COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
(916) 786-8676 ext. 5111
College Reps please visit Counselor Community to schedule a visit to our school or send me an email.
- January 2019: Scholarship Awareness/Exploration in the College & Career Center
- Wednesday, January 16 7:45 am & Wednesday, January 30 during both lunches: Scholarship Help in the College & Career Center 7:45 am Sign up HERE
- Thursday, January 17: Back to School Night
- Monday, January 14 & 28: Sierra College Enrollment Specialist in the College & Career Center 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
- (She will be here every Monday except holidays)
- Thursday January 17 (Freshman & Sophomores) after school, January 18 (Juniors) during Collab: PSAT: What do my results mean and now what do I do? In the College & Career Center
- January 23: ASVAB 7:45 am in the Learning Center
- Thursday, January 24: Financial Aid/FAFSA/CADA Night 6:30 pm The Learning Center Registration required. Sign up HERE
- February 2019: The RJUHSD Local Scholarship Program opens February 1-28
- Wednesday, February 6: Why out of State Forum @ Woodcreek High School 6-7 pm Presentations 7-8 pm College Fair
- Thursday, February 21: Folsom Lake College Presentation 9:10 am in the College & Career Center Sign up HERE
- Wednesday, March 6: CSUS Academic Talent Search Qualifying Exam
- Wednesday, April 10: Spring College Fair during both lunches in the Quad
- Wednesday, April 10: Sac State Admissions Workshop "I'm going to Sac State, Now what do I do?" 10 am Library
College Rep Visits
Washington State University February 28 9 am
University of Alabama February 28 12:45 pm
College Day Fair April 10th during both lunches
Click here for an updated list of schools attending
Looking for Scholarships?
Want to know how best to apply for scholarships and learn about the RJUHSD Local Scholarship Program that is coming up in February?
Come to a workshop in the Library!
Session One: Wednesday, January 16th 7:45 am
Session Two: Wednesday, January 30th during both lunches
Sign up HERE
Current 9th grade Students:
CSUS Academic Talent Search Summer Program
Qualify Exam is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6 @ 7:45 am
in the Library
The test is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. By scheduling this on a collab morning, we are hoping to avoid missing much class instruction. Any missed instruction will be excused for attendance purposes. Students should check in with their first period teacher ahead of time to let them know they will be taking this exam.
Above is the Test Sign Up form that also has ATS test information. There is a cost that goes directly to the program of $20.00 payable to ATS the morning of testing. If you would like to be considered for a fee waiver, please email Teri Keeney firstname.lastname@example.org.
A short video on the program can be seen HERE
Summer program opportunity: CSU Sacramento Academic Talent Search Summer program is a program that provides fun but challenging courses to 4th through 9th grade students on the Sacramento State campus. Through ATS, academically advanced students have the opportunity to explore subjects they love in a fast-paced, supportive environment while gaining a preview of the “college” experience.
While sponsored by Sac State’s College of Education, ATS does not receive any federal, state, or University funding. The program is fiscally managed by the campus auxiliary, University Enterprises, Inc.
- ATS provides support to local schools in their efforts to provide appropriately differentiated programs for highly able and motivated youth.
- Students can experience academic enrichment and preview potential college majors and careers through subject matter that is not customarily available within the regular school curriculum.
- Students have the opportunity to achieve their highest potential in traditional academic courses at levels beyond those typically available at their grade level
- Bringing together intellectual peers from throughout the Sacramento Valley region allows students to make new friends who share similar interests and improve social skills.
- Students learn from University faculty, community college professors, area public and private school instructors, and industry professionals who want to share their expertise in their fields
For more program information, please go to https://www.csus.edu/coe/ats/6-9-program.html
Where do I find Scholarships?
- 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, parents 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
RJUHSD Local Scholarship Program.
- Check the RJUHSD Local Scholarship Program from February 1 – 28th. Applications will be available 2/1/19. A list of previous scholarships is available to review in the College & Career Center in December.
Transcripts and Your College Applications
If you apply through Common Application and invite your counselor – Your transcript will be sent automatically to the institutions you are applying
If you request a transcript from your counselor through the Coalition Application – Your transcript will be sent automatically to the institutions you are applying
If you request a transcript from your counselor through SENDedu – Your transcript will be sent automatically to the institutions you are applying
All others – with the exception of those noted above, you, the student, should order up transcripts through Student Services ($3 fee for each) unless there is an electronic means for your counselor to send a transcript to the insitution electronically. In those cases, it is the student’s responsibility to get their counselor that information for their counselor to do so.
If a hardcopy is needed to be sent, that would require you, the student, to order a transcript through Student Services at a cost of $3 each.
Any questions, please see Teri Keeney in the College & Career Center.
Sierra College Enrollment Specialist
Ms. Covarrubias, Sierra College Enrollment Specialist, is at GBHS in the College & Career Center Mondays from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
October 1st: Fall 2019 Application opens
Seniors planning to attend Sierra College in the Fall 2019:
Step 1: Apply now with the Admissions application at the Sierra College home page
Step 2: Our Sierra College Enrollment Specialist will send a pass to follow up with you on Orientation to Sierra
What is Sierra Promise?
Sierra Promise is a partnership between Sierra College and our local district high schools to help students with their transition to college. Sierra Promise helps make students college-ready before they graduate from high school, and helps them start college with an education/career plan and access to financial support.
Who is eligible for Sierra Promise?
Granite Bay High School is a partner high school, as a current senior you are initially eligible. Once a student completes an application for admission to the college, he/she will receive an invitation in their mySierra account to “Become a Promise Scholar.”
What does it mean to “Become a Promise Scholar?”
Students who commit to Sierra Promise get additional services and support. These include:
- Priority registration for your first semester, an education and career plan, assistance with financial aid/scholarships
- Referrals to support and success programs such as RISE, Guardian Scholars, Puente, EOPS, etc.
- Referrals to additional career and academic resources
- Workshops and events to help with registration and orientation
In return, Promise Scholars commit to the following:
- Complete the FAFSA or Dream application
- Participate in registration and orientation events sponsored by Sierra Promise
- Enroll in 30 or more units within your first year (summer, fall, spring)
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 email@example.com.
Going Merry (A scholarship search and one application website)