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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 
 
During Distance Learning Mrs. Arriola is available to help and answer questions 
Email: darriola@erusd.org
Call/Text: (562) 337-9611
Schedule a meeting Mrs.ArriolaClick Here


We also have representatives from special programs that will continue offering support to our students.  These individuals are here to offer assistance and answer questions about college and careers.

Rio Hondo - Martin Hurtado
mhurtado@riohondo.edu
(562) 463-3148


***FEE WAIVERS available for the SAT and ACT, email Ms. Arriola 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. We are 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 2021 & class of 2022. 

Questions? email Mrs. Arriola or schedule a Zoom meeting with the link on the home page.

SAT

Registration for the 2020-2021 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.


ACT

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is available. 

To register online for ACT: Click here

For ACT test dates and registration deadlines: Click here





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.











COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
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

NEED A RIO HONDO TRANSCRIPT for College? 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: https://www.riohondo.edu/
  • 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:‚Äč 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 if you're a FIRST TIME college student (never attended before) and want to attend Cerritos College




Class Schedules for surrounding community colleges:


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

CSU application: Click Here


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UC)
  • 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




PRIVATE/IDEPENDENT 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 REMINDERS 





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
Stop by G-1 for Assistance

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: MARCH 2, 2021


Click Here to see a CAL GRANT Information

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 provide


JuJu Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING: 
  • $5,000 
CRITERIA:
  • High school students studying in the US
  • Students who are facing financial challenges

Click here to get more information and to apply



WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness 

Deadline: July 1, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING: 
  • $500 check
CRITERIA:
  • Students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent legal resident

Click Here to get more information and to apply



Learner Education Women in Mathematics Scholarship

Deadline: July 31, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING: 
  • $1,000
CRITERIA:
  • Current high school senior
  • Plans to study mathematics or related fields 
  • US Citizen or permanent legal resident

Click here to get more information and to apply

Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship

Deadline: October 1, 2021


SCHOLARS WOULD RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING: 
  • $500
CRITERIA:
  • Female student
  • Any grade level
  • Intend to enter a technical or non-technical career that leverages technology to make the world a better place

 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


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 https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/






INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR A WORK PERMIT:

Students must 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 are accepted via e-mail only. Forms and questions can be directed to Mayra Fajardo, mayrafajardo@erusd.org

Once the form is completely filled please email it to mayrafajardo@erusd.org
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.

Resume
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. 


Seniors, if you are going into child development or teaching and love working with children this might be a good opportunity for you.  Think Together is hiring to work with children.  Go to their website and look at the different positions.



I want to share a job opportunity for young women ages 14-18 who would like to learn more about information technology, potentially business, and local government.
 
Students will be placed to work either in person or from home, if in person they will be working at the registrar office in Norwalk, or voting center in Whittier. For more information, please visit the CCC webpage.



VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


Teens Volunteer is looking for students who want to volunteer virtually
Click Here to view the flyer
Click Here for the website




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 : ellen@emilyshane.org

Application: Click Here







Tri-Cities ROP

Come and Visit our ROP advisor

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