COLLEGE & CAREER RESOURCES
COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS
Important College Information (For Seniors) also see SENIORS webpage.
- College Application/Letter of Recommendation Process handout
- College Application Process Presentation
- Admissions Options-Which college admission process best suits
- How to Guide to log into your College Board Account
- How to Guide for linking Khan Academy and College Board
COLLEGE PLANNING PRESENTATION FOR JUNIORS
For info on college visits, click here
up-to-date schedule of visiting colleges, click
Click here for College Visit Pass (Required to attend visit)
Letter of Recommendation
~ UC's/CSU's do NOT accept letters of recommendation
~ Private schools usually require 1 counselor letter of recommendation and 1-2 teacher letters of recommendation. Use the Common Application if possible!
~ Be sure to ask the teacher/counselor who will be writing your letter at least 3 weeks in advance of the deadline.
Letter of Recommendation
and Common Application Procedures
APPLICATION & PROCEDURES
Transcripts: Click here if you need Transcripts
Links to College Admissions Departments and Applications
CSU EAP TESTING INFORMATION
The California State University (CSU) requires you to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam prior to enrollment in the CSU class unless you are exempt by means of scores earned on other appropriate tests such as the CSU’s Early Assessment Program (EAP) tests in English and Mathematics, the SAT, ACT, or Advanced Placement (AP). The EPT and the ELM are not admission tests; instead, they determine eligibility to enroll in specific courses. If you are required to take the EPT and the ELM but fail to do so, you will not be allowed to register for General Education courses at the CSU. You may take the EPT, ELM or both at a campus near you or where you plan to enroll. For more information click here.
Researching Colleges, Trade/Technical Schools, Scholarships and Majors
IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR ALL GRADES
Career Cruising is a user-friendly comprehensive college and career search website. Various tools on the site provide valuable information for all students from the person who doesn't know where to begin as well as the student who has some post-secondary plans in hand. Students can complete an interest inventory (Career Matchmaker), Search for colleges, universities and vocational programs based on their own criteria (School Selector), research careers including information on job descriptions, wages, future outlook and read interviews with professionals working in the field. They can find college majors, identify high school classes that relate to their career interests, find out more about their personal learning style and even build a resume of activities to assist them in completing college and job applications. All research, assessment results and information can be saved by students to an electronic portfolio that will assist counselors in making recommendations for internships, colleges, and other post-secondary planning options.
Career Cruising Registration Information:
SIGN IN PAGE: http://www.careercruising.com/
Login by entering the school username and password found on the back of your
Student ID card. On the top left click on Login to My Plan.
Click on Create My Plan. Complete the fill in the blank form. We
suggest using your ID number as your username and make your password
something you can easily remember.
EBSCO COIN CAREER COMMUNITY
EBSCO SIGN IN PAGE:
Login with the username and password on the back of your Student ID card
and add site ID CA13695
Similar information to Career Cruising. Students can create accounts
and save personal assessments and career/college information.
TESTING AND REFERENCE CENTER:
Login with username or password on the back of your ID.
This database features practice tests, test taking books
for AP courses, SAT/ACT, ASVAB, and some career tests (post office,
cosmetology, firefighter). Also available are personalized college and
NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS COLLEGE NAVIGATOR: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
This site provides great info on cost, financial aid offered, retention rates and 4 year graduation rates.
KHAN ACADEMY: Khan Academy
See UC Doorways A-G and PHS A-G Courses
College Testing Information
SAT Reasoning Test is a test that is used by colleges as a part of its admissions process. The SAT Reasoning Test is a measure of the critical thinking skills you'll need for academic success in college. The SAT assesses how well students analyze and solve problems skills learned in school that are needed in college. The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors.
The SAT includes several different question types, including: a student-produced essay, multiple-choice questions, and student-produced responses (grid-ins). Collegeboard
SAT Subject Tests (formerly SAT II: Subject Tests) are designed to measure knowledge and skills in particular subject areas, as well as ability to apply that knowledge. Some colleges use the Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. Collegeboard
ACT is a test that is used by colleges as a part of its admission process. The ACT test assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work. www.act.org The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.
PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test. It also gives students a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs. The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a co-sponsored program by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) and Collegeboard. Click
to register for the 2016 PSAT on October 19th.
Advanced Placement (AP) is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and colleges and universities. AP allows motivated high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in a high school setting. Currently there are 37 courses and exams across 22 subject areas in the AP program. See the PHS AP webpage ~ Also see Collegeboard
AP Exam schedule
Poway offers a wide variety of Advanced Placement courses. As outlined by the College Board, Advanced Placement courses offer students the opportunity to take a college-level course in a high-school setting. All AP courses at Poway have been certified and audited by the College Board, and are current in their requirements and preparation. See the PHS Advanced Placement Page Click here for the 2016 Exam Schedule
Scholarships and Financial Aid
See our Scholarship and Financial Aid webpage
Click here to
learn about the ASVAB.
http://www.tradeswomen.org/index.shtml For Women
See the Poway High School Volunteer page as well.
Click here for the NCAA website
PALOMAR COLLEGE INFORMATION - POWER POINT: