• College & Career Center 
    Welcome and Overview

    Welcome to Drake's College & Career Center!
    I am passionate about working with high school students and helping them navigate their post-secondary planning. I have a long history with Drake, one that started years before I began working here. Feel free to learn more by reading my Bio.

    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.
    For information regarding internships, please see Greg Davison in the College & Career Center. He is at Drake on Wednesdays and can be reached any day at gdavison@tamdistrict.org.
    My hope is that students leave Drake 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.
    Lisa Neumaier, College & Career Specialist

    Reminders for Seniors who will apply to the UCs

    • Offiical SAT with Writing/Essay, ACT with Writing, SAT Subject Tests scores need to ONLY BE SENT TO ONE CAMPUS - UC will share scores wtih all campuses to which a student applies. The SAT Subject Tests are not required, but encouraged for some majors.
    • Students are responsible for sending official test scores from the testing agency.
    • For students who will take exams in November and December, you must: 1) report planned SAT, ACT, SAT Subject test dates on the application; 2) then log back into your UC application to self-report scores after they are received; 3) order offiical scores from the testing agencies before the end of December.
    • The following are not required at the time of application submission: 1) Transcripts - offiical transcripts should not be submitted unless a UC campus directly contacts a student to request it; 2) Offiical AP/IB Scores - students must self-report all exams completed or planned and only submit an offiical score report if they accept an offer of admission to one UC campus. The official socre report must be received by July 15; 3) Letters of recommendation: UC does not require letters of recommendation. However, a campus may specifically request a letter directly from some applicants, 4) SAT Subject Tests: UC does not require SAT Subject Tests to apply for admission. Specific programs at UC recommend SAT Subject Tests to demonstrate mastery in certain subjects. Click here to see the optional SAT Subject Test recommendations.
    • The priority filing period for FAFSA, Cal Grant and California Dream Act applications opened October 1 and runs through March 2.
    • Applicants should check their email account regularly, including the spam and bulk mail folders, for possible campus requests for supplemental information. Otherwise, freshman applicants can concentrate on finishing their high school senior year strong and await admission decisions in March.

    Senior Night 2017 - for seniors/senior parents that missed this year's event, please click here for the Power Point presentation.


    Click Here for Upcoming College & Career Center Events, including College Admission Representative Visits, Parent Nights, Practice Tests and more . . .

    (updated weekly)

    College & Career Center:
    Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
    Phone: 415-458-3481
    Room: 211 (next door to Counseling)
    Drake's School Code for Testing (aka CEEB code): 052770
    More than 100 College Reps visit Drake 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 the view all upcoming college visits link.
     $$$ Scholarships$$$
    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 -
        Check it out

    You and your parents are invited to attend The New World of College Admission Testing: Insights for the Classes of 2019 & 2020 on December 7 from 5:30-7:00 pm in the Student Center.
    If you missed Junior Night  on October 3, 2017, here are the presentations from our guest speakers:

    Junior Night Presentations

    JC Transfer – California Community Colleges Workshop Information.