• 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 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.
     
    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.
     
    Lisa Neumaier, College & Career Specialist
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    Seniors

    • If you missed Senior Night, click this page for the Power Point presentation.
    • The UC application opened on August 1st and it can be submitted between November 1-November 30.
    • The Common Application opened on August 1st and each college has its own application deadline.
    • Get help with your college applications during Tutorial Periods in the Counseling Office in October and November.
    • Seniors with a 7th period free can also get help with their college applications in the College & Career Center every Tuesday in October and November.
    • Remember to have your counselor or the College & Career Specialist look over your CSU and UC applications before you submit them to avoid common errors.
    • To acces the presentations from this year's Financial Aid Night, click here and scroll down the page until you see the heading for that event. 
    • For Families - Ethical Parenting in the College Admissions Process 
     

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

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    College & Career Center:
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    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
     
    For information regarding internships, please see Greg Davison.  He is at Drake on Wednesdays and can be reached any day at gdavison@tamdistrict.org.
     
    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 research colleges, then college visits.
     
     $$$ Scholarships$$$
     
    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
     
    If you missed Sophomore/Junior Night earlier this month, click here to find all of the presentations.
     
    Mark your calendars for The New World of College Admission Testing: Insights for the Classes of 2021 & 2022, December 3, 5:30-7:00 pm, Student Center