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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
WELCOME TO THE COLLEGE/CAREER CENTER WEB PAGE

We have many colleges visiting our campus. Come to G-1 and sign up to talk to the college representatives. Make sure you pick up a permission slip and have it signed by your teacher.  All visits take place in L-1.


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

Tri-Cities ROP - Diana Salto
Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Rio Hondo - David Belis
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Rio Hondo - Judy Morales
Thursday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

UCI EAOP - Yahira Montoya
Monday & Wednesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cal State LA - Samantha Sparks
Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


 





                              AP/ACT/SAT/PSAT TEST INFORMATION


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

To register online for ACT: Click here

SAT
Registration for the March 14, 2020 exam is available in the CCC between 8AM-4PM. Fee waivers available to Class of 2020 students who are CSU eligible and receive free or reduced lunch. Deadline to register is February, 14, 2020.

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.



SENDING ACT & SAT SCORES
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.










ATTENTION SENIORS!

Are you planning to attend Rio Hondo in the Fall?

Summer Bridge is available to Spring 2020 graduates.
Summer Bridge is a 5-week program that prepares incoming first-year students to smoothly transition to Rio Hondo College while taking a college course.
FREE tuition, students fees, textbooks, parking and lunch.
Stop by G-1 to get more information

CLICK HERE to apply




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.

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 to make up a high school class?
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. 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU)



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.



SENIOR SPRING REMINDERS 

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.



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.




ATTENTION SENIORS!

Get help completing your FAFSA or Dream Act
Date: Saturday, 2/22/20
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: College Career Center in G-1

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: MARCH 2, 2020




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.




BARBARA LAMBERTH SCHOLARSHIP 2020 - $1,000

Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020


CLICK HERE for more information and to apply




FLAVORFUL FUTURES SCHOLARSHIPS -  $5,000
Deadline: February 15, 2020

Eligibility:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
  • Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020
  • Must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale. 

CLICK HERE to apply



THE FRANK TERRAZAS SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: February 28, 2020

Eligibility:                      
  • Must be a graduating senior, or graduate, of El Rancho High School
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA).
  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid (if applicable).
  • Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited university in the fall of the desired scholarship year.
CLICK HERE to apply



NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: February 28, 2020

Eligibility:
  • Be female, a U.S. Resident, and a high school senior
  • Live within the boundaries of National Charity League, Inc., Whittier Chapter - Whittier, Hacienda Heights, La Habra, La Habra Heights, or La Mirada
For more information and to obtain an application packet, please stop by G-1.


COLLEGE PREP SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Deadline: March 24, 2020

Scholarships and awards for outstanding high school juniors from low-income backgrounds.

CLICK HERE to get more information and apply




ROBERT J. PAQUETTE TRADE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP - $ 1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2020

Trade school scholarship will be applied to an accredited institution selected by the applicant, to be used for tuition and associated expenses. More information and applications can be picked up in G-1.



FRAME MY FUTURE 2020 CONTEST (SCHOLARSHIP) - $5,000
Deadline: April 1, 2020

Eligibility:
  • Submit an original work of poetry, ink, collage, painting, mixed media, or graphic design work expressing what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college.
  • Any legal U.S. resident who will be a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2020-2021 academic year.
CLICK HERE to apply




STUDENT-VIEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: April 22, 2020

The 2020 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $12,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. 
  • No minimum SAT/ACT score or grade point average
  • No essay required
  • No lengthy application forms
  • No application fees
CLICK HERE to apply



PB&J SCHOLARSHIP ($500-$1000)
Dealine: May 31, 2020

Eligibility:
  • 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


UNIVERSITY'S TUTOR SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST ($100)
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



MATTRESS ADVISOR SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline: March 20, 2020

Applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they applying to receive the scholarship. Domestic, international, online and undocumented students are welcome to apply.

CLICK HERE to get more information and to apply


MATTRESS NERD SUSTAINABILITY SCHOLARSHIP

Deadline: April 1, 2020


Eligibility:

  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship.
  • Applicants are not required to have a minimum GPA.
  • Applicants are not required to have a specific Major.
  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.
  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.
  • Applicant must be someone who is promoting positive environmental change.
CLICK HERE to get more information and to apply.



MARINE CORPS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS

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



FREE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH PROGRAMS

The Gates Scholarship 
This foundation commits to helping outstanding minority students who come from low-income backgrounds. The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 15.


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.


SallieMae
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.


Work Permits

Download a Request for Work Permit form. To avoid any delays in processing your request, please make sure all of the requested information is completed. All information provided on the request will be used to process/issue your work permit. Paper copies of the request form can be picked up in G-1.

We also process work permits for Non-ERHS students who live in Pico Rivera. Please contact Alex Abolos at (562)320-2726 for further information.

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, please come to the college career center for assistance. 



JOB BOARD 
(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.



FIELD TRIPS

Permission slips available in the College Career Center.

UCLA - February 24, 2020
Permission slips available in G-1


INTERNSHIPS

Please check back for internship information.


PROGRAMS

The College Board Opportunity Scholarship Program ($500 - $40,000)
This program gives current juniors (Class of 2020) the opportunity to earn scholarships for simply moving through the college planning process.  Sign up NOW to begin the process (Click Here)




SUCCESSFUL EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM (SEA)

Open to 10th, 11th & 12th grade students interested in volunteering to mentor middle school students. This program helps one develop leadership roles and provides great volunteer experience on college and job applications.

The SEA program provides one-on-one mentoring/tutoring to middle school students who are struggling/failing in the mainstream classroom. At our area in Pico Rivera, high performing students of El Rancho High School are paired with 6th - 8th graders of North Park Academy of the Arts, where they meet for SEA sessions regularly throughout the school year. SEA sessions are based on both the mentor and student's schedule/availability, but all are required to meet for at least one hour, twice weekly from 3:30 - 4:30.



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