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.
Part time jobs available
Crew Member: Potato Corner FLYER
Student Clerk - Technology Dept: RJUHSD FLYER
In house Courier/Clerical: Law firm FLYER
University of California, Merced
Admission Counselor in The College & Career Center
Thursday, May 16 11:15 am
Sign up HERE
Are you a senior attending a Military Academy in the Fall?
Please see Teri Keeney in the College & Career Center by May 10th.
Please complete the following surveys by May 16
Final Transcript Request - Graduating Seniors
Final Transcript Form: Use this form to request transcripts be sent to your attending University/College after final grades are posted.
Form, along with a self address stamped envelope and $3.00, are due Friday, May 17th at Student Services.
SAT - ACT TEST PREP
Summer test prep workshops available
July 29 - August 2
JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES & FRESHMAN
Exploring College Options - Student and Parent Information Sessions on Stanford, Harvard, Duke, Georgetown and Penn
May 15, 2019 7 pm @ The Hyatt Downtown Sacramento
To Register go to: www.exploringcollegeoptions.org
** US News & World Report Article: Universities That Meet Full Financial Need With NO Loans
Sierra College Enrollment Specialist
Ms. Covarrubias, Sierra College Enrollment Specialist, is at GBHS in the College & Career Center Tuesdays 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)
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
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.
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)