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College and Career Center is in Room A108.  For appointments, email me at Mary_Lund@fuhsd.org

HOURS: Monday - Wednesday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm,

Tuesday - Thursday 7:30am to 4:00pm

 

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NEWS & EVENTS

8/13/18

For four year college applicants, it is super important that you add all your colleges on to the “Colleges I’m Applying to” list in Naviance.  Homestead cannot send anything to a college if it not on your list.  Indicate if you are applying Common App or Direct to the Institution.  If you are applying to schools via Common Application, you will need to do the following.  Sign the FERPA waiver in Common App and match in Naviance/Family Connection.   Here is a tutorial video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axEZApfQxGc

This video explains that once your FERPA is completed, and you have waived your rights on the Common App side, go back in to Naviance "Colleges I'm Applying to" and MATCH by typing your Common Application email, then click on MATCH.

HHS will process the paperwork and send via Naviance. The cost for processing is $3 per school.  Here are the steps to request a transcript and counselor letter be sent:

1.     Fill out  the two ply form available in the College & Career Center, and bring $3 per school to Mrs. Lund in the CCC. 

2.     UC's &CSU's do not require transcripts at time of application.  Neither do many public schools, so please check their requirements.

3.     Schools with November 1st deadline are due to me by September 19th. Application Deadlines of 12/15 are due 10/10

4.     Include a copy your resume, brag sheet, and parent questionnaire* (See Below).  All of this is in Naviance under the About Me tab.

5.     Your letter writer will contact you for an interview.  All paperwork is processed on time and before the colleges’ due dates.

6.     Teachers need to be asked in person for recommendations letters.  Follow their process. If they ask for your college list, I have a form.

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Seniors!

Be sure to sign up with School Loop and Naviance - Family Connection where you will receive the most up-to-date information, such as special events, college representative visits and special programs relating to college and careers, internships, scholarships, summer programs and part-time job opportunities.

 

If you are apply to Common Application Schools, create your College Pack, "Brag Sheet", "MustangRésumé", and “Parent Questionnaire”, under About Me, Surveys to Take.  

 

HHS Deadlines for Requesting Letters/Transcripts to  Private Colleges to the College & Career Center:

 

College Deadline    Before or On November 1        Homestead Deadline          September 19

College Deadline     November 15–December 15       Homestead Deadline            October 10          

College Deadline    January 1 – 15                           Homestead Deadline          October 24         

College Deadline     Later than February 1                 Homestead Deadline            January 9

 

* IMPORTANT: If you have any changes to your college list after you submit your folder, notify Ms. Lund in person at once. Remember to change your college list in Naviance as well.

 

Financial Aid

Financing Your College Education - Presented by Katy Fitzgerald, Mission College Financial Aid

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

For questions regarding the financial aid application, call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or go to www.fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm

Fund Your Future Workbook
http://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/i2_CAworkbook_interactive.pdf

Cal Grant Information -- Homestead will send your GPA to them, but create an account!

https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/logon.asp

CSS Profile
https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/prf/index.jsp - Private and out-of-state colleges and universities have different deadlines. Go to each individual college’s financial aid website for their requirements and deadlines.

Consumer Affairs Loan Information

Resources for Undocumented Students
 

 

 

College Placement Tests--HHS CEEB Code 053462

First-time Freshmen who have not proven an exemption to the Entry Level Math and English Placement Test) through ACT/SAT scores or college level coursework must take placement tests prior to registering for any classes next fall.
 

University of California:  http://www.ucop.edu/elwr/index.html

California State University: Cal State Apply

          
Community Colleges:

Santa Clara County Community Colleges--Why Community College?

Sophomores and Juniors  

 

 

Course Selection is happening this week.  See the main website for details.

Juniors / Sophomores and Parents are welcome to attend College Information Night 

6pm in the auditorium, April 25, 2018

  • Flyers for ACT dates, SAT dates, Prep Courses are always in the CCC. 

  • Plan to take ACT with Writing/SAT Reasoning Tests and/or SAT Subject Tests in the spring. Sign up to take FREE practice tests available on the PTSA website.  Most colleges and universities accept both the ACT and SAT Reasoning scores. The new SAT will become similar to the ACT test. Yet, students are recommended to take both ACT and SAT Practice Test to find out which test they feel more comfortable with and perform best. There are about ninetycolleges and universities that are test optional. Go to http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional. If you are in our school’s Free or Reduced Lunch program, you might be eligible for fee waiver, please see Mrs. Lund in the College & Career Center

  • Plan to work on “Brag Sheet” and “Mustang Resume”. You will find this under the About Me tab on Naviance


 

All Students

  • Plan ahead for summer activities. Summer internship information is available on “School Loop”. Application deadlines are coming up soon.
     

  • Plan to visit college campuses in winter, spring and summer breaks. Try to visit when school is in session to get the feel of the campus. Call ahead to schedule tours or visits with admissions officers. Arrange to stay overnight if possible. UC Irvine, and UC Riverside, Wellesley, MIT, and many others colleges and universities are offering such programs. Before you go, explore the college website. Plan to visit six to seven college campuses. Select UC and CSU as well as private independent colleges. Each school has its own “personality”. You might want to consider local colleges first, so you know what to ask and what to look for before you make a long-distance visit.

    • Independent – Santa Clara U, Sanford U, Menlo College, Notre Dame de Namur U, Mills (Women), St. Mary’s College, Dominican U, and University of the Pacific

    • UC – Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and Merced

    • CSU – San Jose State, San Francisco State, Cal State East Bay, and Cal Poly SLO

    • Community Colleges – DeAnza, Foothill, West Valley, Mission, San Jose City, Canada and San Mateo City College

  • Community Service Award Form (Hours Log)