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College & Career Options

College & Career Resources

Be sure to also check out our Senior Corner web page for a lot of resources and announcements this year about college and career workshops, presentations, and opportunities to get help!
 
College Presentations: All 9th-12th grade students are invited to sign up and attend our college presentations from specific representatives throughout California and U.S (typically September - November). Please check out our Senior Corner or visit Mr. Rodgers in the College and Career Center to sign up and get your pass!
 
All seniors considering going to college after high school should complete the FAFSA or CADAA application to be considered for Financial Aid! Completing the FAFSA or CADAA application is required to get FREE tution at CA Community Colleges for full-time students in good standing. Visit our Senior Corner for more information.
 

CAREER & COLLEGE EXPLORATION RESOURCES

EGUSD's World of Work Website: click here to learn more about CTE classes, internships, and unique college and career opportunities for our students.
 
California Colleges provides students with an all-inclusive guide for their college/career path and enables educators to track their progress. This has a career interest survey along with other assessment and exploration tools that can be helpful. Go to the website to start exploring and all EGUSD high school students already have an account using their EGUSD sign-in: Californiacolleges.edu 

Career Exploration Informational Interviews: Identifying a possible career path requires a lot of self-reflection and exploration. One of the best ways to start learning more about possible career paths is to complete several informational interviews in high school to learn more about various careers that interest you and to help you decide if that might be a good fit for you. Click here for informational interview worksheet questions that you should ask.
 
College Scorecard: Check here to check out this great site from the Department of Education to learn more about various colleges and even see the actual average earnings of graduates from specific colleges and majors.
 
Sacramento Works is for the job seekers who wishes to know about the services the One Stop Career Center has. Any student 16 and older can register on it one time registration) and then be able to access variety of activities pertaining to career development. In this Virtual One Stop, there are job leads, upcoming workshops, access to other One Stops closer to where they live, etc. We encourage students to self register to see what is available.
 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 
In the Fall of your senior year:
  • Apply for enrollment starting Oct 1st - launch through CaliforniaColleges.edu
  • Complete Online College Orientation.
  • Meet with a community college counselor.
  • Register for classes and pay fees.
 
EOPS Program
Cosumnes River College extends the opportunity of attending higher education to those from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. We not only strive to increase access to college but to commit resources to the retention of these underrepresented groups. Our staff is committed to working with each student so that they can reach their educational, career, and life goals. Click HERE for more information.
 

CSU - CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

  • Cal State Apply: Launch application through CaliforniaColleges.edu. Classes and grades will autofill.  Click here for helpful tips.
  • Check out Senior Central's California State University webpage for more information.
  • Explore the CSU system and its campuses at: Explore the CSU Campuses
  • Check weekly: University Preview Days and College Visitation Schedules.
  • See Taking the Next Steps interactive virtual presentation for a variety of resources that emphasize what it means to be college and career ready as well as the different educational pathways available at CSU's.
  • Apply to CSU campuses between October 1 - November 30
  • Click here for Cal State Apply Help Center Information. Cal State Applicant Help Center: (857) 304-2087 or CalStateApply@liaisoncas.com
 
SAT and ACT will no longer be accepted or reviewed by the CSUs
 
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (EOP):
The EOP is one of the primary vehicles for the CSUs to increase the access, academic, successs and retention of educationally and economically disadvantaged students. EOP strives to provide the necessary economic and educational resources to help students realize their academic potential.

Click here for specific information on how to apply to EOP, income requirements, and other helpful tips for prospective applicants. Every CSU campus may have a slightly different admission and program requirements for EOP, so please search for each specific school's EOP website that you are interested in to find out more details. If you have further questions, you can also talk to your counselor and they can explain the process to you.
  

UC - UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

1. UC Apply launch application through CaliforniaColleges.edu

2. Then on the UC application in the "Review and Submit" section check the box that allows the UC to share scores.
  • Begin pre-writing your personal insight questions. uc-personal-questions-guide-freshman.pdf
  • Application to UC must be made during August 1 - November 30 (you can't submit your app until after Oct. 1st).
  • Launch the UC Application through CaliforniaColleges.edu
  • UC Application Technical Helpline 1-800-914-8820
 
SAT and ACT will no longer be accepted or reviewed by the UCs.
 

PRIVATE COLLEGES

  • Explore private colleges and universities via their web sites. Visit Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities for links to private colleges in California. Make sure to check undergraduate admissions requirements.
  • Check out Senior Central's Private & Out of State Schools webpage for more information.
  • Review application and testing requirements for colleges and universities of interest; many private colleges use the Common Application for admissions. We recommend using the Common App because it is one application for most private 
  • Check the testing requirements for admission.  If needed take either the SAT or the ACT: Register for the SAT tests at: College Board or the ACT at ACT - Be sure to pick 4 colleges to send your scores to PRIOR to testing for FREE
  • Go to College Entrance Exams for more information.
  • Please check if any of your private or outside colleges require recommendation letters early. If so, you need to fill out one or both of the recommendation forms here to give to your recommender (e.g., teacher, counselor, etc.) at least 3 school weeks before it is due.
 
Historically Black Colleges (HBC)
  

TRADE SCHOOL OPTIONS

 

MILITARY OPTIONS

Thinking about joining the military? Click on the link to get more information Military Information
  • Check out Senior Central's Military webpage for more information.
  • Click here for Mr. Autenrieth's Military Career Pathways PowerPoint. Mr. A usually does this workshop in January before the ASVAB test is offered.
 
ASVAB: The ASVAB is required for students considering enlisting in the Military after high school. Typically it is seniors who take the test and we normally host on ASVAB testing opportunity at Franklin in late January, but see the Counseling office for more details and you can click on the following link for more information about the ASVAB.