ERHS CEEB Code: 051580 Ph: 323-340-3546 Room 116
College Center Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mr. Kim, College Counselor
Welcome to the Eagle Rock High School College Center home page. Students and parents are invited to explore college options, ask questions, and seek out financial aid information. Below are several links to sites concerning college admissions, scholarships, financial aid, and college life. There are also a number of handouts available for download as well to assist you on your journey towards college.
Requirements: Graduate high school or be older than 18
Application deadlines: Register semester before.
Requirements: 2.0 GPA A-Gs, SAT or ACT
No essays or letters of recommendation
Deadlines: November 30 Admissions Decisions: Jan- March
Requirements: 3.0 GPA A-Gs, SAT with Essay or ACT with Writing (SAT subject tests not required, but highly recommended for science and impacted majors)
Personal Insight Questions (select 4 of 8 prompts, 350 words maximum each), no letters of recommendation
1. Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes or contributed to group efforts over time.
2. Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.
3. What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?
4. Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.
5. Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?
6. Describe your favorite academic subject and explain how it has influenced you.
7. What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?
8. What is the one thing that you think sets you apart from other candidates applying to the University of California?
For more information about the personal insight questions, go to http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/personal-questions/freshman/
Deadline: November 30 Admissions Decisions: March
Requirements: Vary by campus similar to UC, must do research for more info.
Personal Essays and letters of recommendations
Deadline: Varies by campus as early as November as late as February.
Admissions Decisions: February-April
College Board Online - Association of schools and colleges offering services and programs in the areas of assessment, guidance, admission, placement, financial aid, curriculum, and research: http://www.collegeboard.com
www.khanacademy.org - Online video test prep for a variety of subjects.
Summer programs and other academic programs are a great way to explore interests and best college applications. They also allow students to meet peers with similar interests while exploring college options.
College Summer Programs and Camps is a list of available programs and camps for students. The list was compiled by the Eagle Rock High School College Office, GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), teachers, and parents at Eagle Rock High School.
Camp Children's Hospital Los Angeles- Two week program in heal care. Requirements: 9th -11th grade Deadline: Jan. 22
Financial aid is any form of assistance that a student receives to pay for college costs. These include Grants, Scholarships, Work study and Student Loans. The sources of financial aid can be from the State or Federal Government as well as private organizaton and companies. Generally students will need to complete the FAFSA application to recieve state or federal aid. Students applying to private universities may also be required to complete the CSS profile. To receive scholarships students must seek and submit applications to be considered for this type of aid.
www.finaid.org - Financial Aid - a privately run financial aid information site
www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/paying-for-uc/index.html -Financing your UC Education resource website
www.csumentor.edu/finaid CSU Mentor Financial Aid - provides information regarding cost and estimator tool for students and parents.
www.calgrants.org - California Cal Grant information regarding state aid.
www.lacashforcollege.org Los Angeles county Cash for College events website.
www.finaid.orgThe calculator featured on this site is a great tool for figuring out exactly how much you will need in scholarships.
www.jackierobinson.org - Jackie Robinson Foundation, Inc.
www.scholarships.com - A free college scholarship search and financial aid resource. It provides links to contests that offer scholarship awards up to $10,000.
www.fastweb.com - This site offers a free scholarship search along with other resources for college students.
www.uncf.org - United Negro College Fund - provides resources and scholarships for African American students.
www.apiasf.org- Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund - provides resources and scholarships for Asian American students.
www.hsf.netHispanic Scholarship Fund - Provides resources and scholarships for Latino/Hispanic students.
www.chafee.csac.ca.gov - California Student Aid Commission: Chafee Grant for Foster Youth
Undocumented students have the same opportunities for college admissions. By law universities and college may not discriminate based on immigration status in regards to admission. However some restrictions apply in regards to financial assistance for college. See following link for more information. Undocumented students and college (AB540) (English | Spanish)
AB540 Friendly scholarship websites.
Students without documentation will not complete the FAFSA application and will complete the Dream Act application for state assistance here:
Brag Sheet brag_sheet_.doc
To be completed when requesting letters of recomendation for scholarships and/or private school apps.
Financial Aid Hand Out
UC Apply online worksheet
4 systems of higher education
Collegeboard Senior timeline apply-to-four-application-timeline.pdf
Manage deadlines and important dates for college applications