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College & Career Center (C&CC)

November 17, 2019

This week's hours: M-F (8:30 to 3:30 pm)

 

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

 

College Visit/Events: 

  • Nov. 18.       UC Berkeley Information Session 2:20pm
  • Nov. 18        Answering the UC Personal Insight Questions, Tips and Q&A presented by UC Berkeley rep Quincy Jones, 3:10-3:30pm 
  • Nov. 19        Art Portfolio Workshop @ 6:30 p. (at capacity-see below)
  • Dec. 5          UCSB Pre-College Research Programs overview during                           lunch 

SENIORS:  UC and CSU Applications are Open!!!  Submit by Nov. 30, 2019!  

College Application Workshop: 

  • Nov. 20 during Access period:  Assistance with applications, CSU, UC, Common App, Coalition, general questions.     
  • Nov. 21 during Access period This will be our last workshop before Thanksgiving break.  We will assist with all applications. 

Students should sign for visits and workshops via their Naviance portal (Colleges Page), print their registration page as their pass, and have signed by the teacher of the period they will miss.  For lunch visits, sign up, but no need to print the confirmation page, as no pass is needed. 

 

Reminder to ART STUDENTS - Here are two opportunities to get help on creating your portfolio for college!  

  • November 17 is National Portfolio Day @CA College of the Arts in SF, 12-4 pm. This event will offer students the opportunity to have their portfolios reviewed by art college professionals.  Go to: https://nationalportfolioday.org for more information.  Click on "events" and search for SF event.
  • November 19, Portfolio Night at SRVHS, Library, 6:30-8pm. Mike McCarthy from Lesley University in Boston will be presenting tips on how to put together a portfolio and what design schools are looking for in applicant portfolios. This is a great opportunity for sophomores and juniors interested in getting a jumpstart on portfolio preparation. This event is at capacity, but you can send an email to Sarah Woerner at swoerner@srvusd.net to be added to the waiting list.   

 

All students: 

Job Board:  Our job board is growing. We have postings for office workers, City of San Ramon programs, dog walkers, elder care, bakers, librarians, peer tutors. Check out the bulletin board near the Attendance Office

Scholarships:  As scholarship opportunities become available they are posted on Naviance. Some of these are available to Juniors, but most are for seniors. Check out the scholarship section of your Naviance portal for current opportunities.  

Summer Programs:  We are starting to receive a lot of brochures for summer programs and are posting select opportunities on School Loop.  To view the complete (growing) collection of information, stop by the College & Career Center and peruse the Summer Program basket.  Note that MANY colleges offer summer programs...so be sure to search college websites!   Look for "pre-college" programs.  If you are interested in summer research programs, plan to attend the info session on Dec. 5th in the College & Career Center at lunch to learn about UCSB opportunities.

 

SENIORS

The UC Application AND the CSU applications are open for seniors.  Both are due by Nov. 30th but keep in mind that limited assistance will be available the week of Thanksgiving, so we recommend you submit your applications prior to Thanksgiving break!  UC's DO NOT want you to send official transcripts when you apply.  Students self-report all coursework! 

  • UC's & CSU's DO WANT your official test scores. You only need to pay to send your score(s) to ONE UC AND one CSU campus (if applying to colleges in either system).   All other campuses where you apply will have access to it!    
  • Read all instructions on both applications and be sure to follow them.  CSU has a downloadable tip sheet and Cal Poly SLO has created its own which appears on their campus website.  
  • Remember that UC offers valuable Personal Insight question tips on their UCOP website. (google "UC Personal Insight questions" to find the page).  
  • Each application has a "help line" and accepts emailed questions, so be sure to reach out to them if you have application questions!  It is best to make the phone call with your application open so you can receive on the spot guidance!
    • UC Helpline:  800.207.1710
    • CSU Helpline:  857.304.2087​​​​​​​

Common Application and Coalition Application:  If you are completing either of these applications, be sure to follow the instructions within the application.  Each application website also has a help desk that you can email with questions, and we highly recommend you reach out directly to individual campuses if you have specific questions about how to enter coursework, and/or what to send, and/or how to complete the application different sections.  Plan to attend our workshops during Access periods as well (see dates above).  

 

Applying to schools that need recommendations? 

Your guidance counselors need to write at least one of your requested letters. Download the recommendation packet from your Naviance Student home page (scroll to the bottom to find the link called "Document Resources"). Remember both counselors and teachers need a 3 week time frame to write your letters. Make sure you get them the information they need at least 3 weeks prior to your first application due date!

 

Parents of Seniors:  Need help completing your FAFSA?  Attend a Cash4College Workshop!!  To sign up, go to this website to learn the dates of the workshops which are available in our area:  https://www.cash4college.csac.ca.gov/!!  Preregistration through this website is required.  

 

GENERAL INFORMATION: 

Need help with NAVIANCE?    Send an email to Mrs. Schratz at jschratz@srvusd.net or Mrs. Woerner at swoerner@srvusd.net or via School Loop Mail with your name (student) and your concern. We will help you get logged in.  

 

COMMUNICATIONS.  We utilize this Wolf Pack Weekly newsletter and our C&CC web pages to keep parents informed of College and Career Center activities, and Naviance and School Loop to inform students.  Please stay "in the know" by checking our postings.  

 

The best way to reach C&CC advisors is via email, but if you leave a voice message, we will return your call as soon as we can.  925.552.3007.   We apologize if we are delayed in getting back to you, as our fall is packed with college events and student meetings, but we WILL respond!  
 

C&CC Advisors:   Mrs. Schratz, jschratz@srvusd.net and Mrs. Woerner, swoerner@srvusd.net

 

The SRVHS College and Career Center is generously funded by your donations to Academic Boosters and we appreciate your support!