COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
(916) 786-8676 ext. 5111
College Reps please visit Counselor Community to schedule a virtual visit.
For College & Career guidance, Military, financial aid and all other questions related to college & career, please email Teri Keeney @ email@example.com
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
Regional Prospective Student Opportunities
Cal Poly Preview Day
October 3, 10 am
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.
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
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
UC Workshops for Students and Parents: University of California
Big Ten Academic Alliance
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.
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
Virtual International College Fair
September 19 - October 3
SAVE THE DATE and Register today!
Everyone must register to connect
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:
- Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
- Carl Benz School, Karlsruhe, Germany
- EHL, Lausanne, Switzerland
- IE University, Madrid, Spain
- Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany
- Vesalius College, Brussels, Belgium
- Modul University Vienna, Austria
- Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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
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
Regional Colleges & Universities including International Universities - Go HERE for a list of colleges and their virtual events
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
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.
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!
SAT/ACT TEST PREP RESOURCES AND WORKSHOPS
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.
Cal State Apply
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.
Ready to choose a college?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship page (see to the left)
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…
- Financial Aid on the Web: finaid.org
- Salle Mae Scholarships: https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/college-scholarships/
- College Board: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-scholarships
- College Board Opportunity Scholarships: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
- Going Merry: https://www.goingmerry.com/
- Wired Scholar: wiredscholar.com
- com: www.gocollege.com
- Search for Scholarships: scholarships360.org
- Fast Web: Fastweb.com
- Unusual scholarships
- Prestigious scholarships and fellowships
- Full tuition academic scholarships
- Scholarships for average students
- Community service scholarships
- Scholarships for Hispanic and Latino students
- Cancer scholarships
- Athletic scholarships