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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

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    UCB
    The Discover Berkeley Series is still rolling on with new upcoming events hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and other departments around campus. There are still many more opportunities to learn about Berkeley before the application is due. 

    Just a few of the upcoming Discover Berkeley Series sessions:
    • Financial Aid Session (En Español) | CA Students - October 24th
    • Student Panel (Freshman & Transfer) - October 28th
    • UC Berkeley Alumni Panel and Discussion - November 4th
    • UC Application Workshop (Freshman & Transfer) - November 10th
    • and much more! 
    For a full listing of events, visit our Discover Berkeley Series page.
     

    UCSD
    Interested in learning more about life at UC San Diego? Get a glimpse into top-notch academics, cutting-edge research, exciting student life and more in the UCSD viewbook. This digital version features videos, pop-out interviews and other interactive content.
     

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    UCSB Virtual Open House
     
    Learn more about UCSB and attend live presentations from Admissions, support services, and current students
    Friday, November 6 from 10am - 3pm PST
     

     

    Have questions about UCSB or the application process?
    Virtual office hours with Anne Johnson, Admission Counselor 
     
    Feel free to drop-in during Anne Johnson's office hours to get any of your questions answered
     
    Thursday, November 12th, 3pm - 5pm PST: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/84491207011
    Tuesday, November 17th, 2pm - 4pm PST: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/89388882082
    Wednesday, November 18th, 2pm - 5pm PST: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/82126415743
     
     
    UC Application & Personal Insight Question Webinars
    Various dates and times to choose from
     
    Join UCSB Admissions Counselors as we discuss the UC Application and Personal Insight Questions in a live webinar. We will be sharing our tips for filling out the UC application, as well as how to best present yourself in the Personal Insight Questions! 
     

    Coalition for College

    October 2020 Virtual College Fair with more than 120 smart college choices

    Oct. 21, from 3-7 p.m. and Oct. 22, from 4-7 p.m.  Register Here

    Nov. 4 from 3-7 p.m. and November 5 from 4-7 p.m.  Register Here

    These virtual fair will be hosted via Zoom. Learn more on the Zoom website about how to join Zoom webinars, including details about required software and hardware.

    The Coalition is hosting two more virtual fairs this fall, both opportunities to connect with more than 120 smart college choices. You can find more information, and registration information at the links below.  

    Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to register.


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    CU Denver virtual parent information night for California students and parents on Thursday, October 22 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. PST

    Sign up HERE


     The Mountains are Calling:  Study in Colorado

    Learn more about Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Denver, and (of course) our beautiful home state. During this virtual event, you will hear from the Directors of Admission at each school as they provide an overview of their institution. You will also have the opportunity to ask a panel of admissions directors questions.
    The Mountains Are Calling: Study in Colorado!
    Thursday, October 22
    Join us at 5:00 p.m. MT.
    REGISTER NOW
    Thursday, November 12
    Join us at 4:00 p.m. MT
    REGISTER NOW

     


    Virtual Fall Preview Day will be held on Saturday, October 17th from 10am to 1pm

    To register and view the schedule for the day, please click here

    Get a taste of campus life, learn about renowned academic programs, answer questions about applying for admission and financial aid during Fall Preview Day.

    Sonoma State University is also proud to host a variety of weekly virtual information sessions and 1-on-1 enrollment advising appointments to help your students as they navigate the application process. We invite them to visit a few of these resources below: 

    Virtual Fall Preview Day - Saturday, October 17, 2020 

    Virtual Information Sessions 

    Enrollment Advising Appointments 

    Virtual Campus Tour 


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    2020 RJUHSD's Virtual College Fairs 

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

    PRIVATE CA WEEK: 09/21-09/24 

    OUT OF STATE WEEK: 09/28-10/02 

    CSU WEEK: 10/5-10/9 


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     How to handle Letters of Recommendation


    FAFSA and California Dream Act Applications are NOW OPEN!

    The FAFSA is the financial aid form for accessing grants, federal student loans and work-study funds. ... Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is one of the most important steps students and their families can take to pay for college.

    The California Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending eligible California Colleges, Universities and Career Education Programs to apply for state financial aid.

    FAFSA Application

    Questions & Answers regarding the FAFSA

    California Dream Act Application

    CADA Questions & Answers

    Still have questions regarding the financial aid applications?  Attend a virtual workshop offered by Sierra College.  Workshops begin October 7th @ 5:30 pm and are offered every Wednesday during the month of October.

     Register Here


    Fall in Love with Sac State:  7-week series of interactive informational events

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     Starting October 5th

    For information and to sign up for events


    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. 

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


    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

    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 of events

    Virtual Preview Day

    Saturday, Oct. 17 between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm 

    Find out more about our two years free tuition for first-time students

    Connect with faculty, staff and peers

    Learn about our interest areas and academic programs

    Attend open houses, demonstrations, and information sessions virtually

    Take a virtual campus tour

    Explore your other interests: athletics, career services, counseling, and support programs and services

    Register Here

     

    Financial Aid/FAFSA/Dream Act Virtual Workshops

    Click HERE for more information on Sierra College


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    Think Big College Night

    Wednesday, October 21

    6:00 -7:30 pm

    Register HERE

    Join admission counselors from many of the Big Ten Academic Alliance member schools for a panel discussion about student life and admissions.

    Colleges include:

    • University of Illinois
    • University of Indiana
    • University of Iowa
    • University of Maryland
    • University of Wisconsin
    • University of Michigan
    • Michigan State
    • Rutgers University
    • Purdue University
    • The Ohio State University
    • University of Nebraska
    • University of Minnesota

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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. 


    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


    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

    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
    10/6/2020 2:00 PM Northeastern University Boston MA 9/24/2020  
    10/7/2020 1:30 PM Bucknell University Lewisburg PA 9/22/2020 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
    10/8/2020 2:05 PM University of California, Merced Merced CA 9/22/2020 Sign up sheet
    10/8/2020 1:35 PM New York Film Academy (Ca) Burbank CA 9/22/2020 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
    10/30/2020 3:00 PM United States Coast Guard Academy Student Presentation New London CT 10/12/2020 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


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    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


    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)

    The College & Career Center

    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