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COLLEGE NEWS & INFO       

 

 
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! 
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Small and Caring Colleges       
 Visit the website "Colleges That Change Lives"  - www.CTCL.org
for more details!

Cal Lutheran

Azuza Pacific

Holy Names

Menlo

Mt. St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s

Notre Dame de Namur

University of the Pacific

Redlands

University

Univ. of San Francisco (USF)

Whittier College

Eugene Lang

Northern Arizona

Manhattanville

Manhattan College

Marymount Manhattan

Hofstra Univ.

Dominican Seattle University

Bradley Butler

 

 

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NCAA       
 
 
 

 

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  

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Welcome Back, Broncos!
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 Advisor

Office Hours

Linda Clark - clarkl@mdusd.org

Mon. – Fri.,  7:30am to 4:30pm

 

 
Applying to college?  Check this out!
 
 
MDUSD COLLEGE FAIR - next Tues., Oct. 28st from 6:30-8:30am at Ygnacio Valley HS. Click here for FLYER  and LIST OF COLLEGES 
Over 80 colleges coming! 
 
 
 
  NEW DATE ADDED  - COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOP
Wed., Oct. 22nd at 6th period
So many of you are using these workshops as a great way to get your applications going!  Get your general questions answered about essays, applications, college choices, and more. Come into the Center to sign up and get a pass today. Space is limited!
 
  
 
UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS
Here is a LIST of the upcoming dates/colleges.
More colleges are added weekly!
Show a college you are interested in them!

 
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ACT/SAT TEST DATES       

 REVISED 8.13.14

 
 2014-2015 SAT

Test Date

Registration Deadline

(Late Fee Deadline)

 

   

November 8, 2014

October 9, 2014

October 24, 2014

December 6, 2014

November 6, 2014

November 21,2014

January 24, 2015

December 29, 2014

January 9, 2015

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

 
2014-2015 ACT
Test Date
Registration Deadline
(Late Fee Required)
 
   
 
   
Dec. 13, 2014
November 7, 2014
Nov. 8–21, 2014
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:

ACT:  www.actstudent.org/start

SAT:  www.sat.org/register

 

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COLLEGE VISITS THIS FALL?       

  Plan Ahead! 

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

   Here's a COLLEGE VISIT WORKSHEET 

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COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS - TIPS FOR SUCCESS       
Click below to links that will provide excellent steps to
understanding the college application process.
  

 

 


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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES       
 
 
Have some spare time during this Fall?
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! 
 
 Don't see something that interests you?  We can help you find the right fit.
 
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 gloria@ccinterfaithhousing.org
 
 
Contra Costa Childcare Center - Concord 
1+ day per month for a ½ hour session during business hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday with a 3 month minimum commitment.  Play musical instruments and help 3-6 year olds hear and understand musical instruments.  

 

More info - sign up HERE 
 
Valle Verde Elementary School Fall Carnival
Sunday October 26,  from 11am-3pm
Needs students to help run the carnival booths! Have fun while obtaining service hours! Contact Ellen Martin at  ellenogden@gmail.com​ to arrange volunteer time. 
 
 
 See our NHS Volunteer List for more ideas.
Contact an organization today! 

 

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Mark Your Calendars       
 

Combo ACT/SAT test FOR JUNIORS

Saturday, Nov. 1st - 8am to noon at NHS. Sign up at College and Career Center - $10 check or cash, checks made out to "NHS". Deadline for ACT/SAT is Wed., Oct. 29th

 

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New Scholarships for 2014-15       
 
NEW LISTINGS - as of 10/16/14
 
Check the scholarship list often.  We have scholarships now with most coming in December and after the first of the year. Updated Scholarship Lists are HERE. 

  
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Family Connection (Naviance)       
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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:
https://connection.naviance.com/northgatehigh
 
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
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LD - School Sampling       
 
 

University of Arizona – SALT program

Arizona St. University

Adelphi (NY)

Regis (CO)

American University (DC)

Fairleigh Dickinson (NJ)

Hofstra (NY)

Marist (NY)

Eugene Lang (NY)

Marymount Manhattan (NY)

McDaniel (MD)

Curry College (MA)

 

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