Attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in fall 2020
CLICK HERE to get more information and apply

Deadline: August 1, 2020

This scholarship is open to high school and college students who will be attending an accredited college or university in the United States in 2020. Student must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or above from an accredited U.S. high school, college or university.

CLICK HERE to get more information and apply

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


Deadline: 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 - Scholarship 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.

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.

Work Permits

If you need a work permit during distance learning email Ms. Rickenbach at the following information:

  1. your full name
  2. your student number
  3. the name of the location of where you will be working
  4. the address of where you will be working
  5. the name of the manager
  6. the manager’s phone number
  7. an email address to email the work permit

We also process work permits for Non-ERHS students who live in Pico Rivera. Please contact Mrs. Rickenbach at (562) 801-7530 for further information.

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. If you have never had a job or are having a difficult time finding a template, please come to the college career center for assistance. 


(updated 1/14/20)

California Decoy Program: Participate in tobacco enforcement operations as an undercover decoy with a Food & Drug Branch peace officer from the California Department of Public Health. Must be 15-17 years old. CLICK HERE to get more information.

U.S. Census Bureau: The Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the county to assist with the 2020 Census count. CLICK HERE for more information and to apply.


No Field Trips available at the moment


Tri-Cities ROP

Come and Visit our ROP advisor

Diana Salto
Hours: Mon-Fri  7:30-4:00

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

 for additional information