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Welcome to TDHS College/Career Webpage
 December/January Edition

SENIORS...REMEMBER TO LISTEN TO THE DOWNEY’S DAILY BULLETIN, READ UPDATES/REMINDERS AND CHECK THIS WEBPAGE REGULARLY…ULTIMATELY IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO STAY ON TOP OF ALL UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES

Sign up for College REMIND to get important college text messages from Ms. Hammell sent right to your phone.
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SOPHOMORES Enter 81010 Text @5dcad FRESHMEN Enter 81010 Text @3efk33

  • MJC Scholarships: Only seniors who submit their MJC application by December 10th, can apply for MJC scholarships due Dec 10th.  For more detailed info, pick up paper copy of scholarship information in the career center or visit: www.mjc.edu/studentservices/finaid/mjcscholarships.php
  • COMMON APPLICATION Reminder:  If you applied to a private college using the common application then make sure you let the college counselor (Mrs. Hammell) know.  It will NOT be known that you need supporting documents, such as your transcripts, secondary school report, letters of recommendations sent to your private or out of state college unless you communicate with the college counselor that you need that done! Before stopping by during your lunch period to confirm that you are ready to electronically send these documents through Naviance, make sure you’ve updated your college list in Naviance otherwise supporting docs cannot be sent for you. (NOTE: the student screen in Naviance isn’t very clear about determining whether letters of rec are uploaded and ready.  If in doubt, see the college counselor or ask your recommender).
  • Private Colleges: Remember private colleges have different deadlines, so be sure to check individual application due dates!!!  If using the common app for your private colleges, some of you will have a January 1st or later application deadline.  If this is the case, be aware that supporting documents needed for the common app will NOT be submitted through Naviance over Christmas break, so it’s important you see the college counselor BEFORE vacation if you need this done. IT’S STILL YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MEET THE APPLICATION DEADLINE!!!
  • CSS Profile: Some private universities require that you fill out the CSS Profile to be considered for financial aid. (CSU and UC do NOT require this form!) Many of these CSS profile deadlines are approaching! Please visit https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org to see if your private college requires this form and then check individual college websites for deadlines.
  • You’re responsible for reporting, to colleges/universities you’ve applied to, about changes in your schedule that affect you’re A-G requirements and any semester “D’s” and/or “F’s” you’ve earned!
  • Oops… “I made a mistake on my college application, what do I do?” You will need to contact each individual college that had the error on the application. Give them all of your contact info. & university student ID # or SSN. Explain very clearly the incorrect information and give the correct information.
  • Sending SAT/ACT test scores:  It is the student’s responsibility to send SAT/ACT test scores to all colleges applied to.  DO NOT DELAY SENDING TEST SCORES!  In the past students who forgot to send their test scores have had their application/acceptance withdrawn.  Don’t let that happen to you!  You can place an order to send your scores through College Board SAT/ACT website (see links). If you want your SAT scores sent to multiple CSU’s or UC's, all you have to do is enter one CSU or UC campus code when you register or include it on the answer sheet of your test and it will be sent to all 23 CSU campuses or all 9 UC campuses. ACT scores will have to be sent individually to each CSU/UC you applied to. NOTE:CSU’s will “Super Score” and take the highest math and reading SAT test score from multiple test dates. UC’s will ONLY take the highest SAT test score from one sitting.
  • Create portal/accounts for college correspondence.  Once you've submitted your application, the campus(es) you've applied to will send an email inviting you to create an account with them. It's imperative you set up a portal account with each of the colleges you applied to. This is how the admissions office, financial aid department, housing etc. will communicate with you regarding acceptance, offers of scholarships, deadlines, missing documents, etc. Check your college accounts on a regular basis and respond immediately to any requests on your college “TO DO LIST”! NOTE: Be sure to add the CSU's, UC’s and Private campuses to your email safe sender list. Turn off spam filters and make CSU and UC safe sites so you can receive important emails from the colleges you applied to.
  • Cash for College Community Workshop Events (hosted by California Student Aid Commission): Seniors, don’t miss this opportunity to get help from those who are experienced in answering your questions about the FAFSA application and Financial Aid. These community events are very popular, so plan to get there early. To find out where one is taking place near your area, visit https://www.cash4college.csac.ca.gov This just in so SAVE THE DATE! Financial Aid Presentation at Downey! Will be held Tuesday evening, January 30th in Room 1 and Cafeteria from 5:30pm - 7pm. Watch for more info coming soon!
  • Financial aid filing period for FAFSA closes March 2, 2018. If you haven’t already done so, APPLY NOW! Before starting the application, REMEMBER you and ONE parent need to each register for your FSA ID#. Watch following video for FSA ID# help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ihhGk8mCY. For help filling out the FAFSA app, watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt6-cCbeCbI. Remember deadline to file your FAFSA is March 2, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
  • Important FINANCIAL AID Reminder:SENIORS, remember it is your responsibility to check your transcript or PowerSchool account to make sure your legal name and birth date is correct and EXACTLY matches your Social Security card. If you discover an error, notify the counseling office as soon as possible before submitting your FAFSA, otherwise the state will reject your FAFSA submission and you risk NOT qualifying for Financial Aid/Cal Grants. IT’S IMPORTANT THAT THE SAME PERSONAL INFORMATION IS CORRECTLY POSTED ON BOTH YOUR COLLEGE & FAFSA APPLICATIONS! !!!  NOTE:If you do not have a social security number, see the college counselor about filling out the Cal Dream Act Application https://dream.csac.ca.gov
  • Remember to write a letter of thanks to the teachers, counselors, administrators and staff members who have written a letter of recommendation for you. This gesture would be greatly appreciated as they all spend many extra hours outside of school writing letters on your behalf.
  • All seniors will be required to take a Senior Exit Survey in May on Naviance before being cleared for graduation. So it’s a MUST that all seniors register for Naviance. If you haven’t yet registered, get started by stopping by the career center to get your registration code and instructions sheet from the Naviance Binder on the counter.

