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Scholarships & College Visits are available in Naviance!

JobS & WORK PERMITS!

Work Permits and Jobs: please click on the "Jobs & Careers" link above!


Employers, if you are currently hiring high school-aged students, please email Brad, and I will advertise your opening to our kids!

VOLUNTEERING!

Volunteering opportunities: please click on the "Volunteering" link above!

CCC/College & Career Center

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All ACT and SAT administrations at Terra Linda High School for August, September, and October, and for the foreseeable future, are canceled, due to the pandemic, in order to protect the health and safety of student test-takers coming from a multi-county area throughout the state, proctors and other school employees, and their family and friends.  We will post information here when we are able to resume safely.  We thank you for your understanding.  TLHS students, your counselors and the CCC/College and Career Center staff are here to help you with your college list and applications; you will still have plenty of excellent choices!
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TL's CCC/College and Career Center is staffed by Brad Ward.

Brad is in her 21st year in college counseling (14 years) and college admissions (7 years), has visited over 300 colleges, and does so regularly.  She recently served on the Executive Board and as a committee chair for the WACAC professional association for college counselors and college admissions reps, and has been a volunteer and presenter/speaker for both WACAC and NACAC (the national professional association) for nearly 15 years. 

Brad handles the various aspects of TL students’ college search and application process, such as:

* building college lists

* reading applications and essays

* assisting with financial aid and scholarships

* composing a resumé

* preparing for interviews

She is also responsible for outreach to and other communications with colleges, data analytics, CCC newsletters, and managing the CCC website.

Additionally, Brad coordinates CTE/Career and Technical Education (including the annual Career and Technical Education college fair), work permits, volunteering opportunities, and works with students who are not planning on attending college (such as entering the military, or going directly from TL into work).

Students and parents should feel free to email Brad (bward@srcs.org) for assistance!

College application information (much more information via link at top left!)

The Common Application for the Class of 2021 is available!  You can open up your application here.  

The UC application for the Class of 2021 opened August 1, 2020, and the deadline to submit it is November 30!

The CSU application opened on October 1, 2020, and the deadline to submit it is December 4!

The California community college application (College of Marin, Santa Rosa JC, City College of San Francisco, Skyline, etc) will open soon, and the deadline is the summer of 2021, though please do so by May.

TL application & essay workshops: 

* June 15-17, hosted by the CCC

* August 12-14, hosted by the CCC

* Mondays, 12:00-1:00pm, beginning October 19, after the October 15 Senior/Parent College Night hosted by the counselors & CCC (Zoom sign-in info will be posted here, shortly before each workshop)

* October 19, Common App

* October 26, UC

Zoom link = https://srcs-org.zoom.us/j/95843482993?pwd=QXBiUC9leVBNRk1FMnZEYUJKOXczdz09

* November 2, CSU

* November 9, Common App

* November 16, UC

* November 23, CSU

* November 30, CSU

* December 7, Common App

* December 14, Common App


Financial aid: the FAFSACalifornia Dream Act, and CSS Profile opened on October 1! 

Create your required FSA ID here.  Gather your tax information together, so that you are ready!  And be sure to check out our Financial Aid webpage for much more detail!  (link at upper left of this page)

College programs and online fairs! (all online and free!)

Oct. 20, 5:30-8:15pm, WACAC college fair (register here!)

Oct. 21-22, 3:00-7:00pm, NOVVA/Education Connect college fair (register here!)

Oct. 22 & Nov. 12, both 3:00-4:30 pm, U of Colorado-Boulder, Colorado State, U of Denver, Colorado School of Mines (register 10/22 here or 11/12 here!)

Nov. 8, 11:00am-7:00pm, NACAC national college fair (register here!)

Fall 2020, TBA - STEM college fair (details TBA)

Fall 2020, TBA - Visual and Performing Arts college fair (details TBA)

February 2021 (TBA) - Black Colleges Expo, Oakland (details TBA)

April 2021 - NACAC college fairSanta Clara Convention Center?, ~1:30-4:30 PM 

April 2021 - WACAC college fairPeninsula/South Bay TBA, ~6:30-8:30 PM

May 2021 - WACAC college fairSt. Mary's College?, ~1:00-4:00 PM

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS IN THE NEWS

* The Secrets of Elite College Admissions (August 28, Wall Street Journal)

Court Bars U. of California From Using ACT and SAT for Fall-2021 Admissions (Sept. 1, Chronicle of Higher Education)

Fewer colleges are relying on standardized testing for admissions decisions during coronavirus, but that change should be permanent (August 27, Hartford Courant, by the President of NACAC)

How Applying to College Will Be Different This Year, Thanks to the Coronavirus Pandemic (~August 26, Money)

* How Colleges Are Responding to COVID Should Inform Prospective Students (August 26, Teen Vogue)

How The Coronavirus Has Upended College Admissions (August 12, NPR)

Kill the SAT, Ignore the Rankings, Stop Obsessing Over Elite Colleges (August 10, Inside Higher Ed)

Making Test-Optional Admissions Real (August 10, Inside Higher Ed)

* The Return of the Campus Tour (August 3, Inside Higher Ed)

* A Year of Chaos and Flexibility (July 20, Inside Higher Ed)

UC admission of California students at all-time record high (July 16, University of California)

* What Rising High School Seniors Think (July 6, Inside Higher Ed)

* A College Degree Is No Guarantee Of A Good Life (July 2, The Atlantic)

More than 300 college deans explain what they want — and don’t want — to see from applicants in the covid-19 era (June 29, Washington Post)

* What Students Didn't Do (June 15, Inside Higher Ed)

How to Normalize the College Search Process for Juniors (June 3, New York Times)

 

College Acceptances

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