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Mrs. Mendoza

Ext. 8003 OR  Mendoza.Jenna@tusd.org

College and Career Center
Located in Room A106

Drop in hours (Every Day):   Lunch & After School (4:00pm)

By Appointment:  Please sign up  in the COUNSELING OFFICE

➥**Office Closed at 5th Period Daily**

Monday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday:   8:00am - 4:00pm

Late Start Tuesdays:   Snack - 4:00pm

College and Career Center Monthly Newsletters

Access ALL Monthly Newsletters HERE:

https://bit.ly/THS_College_Career_Newsletters

APPLY   TO   SCHOLARSHIPS!

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Information for All Grades

College & Career Planning Overview
UC San Francisco

What to expect as you plan your future...

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?

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?

Check out this 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!

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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

If you applied..Please keep an eye on your ETUSD EMAIL

Mrs. Mendoza will send follow-up emails throughout the month of January (and possibly throughout the semester) if you are missing documents 

Letters of Recommendation need to be submitted no later than January 20th

Please share this link with your recommenders: https://forms.gle/7APuKk5jspcX9CBF8

If you did not have your FAFSA or Dream Act application completed when you applied  You will need to send Mrs. Mendoza your Financial Aid Confirmation Page (including EFC) once you complete your application. 

To see examples of what will be accepted, please click below: 

FAFSA/Dream Act Confirmation Page Examples

Any and ALL missing documents can be emailed to Mrs. Mendoza at Mendoza.Jenna@tusd.org

The Local Scholarship Application has CLOSED

The Sandpipers Scholarship Application is OPEN

Due January 31st at 5:00pm - No Exceptions

Link to Apply: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/78786-Sandpipers

The Sandpipers Scholarship covers your remaining Financial Need after your Financial Aid Award letter has been finalized

**The Sandpipers Scholarship is NOT part of the Local Scholarship Program**

Sandpipers has their own Website (Above), where you will access and complete the application. This includes any supplemental materials you may be asked to submit, including but not limited to: Letters of Recommendation, Financial Aid Application Confirmation, Family Financial Information, etc.

Information for SENIORS

What happens to your application after you have applied?
UC MERCED - The Life of a College Application

Your FINANCIAL AID Application is Due March 2nd

- FAFSA or DREAM ACT -

Have you started your application??

Will you complete the FAFSA or the Dream Act?   

FAFSA RESOURCES

DREAM ACT RESOURCES

Please Come to the College & Career Center  (Room A106)

or email Mendoza.Jenna@Tusd.org for assistance!

College Visits & Career Presentations (2021-2022)

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

The Torrance High School College and Career Center looks forward to hosting College representatives and Career / Military Speakers for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Visits are scheduled at LUNCH or AFTER SCHOOL

All visits/presentations will be scheduled through Naviance RepVisits.

Information for STUDENTS:

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 button to the right - and Sign in using your Full Etusd Email and 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, Jenna Mendoza at mendoza.jenna@tusd.org

Torrance High School's Counseling Department