Career Center

WELCOME TO THE CAREER CENTER!

Here you will find important information about SAT and ACT test dates, Career Center events, scholarship opportunities and many other useful college and career tips and events.  Please be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to get all the latest info!

CAREER CENTER NEWS

Cal State Apply help is available 24/7 by calling (857) 304-2087 or emailing our Sac State Rep, Josiah D. Greer at Greer@csus.edu 

SAT and ACT Fee Waivers have arrived for the 2017-2018 school year. Please see Ms. Teresi for a waiver application.

Cosumnes River College visits EGHS twice a month. Please see Ms. Teresi in Career Center to schedule an appointment for answers to your CRC questions.

ELK GROVE REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
‚ÄčElk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation scholarship applications will be available after December 1, 2017 for Elk Grove Unified School District graduating seniors.  Foundation scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors graduating in May, 2018 and planning to attend a trade school, community college after high school graduation, or four year university/college.

In 2017 the Foundation awarded 180 scholarships for over $200,000, and it expects to meet or exceed those amounts in 2018.  Many of the Foundation scholarships are based on a student’s experience and career choice and not on a high grade point average.

After December 1, 2017 information about the scholarships, along with scholarship applications, can be found online at www.elkgroversf.org/.  The deadline for submitting applications is January 19, 2018.

We encourage all students who plan on receiving additional education after high school to apply for these scholarships.

COLLEGE VISITS, WORKSHOPS, & PREVIEW DAYS

 College or University  Date Time  Location
Cash for College Workshop Nov. 28 6:00 p.m. Cafeteria
 CRC Rep Visit Dec.
7
1st & 2nd period Career Center

IMPORTANT TEST DATES

SAT® Test Dates 2017-2018

For more information on SAT registration, test date, and late registration dates visit https://sat.collegeboard.org/home?navid=gh-sat

Test Date Registration Deadline
10/7/2017 9/8/2017
11/4/2017 10/5/2017
12/2/2017 11/2/2017
3/10/2018 2/9/2018
5/5/2018 4/6/2018
6/2/2018 5/3/2018

 

*Fee waivers for the SAT are available in limited quantities beginning the first week of school in August.  Please see Ms. Teresi in the Career Center for an application.

 

ACT Test Dates 2017-2018

For more information on ACT registration,  test fees, and late registration dates visit www.actstudent.org

Test Date Registration Deadline
9/9/2017

8/4/2017

10/28/2017 9/22/2017
12/9/2017 11/3/2017
2/10/2018 1/13/2018
4/14/2018 3/9/2018
6/9/2018 5/4/2018
 7/14/2018  6/15/2018

*Fee waivers for the ACT are available in limited quantities beginning the first week of school in August.  Please see Ms. Teresi in the Career Center for an application.

SAT/ACT TEST PREP

Gojimo is a new, free test-prep app for Apple and Android devices.  Students can work through thousands of test problems for SAT, ACT, and AP exams.  What’s nice is there is a detailed explanation given with each wrong answer. 

http://www.gojimo.com/

SCHOLARSHIPS

A list of some of the available local and national scholarships is can be viewed here.

Elk Grove Unified School District Financial Resources website:http://blogs.egusd.net/collegeandcareer/finance-resources/

In addition, you may wish to use these websites to create an account and search for scholarships:

Fastweb 

College Board

Niche

Scholarships.com

MoolahSPOT

Scholarship Monkey

Cappex

Chegg

Unigo

Peterson's

Career One Stop

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH TIPS

1. Check Your Prospective Schools
Go to their website or call the financial aid office. If you meet the qualifications, find out how to apply. Don't assume that by applying for admission, you're applying for scholarships. It's often a separate process. Be aware that scholarship deadlines can be different from those set for the college admission application. Raising your GPA and test scores in high school will help increase your chances of earning merit aid.

2. Dig into Your Network
Do you belong to a church group or a local chapter of some national club? Are either of your parents a member of a union or civic groups? Does either of them work for a large corporation? Many of these types of organizations offer scholarships to members and their children. Check out the PTSO, Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce, churches, foundations and others in your town, which often offer scholarships based on a variety of factors. There’s often less competition for these, since they have to be awarded locally.

3. Try Online
When searching online, it is recommend that you be as specific as possible. Simply typing in "scholarships" will yield thousands upon thousands of results. Use qualifiers such as the names of schools and programs of study to help narrow the field.
A word of caution: You should never pay money to investigate scholarships. Scholarship providers don't offer their awards to students who pay to find them; they offer them to all students.

4. Be Aware of Scholarship Deadlines
Deadlines vary by scholarship. Some are the summer before your senior year, others in the fall or as late as spring. To stay organized and keep track of due dates, we recommend keeping a calendar, and making your earliest deadline the deadline for all of your applications. Finally (and this cannot be stressed enough), do not miss deadlines. You'll have no recourse if your application arrives late, and you will have zero chance of receiving that award.

A final word on scholarships
You may review a hundred scholarships before you find one that applies to you. Be patient and continue your search. Eventually you'll uncover a good match!

MILITARY

Members of our U.S. Armed Forces visit Elk Grove High School a regular basis. Come to the Career Center for information or find recruiters on the quad during lunch.

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION (FAFSA)

The (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), or FAFSA, is the first step in the financial aid process. Use it to apply for federal student financial aid, such as the Pell Grant, student loans, and college work-study. In addition, most states and schools use FAFSA information to award their financial aid.  Get started on your application today at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm

QUICK LINKS

Click on the links below for quick and easy access to college and career websites.

SAT

ACT

University of California 

California State University

Los Rios Community College District

California Community Colleges

California Private Universities

Common App

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 

National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

Elk Grove Unified School District College and Career Website

California Career Center

College Navigator 

California CareerZone

 
Emperador, Jason
Counselor (S-Z)
 
Knight, Darcy
Counselor (Mc-R)
 
Marchman, Rosie
Counseling Secretary
 
Sommers, Deanna
Counselor (De-Hi) Head Counselor

Teresi, Kelly
Career Center Tech
 
Wilson, Amanda
Counselor (Ho-Ma)
 
Wolff, Karen
Counselor (A-Da)

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