COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

  • Teri Keeney
    tkeeney@rjuhsd.us
    (916) 786-8676 ext. 5111

    College Reps please visit Counselor Community to schedule a virtual visit. 

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    For College & Career guidance, Military, financial aid and all other questions related to college & career, please email Teri Keeney @ tkeeney@rjuhsd.us

    For Work Permit information, go HERE


    SAT/ACT Prep & College Application Essay Review

    Classes begin soon  

    SAT/ACT workshops and other free and paid prep services as well.  While some schools have gone test-optional, many popular California private schools and out of state public schools still require test scores for admission or placement.

    Financial aid awards at a select number of schools will still depend on test scores and GPA.

     

     

    The College Application Essay

    Need guidance getting your essay started?  

    1 hour workshop with info and strategies

    October 1st, 7-8 pm via zoom 

    This will be an overview of how to write the college essay

     

    To sign up for workshops see Granite Bay Test Prep website:  ACT/SAT Essay Flyer


    Chapman University

    Regional Prospective Student Opportunities

    Register Here


    Cal Poly Preview Day

    October 3, 10 am

    For more information and to register click here


    City of Roseville seeks Youth Commissioners to serve in 2021

    The City of Roseville is currently recruiting for high school students interested in serving as a youth representative on the City’s Library Board, Parks & Recreation Commission, Grants Advisory Commission, and the Transportation Commission.  

    Applications are due to the City Clerk’s Office by 4 p.m., Friday, November 13, 2020.

    Youth Board Members and Commissioners must be a high school student during their one-year term and a resident of the city of Roseville.  The term of office runs from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.  No special experience is necessary.

    CLICK HERE for more information


    Celebrate Colorado

    Colorado Mesa University
    Colorado State University, Pueblo
    Colorado State University, Fort Collins
    University of Colorado, Boulder
    University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

    Celebrate Colorado virtual meeting will be on Monday 10/19 at 1:30pm - REGISTER HERE


    SIERRA COLLEGE

    Sierra College Virtual Information Sessions

    Financial Aid/FAFSA/Dream Act Virtual Workshops

    More on Sierra College

    An informational meeting for RJUHSD students will be held  October 1st @ 1:30 pm - SIGN UP HERE


    2020 RJUHSD's Virtual College Fairs

    In lieu of the in-person College Fair this fall, the RJUHSD College & Career Centers are excited to introduce… RJUHSD College Weeks, a 4-week series that connects Junior and Senior students to college reps via virtual webinars/meetings! These virtual events are hosted in the evenings at various dates/times.

    Register to participate by clicking
    "Registration Link" for each event!

    All events are free 

    UC WEEK: 09/14-09/17   Now available - Recorded Sessions for View

    PRIVATE CA WEEK: 09/21-09/24  Registration Link (Please scroll to line 54 for information on high school virtual events)

    OUT OF STATE WEEK: 09/28-10/02  Registration Link

    CSU WEEK: 10/5-10/9  Registration Link

     

    Seniors:  College Application Tips in the Senior Year

    UC Workshops for Students and Parents:  University of California


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    Big Ten Academic Alliance
    Virtual Events

    During these virtual events, you will learn all about the benefits of attending a Big Ten institution. You will also have the opportunity to jump into breakout sessions for a high-level glimpse at each institution. Since registration is required to attend these informative events, be sure to reserve your space at one of our programs today. 


    September 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm 

    Register Here

    October 23, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Register Here

    The Big Ten Academic Alliance:

    University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Northwestern University, The Ohio State University, Penn State, Purdue University, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and University of Wisconsin-Madison


    EUC

    Virtual International College Fair 

    September 19 - October 3

    SAVE THE DATE and Register today!

    Everyone must register to connect

    Register here!

    EUC is the alliance of 8 highly ranked & recognized universities located throughout Austria, Belgium, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Spain and Switzerland, with the interest in sharing information about our institutions.

