The College and Career Center offers a variety of materials, assistance, support, guest speakers, and virtual workshops.
A sample of these services are as followed:
- Digital/College Catalogs, Online- Applications, Brochures
- Online-College Searches/Scholarships
- College and Career Presentations & Guest Speakers ( Google Meet/links provided ahead check your google calendar)
- Military, Service Academy Information, ASVAB sign-ups, Military Recruiters
- MSJC & Community College Counselor Assistance
- Testing Information - SAT/ACT tests dates, Updates, Online sample tests & Fee Waiver for Test
- Financial Aid Workshops/ Webinars
- Sign-ups for college visitations/ Virtual College Visits
- ACT & SAT books available for check out ( Physical Office)
Dr. Joanna Dorado
College and Career Counselor
Tel: 951-657-2171 ext. 21125
Meet An Admissions Counselor from the following Universities:
PHS Students: RSVP For the following College Visits
College Application workshops
Application filing periods for the U.C. system is August 1- November 30, 2020
UC For You Workshops: 10/24 Register and Information for the UC for You Workshops
Application filing period for the Cal. State system is October 1 – Fri. December 4, 2020
CSU: San Bernardino Chat with a counselor : September 1st @ 4:00pm Link:
You tube Video How to APPLY to CSU's for FALL 2021 Deadline Dec 4. 2020
Click here to join the live chat meeting
Click here for a powerpoint to apply to a CSU
Community College - open application, no closing dates
Mt. San Jacinto ( MSJC)
MSJC Online application click here : Online Application Workshop
Click here to view Certificate programs at MSJC
General MSJC Presentation: Click here
HS Concurrent Enrollment: Click here
Moreno Valley (MVC)
MVC- Online Application Workshops Video
Click here for Certificate program video's
Riverside City College- Click here Online Application Video
Click here to view all certificate program at RCC
Additional Application Workshops to help you:
University of New Mexico/ Out of state or WUE university presentation: Click here to learn more
College/ Career search & applications:
Google/ Virtual Appointment: Click on the link above for my work Calendar
Resources and Websites:
University of California general info: www.universityofcalifornia.edu
University of California System: https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html
Detailed info on UC’s “a-g” requirements: www.ucop.edu/doorways
Western United Exchange (WUE) http://www.wiche.edu/wue
Online UC Personal Insight Questions Tutorial: UC Personal Insight Question Assistance
Online UC Personal Statement Tutorial: www.ucgateways.org (Click on help with your personal statement)
UC San Diego, compare 7 colleges: http://compare.ucsd.edu/
College Application/Common Application: www.commonapp.org
California State general info: www.calstate.edu/
California State University Campus Virtual Tours: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply/choosing-a-campus
California State University System: www.csumentor.edu; 10th-11th grade students go to high school planner; start early
CA Colleges (includes community colleges & private schools): www.californiacolleges.edu Portfolio name: PUHSD_yourID# and Password: your ID#
FAFSA/California Dream Act Application Deadline is March 2, 2021
Financial Aid: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ ; FSA: https://fsaid.ed.gov; Dream Act: www.caldreamact.org
AP Credit scores transfers to colleges or UC's: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/getting-credit-placement/search-policies/course/10
Community College Test Prep: http://www.testprepreview.com
Cal Grant Status: https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/
CSS Profile (required by some private schools): https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/prf/index.jsp
Athletics / NCAA: https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/
Scholarship Web sites: www.fastweb.com, www.findtuition.com, www.petersons.com, www.scholarshipexperts.com, www.scholarships.com, www.collegeboard.com, and www.scholarshipexperts.com/hobsons; www.dellscholars.org; www.gmsp.org (Gates Millennium)
SAT: http://www.collegeboard.com/; Free test prep resources: www.number2.com and www.khanacademy.org
Senior Year College-Bound Checklist Month by Month
August 1: UC Application opens
August: Register CCGI Account
August-September: Finalize your College Search
Important college deadlines seem to dominate the senior year of high school, and with good reason; this year can heavily affect a student’s future. In addition, many of these deadlines are inflexible; colleges will rarely make exceptions to their deadlines.
- Continue taking rigorous courses. Senior year grades matter. If you are applying regular decision, colleges will consider your first semester grades. Please make sure you do well in all your classes your senior year, no D’s! Think together after school Program will be having STUDY HALL in the library from 2:45 to 5:45, AVID TUTORS Available!
