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College Planning Tools and Presentations

You will find a variety of college planning tools in the attachments below. Additional items you should be familiar with include the following: 

Naviance Student is an integral component to your college application process throughout high school. Naviance includes college search tools, a tool to create your activities resume, scholarship information, personal career assessment tools including a "Career Inventory Profile" and a "Do What You Are" survey. All students and parents have access to Naviance.  If you need help logging in, please email us, so we can help.

The Student College Planning Timeline provides an overview of activities that college bound students should consider in grades 9 - 12.  Take a look at this worksheet attached below to gain an understanding of the different steps students can be taking throughout high school. 

Schedule a meeting with us: We meet with students during access or during a class period. Complete the form below to set up an initial meeting or send us a school loop email to set up an appointment. 

Activities resume template: Many colleges ask students to provide an activities resume which outlines academic honors/awards, extracurricular activities, work history, volunteer activities, etc. In addition to the sample below, Naviance has a built in activities resume template where students can enter activities throughout high school and then modify as needed in their Senior year.  Both the UC and the Common Application websites also provide a worksheet for organizing students' extracurricular activities.  

Seniors applying to schools that require letters of recommendation!  Your guidance counselors most likely will need to write at least one of your requested letters, so have prepared a "senior packet" for you to complete, to make that request.  Please download the packet pages from your Naviance Student home page (scroll to the bottom to find the link called "Document Resources").  The instructions for completing and submitting the packet are included.  There is an additional download called:  "Instructions for College Apps (Applications)" that will guide students through the process.  

College Planning Worksheet: This is a google doc you can use to assist with organization for college application and admissions: HOW? Click Spreadsheet and then MAKE A COPY that you can work with in your account.

Annual College Fairs:   (watch for announcements on School Loop; some 2018-19 dates listed below)

  • Colleges That Change Lives (40 colleges highlighted by Loren Pope-Educational journalist) in Marin County (typically in late July/early Aug)   
  • Visual and Performing Arts Fair in SF (typically late Sept/early Oct)
  • Christian Schools Fair in Walnut Creek and Dublin  (typically mid-Sept)
  • STEM College Fair in Silicon Valley (typically October)
  • SRVUSD College Fair 2019 - October 23, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. @ SRVHS
  • RACC- Out of State College Fair @ SRVHS - (TBD/Sept. 2019, Access/Lunch)
  • San Francisco Bay Area College Fair (NACAC) typically early April.
  • East Bay College Fair (WACAC) at St. Mary's College, typically in early May  
Additional Items Below Include
  • UC and CSU 2018 Profile Documents: Provides average GPA/ACT/SAT scores by school. 
  • CSU Eligibility formula calculation (calculated with GPA and test score)
  • UC and CSU admission requirement worksheet: A guideline for courses required by UC/CSU schools. The UC guideline also assists students in having strong applications at CA private schools as well as public/private out of state schools who follow similar guidelines. 
  • UC Transfer Pathways Guide
  • A Guide to International Colleges
  • Websites to use and peruse sheet
  • Military Planning Information Worksheet