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


Planning to Play in College?


  • 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  

Small and Caring Colleges       
 Visit the website "Colleges That Change Lives"  -
for more details!
Cal Lutheran
Azuza Pacific
Holy Names
Mt. St. Mary’s
St. Mary’s
Notre Dame de Namur
University of the Pacific
Univ. of San Francisco (USF)
Whittier College
Eugene Lang
Northern Arizona
Manhattan College
Marymount Manhattan
Hofstra Univ.
Dominican Seattle University
Bradley Butler




Great article on colleges that are meeting full financial aid needs for students with scholarships, low interest loans and grants. 
for Admitting substantial numbers of Students 
 This list includes institutions that are "test optional," "test flexible" or otherwise de-emphasize the use of standardized tests by making admissions decisions about substantial numbers of applicants who recently graduated from U.S. high schools without using the SAT or ACT.
Find out how multi-tasking and other myths really don't make you work smarter! 
College & Career Center
Sign up for an appointment today!
The appointment calendar is available outside the office.
If you need a time outside of these hours,
please email us and we will do our best to accommodate you!  

College & Career Advisors

Office Hours

Linda Clark -
Mon. – Fri.,  7:30am to 4:30pm
Regina Ney -
Tues., Wed, Fri. - 9am to 2pm     Thurs. -- 9am - 1pm
Applying to college?  Great checklist here 
Seniors - Financial Aid Information

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


OR attend the next FAFSA Night at Las Lomas High School, Jan. 21, 2015 at 7pm. Mary Morrison from Stanford U. is the presenter.

Cal Grant Information
 Northgate HS is submitting your GPA Verification form for the Cal Grant eligibility .
You do NOT need to do this step on your own. Your next step is to file your FAFSA. File in January in order to qualify for the maximum amount of possible grants. 
NOTE: Cal Grant Income Ceilings chart is HERE. Also, you only can receive this grant if you attend a college IN CALIFORNIA.  That is also true for the Middle Class scholarship. Go to the Calif. Student Aid Commission website for more details: . 
 FAFSA--Submit in early January  2015  
Deadline to file your FAFSA is March 2nd 

 Make the most of your college visits! 

 Take time to do some investigation before, during and after your college visit. 
Need help keeping all your facts and observations in order?

   Here's a COLLEGE VISIT WORKSHEET to help you track your information

Click below to links that will provide excellent steps to
understanding the college application process.

UC Personal Statement  

CSU Application   

 Common Application 



 2015 SAT

Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Deadline)


March 14, 2015

February 13, 2015

February 27, 2015

May 2, 2015

April 6, 2015

April 17, 2015

June 6, 2015

May 8, 2015

May 22, 2015

2015 ACT
Test Date
Registration Deadline
(Late Fee Required)
February 7, 2015*
January 9, 2015
January 10–16, 2015
April 18, 2015
March 13, 2015
March 14–27, 2015
June 13, 2015
May 8, 2015
May 9–22, 2015
To register for a test or order scores to be sent to colleges, use your login at:


New Scholarships for 2014-15       
 NEW LISTINGS - as of 1/7/15
Check the scholarship list often.  We have scholarships now with most coming in January through March. Updated Scholarship List is posted outside our office and also available HERE. 
Need Scholarship tips? CHECK HERE! 
Summer Opportunities 2015       
Want to do research at Stanford, backpack in Yosemite, or learn filmmaking in New York? Those opportunities and much more are listed HERE. Take time to review all of the programs you can attend both here in California and beyond. Registration varies - watch the deadlines! 



 Volunteer and find your passion! Work with animals, garden and enjoy the dirt, play music for senior citizens... so many different opportunites are out there - explore the list and start today!


The Volunteer Center of the East Bay - Youth Action Days 

Multiple projects are available at: Look under the "Student Volunteering" page for the following opportunities: 
  • MLK Day of Service - 1/19/15 
  • Earth Day projects - 4/19/15
Sign up today with a friend and gain experience with a non-profit organization - good for future Senior Project ideas, for community service projects and just for the enjoyment of helping others in our community. 


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: Anytime between 3pm-5:30pm
You'd be working with kids between the ages of K-9th
Urgent need: Lakeside Apartments near the Concord Skate Park/Costco. Adult Youth Enrichment Coordinator is always on-site as are some parents.
Contact: Gloria Bertolozzi at  

Sophomores and Juniors - Students who took the PSAT were given their results and test booklets in mid-December in their English classrooms. 

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Northgate High School
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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