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Room 180

College Access Counselor: Mrs. Cathy Singer
Wednesdays - Fridays
before school, lunch and tutorial

Dual Enrollment Office Assistant: Ms. Emily Lareau

Want assistance with Dual or Concurrent Enrollment?
Come to office hours:

Mondays - Fridays
7:30 - 3:30

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"What Students Might Not Believe about College Admissions"
By Douglas Tsoi

Despite the prevalent messaging out there, your choice of college won’t determine your life. This is true despite what you might hear from your peers, parents, teachers, the media, and even your own fears. College is an important step. But it’s not going to make you, and it’s not going to break you. Everything is going to be OK, no matter where you go.
Workshop below has a $10 fee:
Join Our Upcoming Workshop
OCT 5th at 4pm PT | 7pm ET
Perfect for parents, students, and educators, we explore the research and address common college admissions questions including:

- What is “fit” and why does it matter?
- Are students who attend higher-ranked colleges better off later in life?
- What do college rankings really measure?
Please help us get the word out about this important and timely workshop by sharing with your community. Interested in bringing this workshop to your parent community or PTA? Inquire here.

UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Matrix

With six campuses participating in the TAG program, we know counselors want answers to common questions in one place. The new TAG matrix is now available! This matrix outlines major TAG criteria across the six campuses in an easy-to-read grid format. 
            • Know who is eligible and when to file a TAG
            • See if any majors are excluded from a TAG at a particular campus
            • Learn the GPA and unit requirements 
            • Find out if IGETC is required or accepted
            • Find TAG contact information for each campus

At a recent NACAC presentation on micro-barriers in the college admissions process, I learned this fact:

84% of high-achieving students with family incomes below $20,000 fail to obtain the Common Application fee waiver for college applications—despite being eligible for one (Jack Kent Cooke foundation, 2016)

How to Create a Great College List - With acceptance rates dropping every year to record lows, it's super important to have a balanced college list. Why? Every single year I hear from students who didn't get admitted to their "target" schools and yes, even what they called their "safety" schools (I'm thinking of the UCs this year). Here's my guide on how to figure out what you're looking for and ultimately make sure you have a balanced college list, plus a handy-dandy spreadsheet with tips on where to research and how to track everything.

How to Get a Great Letter of Recommendation from Teachers - If you're a junior, the end of the year (after APs and finals) is a great time to give your teacher a heads up that you'd like to ask them for a recommendation when application time comes around next fall. But how do you ask and ultimately get a solid recommendation letter? It starts with building authentic relationships with your teachers. The blog post linked above provides a step-by-step guide. Please make sure you NEED a letter before requesting it. Many colleges will not take them.