    All universities in the consortium are accredited, offer programs entirely taught in English, and have a large percentage of international students on campus. Our role is to promote studying in Europe to students coming from other regions in the world. In doing so we would like to invite you to our North America tour, which will take place September 19th and October 3rd since we cannot meet in person this year.

    Our tour will feature:

    • Virtual Open Fair
    • Live sessions with special topics
    • One-to-one meetings with university representatives

    The member universities of the EUC are: 


    Our webinar consists of an introduction of the EUC and advantages of studying in Europe (7-10 minutes) and individual institution presentations (2-3 minutes) followed by a Q&A session, where the students have the opportunity to ask the question to all of us or the university of their interest. It would be a great chance to provide you and parents with information about international study opportunities.


    The Bridge to 2021 Virtual College Fair

    College to Career

    California High School Juniors and Seniors

    93 Out of State and International Colleges

    Must Register HERE 

    September 24th - IB Students

    September 29, 30, October 1 - All Students


    RACC Webinars and Presentation

    Including WUE and introducing you more specifically to schools outside California and what they can offer during the college search and application process

    Registration for RACC Webinars

     

    Regional Colleges & Universities including International Universities - Go HERE for a list of colleges and their virtual events

     updated 8/31/2020


    UPCOMING VIRTUAL COLLEGE REP VISITS FOR GRANITE BAY HIGH SCHOOL

    Please go to the Sign-up sheet to sign up and get the link to the visit

    9/17/2020 2:00 PM Boise State University Boise ID   Sign up sheet
    9/17/2020 1:30 PM University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara CA   Sign up Sheet
    9/18/2020 1:30 PM University of California, San Diego La Jolla CA   Sign up sheet
    9/21/2020 2:00 PM United States Naval Academy Annapolis MD   Sign up sheet
    9/21/2020 1:30 PM Bryant University Smithfield RI 9/4/2020 Sign up sheet
    9/21/2020 2:30 PM US Air Force Academy - Former student presentation     9/14/2020
    9/22/2020 2:00 PM Mills College Oakland CA   Sign up sheet
    9/22/2020 1:30 PM Northern Arizona University Flagstaff AZ   Sign up sheet
    9/23/2020 1:30 PM Hillsdale College Hillsdale MI   Signup sheet
    9/23/2020 2:00 PM Pepperdine University Malibu CA   Sign up sheet
    9/24/2020 2:00 PM Chapman University Orange CA   Sign up Sheet
    9/24/2020 1:30 PM University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu HI   Sign up sheet
    9/25/2020 1:30 PM The University of Arizona Tucson AZ   Sign up sheet
    9/28/2020 2:00 PM Pacific Northwest College of Art Portland OR   Sign up sheet
    9/28/2020 1:30 PM Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg VA   Sign up sheet
    9/29/2020 2:00 PM Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus OH   Sign up sheet
    9/29/2020 1:30 PM University of Washington, Seattle Seattle WA   Sign up sheet
    9/29/2020 2:30 PM Academy of Art University San Francisco CA 9/17/2020 Sign up sheet
    9/30/2020 1:30 PM Stony Brook University, State University of New York Stony Brook NY   Sign up Sheet
    9/30/2020 2:00 PM Drexel University Philadelphia PA   Sign up sheet
    10/1/2020 2:00 PM California Baptist University Riverside CA 8/28/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/1/2020 1:35 PM Princeton University Princeton NJ 9/10/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/2/2020 1:30 PM The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa AL 8/28/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/5/2020 2:00 PM Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah GA   Sign up sheet
    10/5/2020 1:30 PM Dominican University of California San Rafael CA 8/31/2020 Signup sheet
    10/6/2020 2:00 PM Arizona State University-Tempe Tempe AZ   Sign up sheet
    10/6/2020 1:30 PM Santa Clara University Santa Clara CA   Sign up sheet
    10/7/2020 2:00 PM Boise State University Boise ID   Sign up sheet
    10/8/2020 2:00 PM Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette IN   Sign up sheet
    10/8/2020 1:30 PM Boston University Boston MA   Sign up sheet