- Narrow your list of preferred colleges down to a manageable number. Include at least one or two safety schools (almost certain of acceptance), two likely schools (a good chance of acceptance), and one or two reach schools (unpredictable chance of acceptance). Aim for around eight schools to include on your list.
- Request applications from each college to which you intend to apply and/or open online applications. Check deadlines and application costs, and preview the essay questions and general formats of the applications.
- Research scholarship opportunities available to you, Under the scholarship page or scholarship bulletin. (Visit Career Center and ask Dr. Dorado)
- Draft your application essays and begin revisions. You should continue working on your essay throughout the admissions process and finalize around November or early December. Determine the extent to which you can use the same, or slightly modified, essays for different applications.
- Re-take standardized tests (SAT/SAT Subject Tests/ACT) as needed.
- Start submitting college applications for CSU’s! (Deadline is November 30th)
- Attend Digital Virtual College Fairs
- Request recommendation letters
- Turn in your Early Decision or Early Action application if applicable.
- Most are due by November 1
- Your FAFSA application is open Oct. 1st https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafs
- Go to the career center to start your application. Parent tax information is needed
I am reaching out to you on behalf of WTS (Women Transportation Seminar) Inland Empire Chapter regarding a scholarship opportunity for female high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in transportation. Transportation encompasses a variety of jobs including engineering, marketing, human resources, public outreach, accounting, IT, and more.
Applications are being accepted now at www.wtsie.org/scholarships and are due October 16th.
Last year, we awarded $45,000 in scholarship funds!
- Start submitting college applications for UC’s! (Deadline is November 30th) Counselors will be available every day after school in the Career Center for the whole month of November to help students with all college applications.
Request that your high school send official copies of your transcript to the colleges only if they request you to. Go to the min office and see Ms. Martinez, registrar to request a transcript.
- Order test score reports and have them sent to the schools to which you are applying. For CSU’s you can send SAT score to CSU Mentor code 3594 and it will send to all CSU’s. For UC’s as long as your college application matches your College Board account you can send SAT scores to one UC and they will send to the rest. ACT’s scores need to be sent to each individual school for both CSU’s and UC’s.
- Remind/confirm with your counselors and teachers that all requested application materials are submitted. It is your responsibility to make sure that recommendation letters and other materials are sent on time. Write a thank-you note to each recommender as soon as he or she submits their letter.
- Once you complete application’s for both CSU and UC Campuses, each campus will e-mail you how to set-up portal for each campus. Once you set up your portal that is the way each campus will be communicating with you, please check your portal daily and make sure your email is also updated, and you are checking both your e-mail and portal sites for each campus you apply to for any updates on your application status.
- Complete the CSS Profile for Private Schools Only. Most schools will require that financial aid applicants submit this form in addition to the FAFSA.
- Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is free of charge.
listen to announcements for a specific location. Career Center will also be available every day after school to help fill-out the FAFSA application.
- 1st workshop for FAFSA here at PHS is in October
- 2nd workshop is in February at 6pm
- Complete your scholarship applications and submit them in a timely manner. Please visit the career center for local Scholarship information.
Submit your parents’ tax returns and W-2 forms to the financial aid offices of the colleges to which you are applying, according to the school’s deadlines.
2nd workshop for FAFSA here at PHS is in October and February; listen to announcements for a specific location.
- Look for college acceptances and financial aid packages in the mail. Some colleges send them together, while others send the financial aid package a week later.
- Compare financial aid packages before deciding on a college. (Here is a helpful financial aid comparison website: http://www.finaid.org/calculators/awardletter.phtml). Components you should compare include:
- Type, amount, and overall cost of loans
- Amount of grant aid
- Amount of work-study
- Parental contribution
- Student contribution
- How outside scholarships fit into the estimate. (Are they already included? Will they reduce loans, parental or student contribution, or work-study?)
- The amount of travel and personal expenses estimates and whether these are realistic numbers for how much you plan on spending and where you would be attending school (New York City will most likely cost more than Omaha; travel and expenses should reflect this.)
- Notify the colleges to which you were accepted of your decision.
- Complete parchment to send a final transcript to the college you will attend, information on how to do this will be given during Senior Graduation week activities.
- Fill out any forms your college sends to you. These might include requests for room/board and meal plan preferences, a roommate matching questionnaire, additional financial aid forms, course-or major-specific forms, and many others.
Enjoy your summer and prepare for an Amazing College experience!