• College & Career Center 
     
    Welcome and Overview
     
    In the College & Career Center, students can find current material on hundreds of colleges, gap year programs, and summer opportunities.  Additionally, students can access computers to search for information on careers, colleges, scholarships, as well as find community service and job opportunity postings. Please visit early and often!
     
    In the fall, the Center is a flurry of activity with close to 100 college admission representatives visiting our campus. Seniors are encouraged to attend college application workshops on campus (dates/times TBA) and research/apply for scholarships through Naviance.
     
    My hope is that students leave high school well-prepared and excited to embark on their next journey, no matter where they land. It is also my hope that students embrace the process with confidence and curiosity and enjoy this time rather than succumbing to the pressures that often goes with the college application process. There are thousands of colleges and universities out there, as well as career options and gap year programs to consider.  Keep in mind - what might be good for your best friend may not be what's best for you so keep your interests and wishes alive and strong!
     
    Trust your instincts and take the initiative to ask questions so that you can learn about all of your options. I look forward to hearing about your plans and helping in any way I can.
     
    I have a long history with our school, one that started years before I began working here. Feel free to learn more by reading my Bio.
     
    Lisa Neumaier, College & Career Specialist
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    Seniors

      • More than 1,200 US colleges and universities have announced they are moving to a test-optional policy this year and more will surely follow. 
      • The Counselors and I do not believe that our seniors need to take an SAT or ACT this year. Every US college to which you will apply likely will be test-optional and understanding of these extenuating circumstances. 
      • To get the latest information from the colleges you are considering, please look up their testing policies online.
      • Like the majority of schools and districts in the Bay Area, TUHSD is not currently an active test site for ACT, SAT or PSAT due to the restrictions on public gatherings related to COVID-19. Click here for more info from College Board.
      • The University of California (UC) application opened on August 1 and can be submitted between Nov. 1-30. You can use this application to apply to all of your UC campuses.
      • The CSU Application will open on October 1 and the deadline to submit it is December 4.
      • The Common Application opened on August 1 and is used by nearly 900 colleges/universities.
      • Common App added an optional COVID-19 question this year. Here are five questions to ask yourself before you answer the question: 1)Are my experiences different from others?, 2)Are there noticeable changes on my transcript?, 3)Am I aware of my privilege? (Everyone is going through something. And everyone's response to this should be respected and validated. With all that said, there's no doubt the this pandemic has impacted certain populations in much more drastic ways than others. Low income and BI-POC populations are much more likely to have faced extreme challenges during the pandemic.), 4)Am I being specific? Am I explaining rather than complaining?, and 5)Is this information being included elsewhere on my application?
     

    Click Here for current College & Career Center Events

    (updated daily)

    College & Career Center:
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    Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
    Phone: 415-458-3481
    Room: 211 (next door to Counseling)
     
    School Code for Testing (aka CEEB code): 052770
     
    For information regarding internships, please see Greg Davison.  He can be reached at gdavison@tamdistrict.org.
     
    More than 100 College Reps visit our campus each fall to talk to students about their schools, so please attend as many as you can. The information and advice reps provide is priceless!!
     
    Although most visits occur before school, during Tutorial or at lunch, some take place during class time. Regardless of when the visit occurs, students must sign up on Naviance. The email students receive from their counselor after they sign-up is to be used as their pass.
     
    Click here to log in to Naviance. Once logged in, click on the colleges tab then click on research colleges, then college visits.
     
    As of January 27, 2020, all parents and students will be required to reset their Naviance passwords the next time they log in. Here are the new password requirements.
     
     $$$ Scholarships$$$
     
    A list of active scholarships is  available on Naviance and updated regularly.  The majority of scholarships are for seniors and deadlines vary, but there are also some for younger students.
     
     
    Sophomores/Juniors
     
    Students applying to UC schools in the fall of 2021 or 2022 will have the option of submitting test scores for admissions. Those who choose not to provide scores will not be penalized. The UCs have also eliminated the writing portion of the ACT & SAT for those who do submit scores. Click here for the latest testing information from College Board.
     
    If you missed Sophomore/Junior Night earlier this month, click here to find all of the presentations.
     
    If you missed The New World of College Admission Testing: Insights for the Classes of 2021 & 2022, click here for the presentation slides.