College and Career       
Family Connection (Naviance)       
Naviance/Family Connection provides each student with
an online locker that is just for them.
Login and you can:
  • Research colleges
  • Career Search
  • Create a 4-year course plan
  • Build your resume
  • Create you college list
  • Find scholarships 
To access your online Naviance locker:
Your Username : First 2 letters of your FIRST name, then the first 2 letters of your LAST name, and then the last 3 digits of your Student ID number. CAPITALIZE the first letter of the first name and the first letter of your last name. (Example:  FnLn123)
Your Password: The student's entire 7 digit student ID number (example: 1234567)
Trouble logging in?  Come to the College & CareerCenter
Factors in choosing a college       


One Student's Point of View

Joseph Wu wrote an excellent article on choosing a college.  Check it out.




Planning to Play in College?   or

  • Go to the Eligibility Center  on the NCAA to register when you are a  high school sophomore.
  • Click the link to enter as an “NCAA College Bound Student-Athlete”.
  • Registration fee is $70 to enroll online.  

 More information under "Resources - US Students" tabs.

Academic Eligibility Requirements  

"A-G" courses?       

What are A-G approved courses?

A-G courses are courses that high schools submit to UC for designation as approved college prep classses. 

  • A=social science,
  • B=English,
  • C=Math,
  • D=Lab Science,
  • E=Language other than English,
  • F=Visual/Performing arts,
  • G=College prep electives). 
  • To be considered for UC admission, you must complete 15 yearlong high school courses with a grade of C or better — at least 11 of them prior to your senior year.

For a complete explanation go to:

College News and Updates       
Find out how multi-tasking and other myths really don't make you work smarter
Do you really have to attend the "best schools" to become a millionaire? Find out the secrets to riches! 
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College & Career Advisors

Office Hours

Linda Clark -
Mon. – Fri.,  7:30am to 4:00pm
Spring College Events Calendar       

August 3 - August 7, 2015 
Find out what Oregon private colleges and universities have to offer. Sessions will be held at each of the 11 campuses at 9:00am and 2:00pm. Visit 4 or more colleges during this week and they will WAIVE your application fee! Check out the college profiles to search for colleges that fit your interests. Register today!

For more information or to register, visit OregonPrivateColleges. Follow The Alliance Facebook page for updates! 
July 28, 2015 in San Rafael or July 27th in Santa Clara 
CTCL is a non-profit organization that is dedicated " to the support of a student-centerered college search".  Program is free and is followed by a college fair. See the website for colleges: 
Tips on Applying to College at Northgate       
ACT/SAT Test Dates       
2015 ACT – register or order your scores at

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Fee Deadline




May 2, 2015

April 6, 2015

April 17, 2015

June 6, 2015

May 8, 2015

May 22, 2015



 2015 SAT – register or order your scores at


Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Fee Deadline




April 18, 2015

March 13, 2015

March 14-27, 2015

June 13, 2015

May 8, 2015

May 9-22, 2015

Summer Opportunities 2015       
Want to do research at Stanford, backpack in Yosemite, or learn filmmaking in New York? All this and more are listed HERE.
Review  programs you can attend both in California and beyond.
Registration varies - watch the deadlines! 
Financial Aid       
Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Night (from Dec. 2014 meeting) - Powerpoint presentation HERE  



Description: The U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool 
Look at your parents' work places and other groups you and your family are part of in the community. Lots of scholarship search engines are also on our list - you canview it HERE.
Need Scholarship tips? CHECK HERE! 
Volunteer Opportunities       
Work with animals, garden, play music for senior citizens...explore the list and start today


Contra Costa Interfaith Housing Homework Club

Volunteers Needed (All Grades)
Commitment: 1 hour per week for 1 school year, but always negotiable with high school volunteers
Hours: Between 3pm-5:30pm
 Working with kids ages of K-9th
Lakeside Apartments near the Concord Skate Park/Costco. Adult Youth Enrichment Coordinator is always on-site as are some parents.
Contact: Gloria Bertolozzi at  
 PSAT is a practice SAT test offered at Northgate.   It is a national test given once a year in October. 
Tips for Success       


     Explore the college application process below.  

 UC Application

 CSU Application 

   Common Application 

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425 Castle Rock Rd
Walnut Creek,  CA 94598-4520
(925) 938-0900  FAX (925) 945-6429
Mt Diablo Unified School District
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