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Career & College Resource Center

The CCRC welcomes ALL students for career and college research. We have 24 computers and a printer for our students. Students can visit before school, nutrition break, lunch, or after school. 

Please visit the CCRC in room A-6
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Victoria Rosenfeld, College and Career Counselor, Victoria.Rosenfeld@hesperiausd.org

Nicole Ball, Career Center Specialist, Nicole.Ball@hesperiausd.org

During these times we hope that you and your families are safe and healthy. We know that it is a stressful time and we want to make sure that you have some important information regarding resources and information as it pertains to college and career readiness. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for assistance. We are here to support you and help you with any questions you may have.


Class of 2020

AP Testing for 2020- Currently CollegeBoard is working on administering AP tests this year online. Please make sure to visit apstudents.collegeboard.org for updated and accurate information.

Here are some resources that the CollegeBoard has provided.

AP YouTube Instruction

AP Updates

Scholarship Bulletins- Continue to work on scholarship applications. Scholarship Bulletin (Click Here) for April is available. If you have questions regarding a scholarship, please feel free to contact Mrs. Ball or Mrs. Rosenfeld.

Financial Aid Award Letters and Explanations: Colleges are beginning to release financial aid award letters. Sometimes they are difficult to understand and if you need assistance, please email the CCRC for help.

Cal Grant and WebGrants for Students Accounts- If you completed your financial aid application you will be receiving a letter in the mail to create your Webgrants4Students Account (Click Here). In order to receive your financial aid, you must confirm your college you will be attending once you decide. You will also have to confirm your graduation date once you graduate from high school.

Financial Aid Verification Process- Some of you may have been selected for verification of your financial aid information entered on your financial aid applications. This process allows universities to confirm that the information inputted on your application is accurate and that is why documents are being requested from you. In order for a school to give you a financial aid package, they will need to receive these documents. If you have questions or need assistance with this process, please contact the CCRC.

AB540 Affidavits-Undocumented Students

If you qualify for in-state tuition, you must submit an AB 540 California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request. Each university or community college has its own documents that you will need to submit to admissions or the residency office. Check with your college’s admissions office for specifics. Below are VVC resources.

Victor Valley College Undocumented Students Website

AB540 California Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request Form


University Bound Seniors

Due to the recent closures, various universities have created many online resources to assist you in your decision-making for college. Below are the University of California resources.

UC Berkeley:Admission Office | Admitted Student website | Counselor InformationUC Davis:Admission Office | Freshman Decision Day | Transfer Decision Day | Virtual TourUC Irvine:Admission Office | Celebrate UCI Day | Virtual TourUC Los Angeles:Admission Office | Bruin Bound | Virtual ToursUC Merced: Admission Office | Webinars and Videos | Virtual ToursUC Riverside:Admission Office | Highlander Day | Virtual ToursUC San Diego:Admission Office | Triton Day | Transfer Triton Day | Virtual TourUC Santa Barbara:Admission Office | Webinars and Online Events | Virtual TourUC Santa Cruz:Admission Office | Admitted Student website | Virtual Tour

Admissions Decisions- Let us know where you have been admitted to college! We want to celebrate you and are excited to hear about your accomplishments. Also, once you decide on a college, let us know where you are planning to attend. It is important to us because you are important to us!

Enrollment Deposit Information/Due Date- DUE MAY 1st for Cal States and UCsOnce you decide where you will be attending in the Fall of 2020 you must submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). Each college has their own requirements for this. Some have a deposit fee that you must submit and others you are able to defer that fee into your tuition costs. If you qualified for an application fee waiver for the UC’s then you can defer your deposit.

Official Transcript Orders- Please make sure that you place an official order of your transcripts to be sent to the college that you commit to enroll in. This order should be placed through Parchment.com. When submitting your order, please click “Hold for Grades” so your final official transcript will be sent once you graduate. Only complete this once you have submitted your intent to register at your college.

If you have taken community college courses while in high school, you will need to send official copies of these transcripts to your colleges as well. You can place an order through your VVC Webadvisor account.

Checking Emails/Portals- It is imperative that you check your emails and read them regularly. This is the main form of communication that your colleges are utilizing and providing resources through. Documents may be requested and have specific deadlines you must meet. Missing a deadline could result in losing your admissions spot.

Housing Applications- If you are planning to live on campus you must submit a housing application. Each college has different due dates and deposit requirements.

Orientation Registration- Each university has orientation held over summer. It is important to keep checking in with your college to see what format this will be delivered in this upcoming summer. You will have to register by a specific deadline and many have costs associated with the event. It is important to continuously remain in contact with your college once you decide where you will be attending.

AP Test Scores- Once you decide which college you will be attending, please login to your Collegeboard account and send your official scores of your AP Tests to that university only.

Remember, if you have any questions or need help making this decision we can assist you in explaining as much as we can. Please reach out and utilize us.


Community College Bound Students

VVC Bridge Enrollment Steps- If you are planning on attending VVC in Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 your registration date to sign up for classes is May 1st if you complete your Bridge Steps. Below are the various steps you must complete in order to register on May 1st.

  1. Apply to Victor Valley College Summer 2020 or Fall 2020
  2. Complete Online Orientation through your VVC Webadvisor Account
  3. Complete Placement Survey through your VVC Webadvisor Account
  4. Complete a Preliminary Educational Plan with Mrs. Rosenfeld. Refer to the email she sent you and fill out the survey.

Guides:

VVC Bridge Application Steps

VVC Orientation and Navigate Account

VVC Ed Plan Survey

Assistance with completing Financial Aid Applications-A If you need assistance filling out your FAFSA or California Dream Act application please do not hesitate to ask for assistance. We can review your application remotely prior to submitting



Class of 2021

AP Testing for 2020- Currently CollegeBoard is working on administering AP tests this year online. Please make sure to visit apstudents.collegeboard.org for updated and accurate information.

Here are some resources that the CollegeBoard has provided.

AP YouTube Instruction

AP Updates

SAT/ACT Updates/Registration-Please make sure that you are getting all of your updated information from reliable sites. Below are the two official sites for the Collegeboard (SAT/AP Exams) and ACT Exam. Currently, the SAT will still be offered on the first weekend of June. The May test date has been canceled. The ACT April 4th test date has been canceled but you may register for the June 13th date.

collegeboard.org

actstudent.org

SAT/ACT Exam Fee Waiver Information- If you did not take the SAT School Day Exam and need a fee waiver, please contact Mrs. Rosenfeld. If you did take the SAT School Day Exam and have been cleared in the CollegeBoard system then you can automatically sign up for two additional SAT Exams and up to 6 SAT Subject Tests for free.

SAT School Day Score Information- If you took the SAT School Day Exam at HHS on March 4th your scores are available online through CollegeBoard.

SAT/ACT Prep Information- Free SAT/ACT preparation is available on Khan Academy. If you have previously taken a PSAT Exam you can link your scores to your Khan Academy account and get specialized practice tailored to your needs.

College Tours-Virtual Tours of Campuses- Many students choose to start visiting college campuses during their sophomore and junior years of high school. Please don’t let our current situation deter you from beginning your college search. You can go to many university websites and take virtual tours of campus and housing facilities.

Best College Fit- It is important to start thinking about what types of colleges you want to apply to. It’s never too early to start doing research. You can utilize BigFuture.collegeboard.org to get you started on figuring out what you are looking for in a college.

Cal Grant GPA Explanation- The Cal Grant is a form of financial aid that helps students cover the cost of tuition and fees. It is based on your family’s income as well as your performance in high school. Your grades matter and can equal a higher amount of money you qualify for once senior year comes. It is important to stay strong academically during these times. Your Cal Grant eligibility is calculated based upon your 10th and 11th grade academic GPA. Your goal is to achieve a 3.0 Cal Grant GPA.

The link attached here is just to show the amounts for the 2019-2020 school year. Once you become a senior, your amounts may change and requirements may vary.

Cal Grant Chart

Victor Valley College Dual Enrollment- If you are planning to be a part of your high school’s dual enrollment program for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, please make sure that you complete your Victor Valley College Application for Fall 2020. Courses will be free of charge to students.

Guide:

Victor Valley College Application Steps Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Sign Up Survey- if you did not originally sign up to participate in the program, you may do so by filling out the survey.



Class of 2022 and Class of 2023

AP Testing for 2020- Currently CollegeBoard is working on administering AP tests this year online. Please make sure to visit apstudents.collegeboard.org for updated and accurate information.

Here are some resources that the CollegeBoard has provided.

AP YouTube Instruction

AP Updates

Study for the Practice SAT- During your junior year of high school you will be taking the PSAT exam and completing your first sitting for the actual SAT Exam. Utilize your time practicing your skills for your college admission tests. Khan Academy offers free practice for both the SAT Exam and the ACT Exam.

College Tours-Virtual Tours of Campuses- Many students choose to start visiting college campuses during their sophomore and junior years of high school. Please don’t let our current situation deter you from beginning your college search. You can go to many university websites and take virtual tours of campus and housing facilities.

Best College Fit- It is important to start thinking about what types of colleges you want to apply to. It’s never too early to start doing research. You can utilize BigFuture.collegeboard.org to get you started on figuring out what you are looking for in a college.

Cal Grant GPA Explanation- The Cal Grant is a form of financial aid that helps students cover the cost of tuition and fees. It is based on your family’s income as well as your performance in high school. Your grades matter and can equal a higher amount of money you qualify for once senior year comes. It is important to stay strong academically during these times. Your Cal Grant eligibility is calculated based upon your 10th and 11th grade academic GPA. Your goal is to achieve a 3.0 Cal Grant GPA.

The link attached here is just to show the amounts for the 2019-2020 school year. Once you become a senior, your amounts may change and requirements may vary.

Cal Grant Chart

Victor Valley College Dual Enrollment- If you are planning to be a part of your high school’s dual enrollment program for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, please make sure that you complete your Victor Valley College Application for Fall 2020. Please refer to your high school’s sign up instructions. For any questions, contact your College and Career Counselor. Courses will be free of charge to students.

Victor Valley College Application Steps Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Sign Up Survey (Class of 2022 Only)- if you did not originally sign up to participate in the program, you may do so by filling out the survey.