• 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


    • If you've been admitted to a UC campus, check out this link for next steps.
    • Admitted studetns who accept a UC offer of admisoin and receive a D or F in their last term of high school should immediately contact the admissions office at the campus they plan to attend to learn if the grade will impact the offer of admission.
    • Each UC campus provides provisions/conditions of the admission offer; failure to meet them makes the offer subject to cancellation.
    • Students who accept a UC admission offer from the waitlist and have already submitted a SIR at another UC campus must cancel their SIR at the campus which they no longer plan to attend. The SIR deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. 
    • If you get denied at your first choice school, remember that what the college admission committee thinks about your application for admission is not what they think of you as a person. It's not a reflection of your character or potential.
    • If you still want a 4-year option, check this out.
    • Here is the presentation from this year's Financial Aid Night, held on September 12, and some additional information more specific to scholarships. 
    • If you missed Senior Night, click here for the presentation and to read Lisa Neumaier's talking points.



    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
    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.
    If you play a club or high school sport & have at least a 2.5 GPA, consider applying for the Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship. Deadline is May 31st & you can find more info here. Gabe Leary won this in 2019!
    If you missed the Gap Year Fair, stop by the College & Career Center and look through the files for brochures/program info.
    If you were unable to attend The New World of College Admission Testing: Insights for the Classes of 2020 & 2021, a copy of the Drake presentation can be found here.
    If you missed Junior Night, click here to see the presentations.