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College and Career Center
     Located in Room A106

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*Appointments can be made in
the COUNSELING OFFICE

Drop in (Every Day): 

Snack, Lunch & After School (til 4pm) 

By Appointment:    

Please sign up in the COUNSELING OFFICE

NOTE:  A106 is CLOSED at 5th Period Daily

Monday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday:   

8:30am - 4:00pm

**Late Start Tuesdays: 

          Snack - 4:00pm

View Full Schedule HERE

College and Career Center Newsletters

Access ALL Newsletters HERE:

https://bit.ly/THS_College_Career_Newsletters

Information for All Grades

College & Career Planning Overview
UC San Francisco

What to expect as you plan your future...

College Visits & Career Presentations

for the 2023-2024 Schoolyear

*We are happy to announce that MANY visits will be In-Person!*

The Torrance High School College and Career Center looks forward to hosting College representatives and Career / Military Speakers!

Visits are scheduled at TUTORIAL, LUNCH or AFTER SCHOOL and

ALL GRADE LEVELS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

MILITARY is ON-CAMPUS at LUNCH

VIEW THEIR SCHEDULE HERE

All COLLEGE visits/presentations will be scheduled through Naviance

  

STUDENTS:  Log into your Naviance Account HERE

If you are interested in attending a presentation - please sign into your Naviance account for the most Up-to-Date listing of scheduled presentations.

  • Click the link or Icon above & Sign in using your Full Etusd Email/Password

  • Once you have registered for a presentation/ workshop on Naviance:

    • Virtual Visits will have a Meeting Link Provided after registration.

    • Any "In-person" visits will take place in the College & Career Center, Room A106.

College & Career Rep Visits will not take place during instructional time. Lunch and After-school only.

Information for College Representatives, Career, or Military Speakers:

For college representatives that wish to schedule a college visit or host a workshop on the application process, writing your college essay, scholarship programs, please refer to Naviance Rep Visits.

  • If you don't have access to this platform - please feel free to email the College & Career Coordinator, at mendoza.jenna@tusd.org

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We use Naviance to connect with our Tartar Families!

Naviance is a comprehensive College and Career Readiness Platform that enables Self-Discovery, Career Exploration, Academic Planning, and College Preparation!

Video: What is Naviance?

Grade Level Activities and Assessments are available to all Students.

Students are advised to check Naviance AND their school email accounts regularly for updates.

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Have an idea of what you'd like to study...                                   

    ..but not sure what you can do with that degree?

Click HERE for a handy resource!

*From UC Berkeley

Click the link or images above to access information and additional links, broken down by Major.

You will see common career areas one can enter with your intended major, typical employers that hire in that field, and strategies to help maximize career opportunities. 

*This is available in Paper Format in the College & Career Center!

More COLLEGE & CAREER Resources:

Undecided on your future career? 

  • Take an Assessment on NAVIANCE 

    • See "Grade Level Workshops" below... OR

  • Take a peek at our Library's Resources HERE to research some careers that might interest you! 

  • Check out "What can I do with a Major in..."   (ABOVE)

Naviance STUDENT Resources for Applying to College:

During your Senior Year, you will create a list of Colleges you plan to apply to. You must add all colleges you plan to submit an application to. Below are some helpful resources and videos to help you complete those steps. 

Naviance Grade Level Workshops:

Naviance TEACHER Resources for Applying to College:

  • Teacher Desk (Dashboard) Quick Guide:

https://bit.ly/TeacherDashboardQuickGuide

  • Teacher Help Videos: 

http://community.naviance.com/t5/Naviance-Video-Lessons/Video-Lesson-Teacher-Desk/ta-p/25571

  • eDocs Start to Finish: 

ttp://community.naviance.com/t5/Naviance-eDocs/Naviance-eDocs-Start-to-Finish/ta-p/2144

Information for Seniors

What happens to your application after
you've applied?

UC MERCED - The Life of a College Application

What to focus on NOW...

  • Create your PORTAL for any college that asked you to do so... This is how they will communicate with you from now on!

    • If you have not been asked to create a Portal - continue to check your email often for any updates/requests.​

    • In either case, Portals and emails should be checked at least once a week. If you miss a deadline, you could be forfeiting admission!

  • Start requesting your 7th Semester Transcripts through the COUNSELING OFFICE

    • "Some" colleges ask you for your Senior Year 1st semester final grades as part of their review process for admission.  

  • Complete your Financial Aid Application.

    • See the box below for resources! then watch this video from UC Santa Cruz for a general overview of Financial Aid

    • Some 4-Year Universities have earlier deadlines, AND some private institutions may ask you to complete the CSS Profile.

  • Stay on top of your grades - you still  need to pass all of your classes this semester to graduate/gain acceptance into a college/university. 

  • Lastly, apply to SCHOLARSHIPS...

FAFSA Resources

Dream Act Resources

FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES

 

FAFSA & DREAM ACT Applications opened

December 31st!

Ready to apply? Click a Link below!

Apply for the FAFSA HERE       

Apply for the CA Dream Act HERE

For Assistance with any of these applications

Please come to the College & Career Center (A106)!

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Apply before
April 2nd!

WATCH THIS VIDEO from UC Santa Cruz for a general overview of the Financial Aid Process

The Torrance High School Local Scholarship has CLOSED

- If you applied -

Please check your eTusd AND Personal email regularly

from NOW to the end of the school year.

If you qualify for scholarships and Mrs. Mendoza is missing documents - she will contact you through BOTH

El Camino College Information 

If you need to complete the Steps for Enrollment...

Please see Mrs. Mendoza in A106 and/or reference the link for the individual steps

Do you need to meet with an El Camino Counselor?

Mr. Pineda is available ON THS CAMPUS every other THURSDAY, between 9:00am and 1:00pm.

Use this link to request an appointment

Path to Enrollment - Complete the Steps (Link)

Information about El Camino College Support Programs! 

Upcoming Events at El Camino College (or on Zoom):

www.elcamino.edu/admissions/outreach/events

APPLY  TO  SCHOLARSHIPS!

There are plenty of Scholarship Websites out there...

...and it's NEVER too early to start applying!

The first website our Team would refer you to is our

Naviance Program!

Naviance has a Scholarship Search Feature!  

View instructions on 

How to Access Scholarships in Naviance here! 

More useful sites listed below to help you get started!

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Class of 2024...

College App Resources

In case you missed it...

We had a Summer Essay Workshop Series!

These sessions took place on campus each Friday in July. 

Click HERE to view the Presentations

These sessions should be used to help you get started. If you need help refining your essays or PIQ's, please make an appointment to see Mrs. Mendoza, your Alpha-Counselor, or refer to your English Teacher for their available hours.

 

You can also use the resources in the folder below to help you get started.

Summer Essay Workshop Resources

UC Applications open on August 1st

CSU/Cal State Applications open on October 1st

 

Private Colleges/Universities (that use Common App)

open on August 1st.

The El Camino Application will open for Fall 2024 on November 1st

  • Whether this route is your First Choice, or a Back-up - We encourage ALL THS Students to complete an application in the Fall of Senior Year. 

  • Summer 2024 Application opens October 1st. If you plan to start courses immediately after graduation - start with the Summer 2033 App!

  • Start your application "On or After" October 1st, HERE

Torrance High School's Counseling Department

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