    10/9/2020 1:30 PM Azusa Pacific University Azusa CA 9/2/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/13/2020 2:00 PM University of Southern California Los Angeles CA 8/28/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/13/2020 1:30 PM Texas Christian University Fort Worth TX   Sign up sheet
    10/14/2020 1:30 PM Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Prescott AZ 8/28/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/14/2020 2:00 PM University of Oregon Eugene OR 8/31/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/15/2020 1:30 PM Saint Mary's College of California Moraga CA   Sign up Sheet
    10/15/2020 2:00 AM University of the Pacific Stockton CA 9/14/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/16/2020 1:30 PM Grand Canyon University-Traditional Campus Phoenix AZ 8/28/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/19/2020 2:00 PM Agnes Scott College Decatur GA 9/4/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/19/2020 1:30 PM Seattle University Seattle WA 9/4/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/20/2020 2:00 PM University of Redlands Redlands CA 8/31/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/20/2020 1:30 PM Louisiana State University Baton Rouge LA 9/4/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/21/2020 1:30 PM Salve Regina University Newport RI 9/2/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/21/2020 2:00 PM Dartmouth College Hanover NH 9/4/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/22/2020 2:00 PM Rutgers University-New Brunswick Piscataway NJ   Sign up sheet
    10/22/2020 1:30 PM University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver CO 8/31/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/23/2020 1:30 PM Colby College Waterville ME 9/4/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/26/2020 1:30 PM Oregon State University Corvallis OR 9/4/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/26/2020 2:00 PM Creighton University Omaha NE 9/8/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/27/2020 2:00 PM Marquette University Milwaukee WI   Sign up sheet
    10/27/2020 1:30 PM Westmont College Santa Barbara CA 9/4/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/28/2020 1:30 PM University of Chicago Chicago IL 9/11/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/28/2020 2:00 PM Sonoma State University Rohnert Park CA 9/10/2010 Sign up sheet
    10/29/2020 1:30 PM Marist College Poughkeepsie NY 9/8/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/29/2020 2:00 PM Biola University La Mirada CA 9/11/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/30/2020 1:30 PM Ursinus College Collegeville PA 9/8/2020 Sign up sheet
    11/2/2020 1:30 PM FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-LA Los Angeles CA 9/8/2020 Sign up sheet
    11/2/2020 1:30 PM Miami University-Oxford Oxford OH 9/11/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/7/2020 1:30 PM University of Portland Portland OR 9/11/20 Sign up sheet


     updated 9/17/2020 


     HOW TO HANDLE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

    Seniors, you may be needing a Letter of Recommendation for your college application.  Complete a personal profile and give your teacher/counselor as much time as possible to complete the letter but at least THREE WEEKS. 

    Letters of Recommendation Process


    Best Practices: How to Hold a Virtual Meeting | Florida Realtors

    Be sure to check the Virtual Tours and Zoom Meetings page for virtual tours, admitted student meetings for incoming college freshmen, college tours, meetings with college admission reps, and more!

    Virtual Tours and Meetings: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!


    SAT/ACT TEST PREP RESOURCES AND WORKSHOPS

    Click here for the flyer for more details

     Why take the SAT or ACT?


    COVID-19 Response Updates & Resources

    Sierra College - HERE 

    Sierra College New Student Info/Zoom/FB Live Sessions - HERE

    UCś response - Read HERE

    CSUś response - Read HERE

    College Board (SAT, AP) response and updates - HERE

    ACT response and updates - HERE

    Free AP online support - HERE

    Free College Planning - HERE

    Free Career Research - HERE

    What is test-optional? - HERE

    For private schools and out of state schools, please check the school's website

    Seniors:  Covid-19 Update & Your College Admission - Please check your intended college's website for updates on orientation, campus visits, and more.  Information is changing daily. 


