COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

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

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

     

    Dear GBHS community,

    During this time of online learning and school closures, if you have any questions regarding college or career, please email me or check through this website page.  Email: tkeeney@rjuhsd.us

    Please stay healthy and inspired during this time.  We are all going through this together and are doing what we can to keep things rolling for you and your upcoming future. You've got this!

    Teri Keeney

    Granite Bay High School College and Career Center 


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    COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER APPOINTMENTS

    Work Permit Appointments.  To obtain a work permit, it is best if you scan or take a picture of the work permit application, email it to tkeeney@rjuhsd.us and make an appointment to come pick up your work permit:  Click HERE

    All other appointments including college/career guidance, financial aid, military, scholarships, etc.:  Click HERE

     

    COLLEGE & CAREER INFORMATION REQUEST FORM

    If you would like to request information, ask a question, receive guidance, please feel free to complete this short request form and you will be contacted within one business day or feel free to email Teri Keeney at tkeeney@rjuhsd.us


    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

    DATE TIME   UNIVERSITY CITY STATE SIGN UP SHEET
    8/17/2020 1:30pm 2:00pm Vanderbilt University Nashville TN Sign up sheet
    8/18/2020 2:00pm 2:30pm University of Advancing Technology Tempe AZ Sign up sheet
    9/1/2020 1:30pm 2:00pm University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Dartmouth MA Sign up sheet
    9/11/2020 1:30pm 2:00pm St. John's College Santa Fe NM Sign up sheet
    9/15/2020 1:30pm 2:00pm Miami University-Oxford Oxford OH Sign up sheet
    9/24/2020 1:30pm 2:00pm University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu HI Sign up sheet
    10/22/2020 2:00pm 2:30pm Rutgers University-New Brunswick Piscataway NJ Sign up sheet

     effective 8/6/2020 


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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!


    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

     
     

     


    Virtual Tours & Zoom Meetings with Universities

    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.

     

    JUNIORS: STRIVE Virtual College Exploration Week - Monday, April 20 - Thursday, April 23

    Four full days of virtual college exploration for juniors to explore college opportunities including tips for getting into college and picking a college.  There will be over 300 Colleges and Universities participating, hear from College Admission Officers, hear and learn important information about the college admission process and more.  Students must register for the panel they want to attend (virtually).

    For more information and to register: CLICK HERE

    Tip:  To register for a session, move your cursor over the session, click the icon to the left of the session name.  This will expand the session with more information and gives you the link to register.

     


    Check out more Virtual Tours coming up

    CLICK HERE


    Work Permit Processing during Covid-19 (updated 4/22/2020)

    Please get your work permit application filled out, signed by a parent and your employer.  Once it is completed, you will need to drop it off at the school between 11 am and 1 pm or mail it in to the school attention Teri Keeney.  I will then follow up with you with further direction.

    Please be sure to have these 3 sections completed before turning it in...

    1. Minor's Information
    2. Employer fills out Employer Section and signs
    3. Parent/Guardian signature

    School address:

    Granite Bay High School

    1 Grizzly Way

    Granite Bay, CA 95746

     

    WORK PERMIT APPLICATION


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    SCHOLARSHIPS

    Where do I Find Scholarships?

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

    Scholarship page (see to the left)

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    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

    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 transcripts through Student Services ($3 fee for each) unless there is an electronic means for your counselor to send a transcript to the institution 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.   

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