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 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 - Jacqueline Ramirez

Mondays 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Tri-Cities ROP - Jonathan Olmedo

Wednesdays & Fridays 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Rio Hondo - Connie Mansera

Fridays 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Talent Education Search (TES)- Jorge Ordorica

Mondays 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

CAL SOAP LA - Michael Chavez

Tuesdays 8:00am-1:00pm

Fridays 8:00am-10:00am

***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 or visit the CCC.


Registration for the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 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. 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


Application Deadline: May 19, 2023

The graduating Class of '91 has raised funds to be able to provide scholarship opportunities to this year's graduating seniors. Submit by email to Applications will be read and evaluated by a committee of ERHS '91 alumni in order to select the winning recipients.

Applicants must:


Application Deadline: May 5, 2023 

The Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce Foundation would like to offer a scholarship opportunity to 2 graduating seniors who wish to continue their education after high school. Application is due by midnight on May 5th. You can mail the application to Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Marco Zapien, 6702 Rosemead Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660. Or you can scan the application and email it to               

Applicants must:


Application Deadline: May 12, 2023 at 6 pm

The Lupe Contreras Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding graduating senior who embodies the spirit of Lupe Contreras. The scholarship is open to female seniors with a 3.0 GPA who demonstrate leadership and commitment to community service. Community College- bound students, CSU-bound students, and scholar-athletes are strongly encouraged to apply. Only complete applications will be considered. Send all application materials to: Lupe Contreras Scholarship Fund, 12102 Harvest Ave., Norwalk, CA 90650.

Applicants must:
  • Complete the application
  • Include transcripts
  • Provide college acceptance letter
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • 2 essays


Application Deadline: May 17, 2023

Open to all graduating ERHS Seniors who promoted from Birney Elementary and attended Birney for 3+ years. For more information email or text 562-331-9132.

Applicants must:
  • Have a 3.5 minimum GPA
  • 500 word typed autobiography stating your future academic or career goals
  • Must have promoted from Birney Elementary & attended Birney for 3+ years
  • Enroll at a college or vocational school.
  • Complete the application


Application Deadline: May 5, 2023

Priscilla Swantner from the ERHS class of '94 is offering one $1,000 and two $500 scholarships! 

Applicants must:
  • Be current seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Preferred interest in financial literacy and/or entrepreneurship
  • Complete the application 
  • Submit by email to or or in person to the CCC by the May 5th deadline!


Application Deadline: May 8, 2023

Pio Pico Women's Club has ten scholarships for $2,500 available for graduating seniors who are planning on continuing their education. 

Applicants must:
  • Must be a graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Have participated in school activities (clubs, organization, sports, etc)
  • Complete the application
  • Submit by email to or or in person to the CCC by the April 14th deadline!


Application Deadline: June 1, 2023

The scholarship fund is targeting students attending identified community college in the Southern California area. The Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for at least 2 consecutive years for students attending a community college in the Los Angeles, Ventura County and Orange County areas. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, housing, transportation and/or food. Recipients of the scholarship must provide testimonies on how the money is spent to support them to realize their dreams.

Applicants must:
  • Be planning to attend a community college at one of 18 identified campuses
  • Complete the application by the June 1st deadline


Application Deadline: 

The Ray Chavez Memorial Scholarship was established in 2018 in honor of Raymond Chavez, a beloved father, husband and friend. Ray was a mentor to many at El Rancho and his daughters both graduated from El Rancho as well. The annual scholarship is provided to an El Rancho High School graduate to supplement their fund for higher education. 

Applicants must:
  • Be a graduating senior planning on attending a 4 year or 2 year college
  • Plan to study the environment, a different culture or film studies
  • Complete the application


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 Advisors

Jacqueline Ramirez

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


Jonathan Olmedo

Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays: 7:30am - 4:00 pm

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

for additional information