    CSU UPDATE ON ACT/SAT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CLASS OF 2021

    The California State University (CSU) recognizes that high school students and their families are experiencing enormous disruption in their daily lives and their transition to college during this unprecedented time. Given the challenges encountered in spring and the unknown situation ahead the CSU wanted to make sure students and their families could move forward with college planning.

    To provide some measure of relief, the CSU will temporarily suspend the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses for the 2021-2022 academic year. This temporary change of admission eligibility applies only for the fall 2021, winter 2022 and spring 2022 admission cycles. First-time freshmen must meet the following eligibility requirements: be a high school graduate or equivalent; complete the 15-unit comprehensive “a-g” pattern of college preparatory courses; and earn a qualifying “a-g” grade point average (GPA) as described below. 

    • California residents and graduates of California high schools will be eligible for admission by earning a 2.50 or greater “a-g” GPA.
    • Any California high school graduate or resident of California earning a GPA between 2.00 and 2.49 may be evaluated for admission based upon supplemental factors such as number of courses exceeding minimum “a-g” requirements, household income, extracurricular involvement, and other available information that would inform the campus admission decision. Each CSU campus will determine the supplemental factors used with GPA to determine eligibility in these cases and communicate these criteria publicly for prospective students.
    • Non-California residents may be eligible for admission to the CSU by earning a 3.00 or greater “a-g” GPA along with other supplemental factors utilized by the individual campus, including those outlined by impacted campuses and programs.

    This temporary change of admission requirements will also apply to impacted CSU campuses and programs. Campuses and programs designated as impacted may utilize higher “a-g” GPA thresholds for applicants, as well as identify supplemental criteria and their relative weights, in making admission decisions. However, in no case will standardized test scores be utilized in making admissions decisions for applicants during the 2021-2022 academic year.

    For additional details and information, please visit the Cal State Apply page.

    Sincerely,

    Cal State Apply

     
     

     


    Sierra College

    Outreach is going Virtual.

    Need help getting through the registration process? Have questions about financial aid or how to get free tuition? Join Sierra College for a Facebook Live session, stop by for Zoom drop-in hours, or attend a New Student Webinar.  Sessions are intended for new students, transfer students, parents and the community. 

    Click HERE for the calendar. 


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    SCHOLARSHIPS

    Where do I Find Scholarships?

    Many college scholarships are available to 9th-12th graders!

    The internet offers a variety of free scholarship search sites (see below). Be wary of any entity that guarantees you will be selected for a scholarship. Remember: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! If you think you are a victim of a scholarship scam or financial aid fraud, please report it immediately to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Inspector General at 1-800-MIS-USED or email oig.hotline@ed.gov.

    Scholarship page (see to the left)

    Naviance

    In the College & Career Center and on the College & Career Center Website

    RJUHSD Local Scholarship Program Feb. 1-28

    Organizations your family is connected to – Local businesses, clubs, unions, banks, churches, parent's place of employment.

    Check your intended college’s website under financial aid/scholarships.

    Online searches – be sure they are FREE. Here a few…

    1. Financial Aid on the Web: finaid.org
    2. Scholarships.com
    3. Salle Mae Scholarships: https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/college-scholarships/
    4. College Board: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-scholarships
    5. College Board Opportunity Scholarships: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
    6. Going Merry: https://www.goingmerry.com/
    7. Wired Scholar: wiredscholar.com
    8. com: www.gocollege.com
    9. Search for Scholarships: scholarships360.org
    10. Fast Web:  Fastweb.com
    11. Unusual scholarships
    12. Prestigious scholarships and fellowships
    13. Full tuition academic scholarships
    14. Scholarships for average students
    15. Community service scholarships
    16. Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino students
    17. Cancer scholarships
    18. Athletic scholarships