 

Juniors, what should you be doing NOW to prepare for college?

►Learn Downey’s  High School Code (052000) as you will need to know it for your upcoming college entrance exams
►Keep earning high grades! When you begin to submit college applications, you will only have 9th‐11th grades to submit, so this is the last year you’ll have to raise your GPA.
►Attend college fairs, college preview days and attend college rep visits scheduled on Downey’s campus throughout the year.
►Review your transcript NOW to be sure you are on track to meet A‐G college entrance requirements.  See your academic counselor for a copy of your transcript.  You may discover that you need to enroll in ESS or summer school, to repeat classes that you earned D’s/ F’s, or to enroll in a class needed for A-G college entrance requirements.
►Spring SAT/ACT is right around the corner.  Sign up to register NOW!!! (see SAT or ACT link).  Fee waivers are available, if you’re on free or reduced lunch program (see college counselor in the career center during your lunch hour).
►Juniors, selecting a college major may seem so far away, but it’s coming very quickly! Some colleges will ask you to declare a major on your application, and in many cases it can be quite difficult to change your major in college. Start doing some research now at www.collegemajors101.com

JUNIORS—there are many universities that offer summer programs. I’ve listed a few, but there are more out there. Simply attending a summer program doesn’t necessarily help you get into a competitive college, but the experiences you gain may improve your personal statement for the college application. If participating in a collegiate summer program doesn’t work out for you, be sure to expand your experiences locally during the summer. Basically: don’t sit around on social media and watching tv all summer!
•UC Davis Summer Opportunities for High Achieving Students: http://ysp.ucdavis.edu   
•Yale’s Young Scholar Summer program: http://globalscholars.yale.edu
•USC Summer Program info: http://summerprograms.usc.edu/
•Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies: https://summerinstitutes.stanford.edu/
•University of Chicago Summer Session for high school students: http://summer.uchicago.edu/
•University of California COSMOS for STEM: https://cosmos-ucop.ucdavis.edu/app/main
·Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP): http://www.princeton.edu/pupp/
•Duke University: http://summersession.duke.edu/highschool-students
•Thomas Aquinas College Ca.: https://thomasaquinas.edu/admission/high-schoolsummer-program
•Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Program: http://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/pre-college
•Cornell: https://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/
•Bezos Scholars: http://www.bezosfamilyfoundation.org/scholar
•Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars for Hispanic and Latino students, free of charge: https://summer.uchicago.edu/high-school/neubauer-summer-scholars 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, REMINDERS AND DEADLINES

Quick checklist of A-G Requirements to attend CSU or UC:  (all grades earned must be “C” or better) For more detailed information, see Downey A-G college checklist/worksheet link under “other information”.  See your academic counselor for a copy of your unofficial transcript.
4 years of CP English
3 years of Math (Algebra, Geometry, Advance Algebra)
2 years of Lab Science (CP Bio, CP Chem)
2 years of Social Studies (CP World History, CP US History)
2 years of SAME Foreign Language
1 year of Visual Performing Art (Art, Dance, Drama, Photo, Ceramics, Band, Music, Choir)
1 year of CP elective

 

●SAVE THE DATE! Financial Aid Presentation at Downey! Tuesday, January 30th in Room 1 and Cafeteria from 5:30pm - 7pm. Stay tuned for more info coming soon!

●Historically Black Colleges and Universities:  Apply to one or all 43 HBCU with one application and only pay one $35.00 application fee.  Visit http://www.edonline.com/cq/hbcu/alphabet.htm  for application and more information.

●PSAT Test Results Coming Soon! Students should be able to view their PSAT test results online via their Collegeboard account.  When hard copy score results arrive, they will be given to English teachers for distribution to students. New!—Khan Academy is partnering with College Board to use your PSAT results to create a custom SAT Practice for you! Check out: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

US Marines Corp “Semper-Fidelis All-American program—must be 11th grade, 3.5 or higher GPA, active in community service, play a competitive team sport, hold a student or community leadership position. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2018. For more information: https://sfaap.marines.com

CSU East Bay Education Summit for First Generation, African American, Asian American, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander students and their families on Saturday, February 3 from 9am— 1pm. For more information http://www.csueastbay.edu/events/education-summit

Scholarships: Research and apply for all the scholarships you can! Check out Modesto City Schools Scholarship Bulletin on a regular bases for posting of monthly scholarships (see link under “Scholarships”)

●MJC New Student Days will be held on April 14 & June 14.  Students will have the opportunity to complete the application, orientation, assessment and advising steps in order to register completely for MJC. There will be counselors, financial aid advisors and lots of help there to answer all of your questions. No cost to attend, no pre-registration required.

●Great website that is free to all users is www.californiacolleges.edu.  It lists all 2 and 4 year colleges in California, allowing you to compare and contrast them, gives great tips regarding cost, size, application, financial aid, etc.  Be sure to check out this website


SCHOLARSHIPS

Research and apply for all the scholarships you can! Check out Modesto City Schools Scholarship Bulletin on a regular bases for posting of monthly scholarships!
www.monet.k12.ca.us/district/counseling-and-guidance/college-counseling/financial-aid

Scholarship searching???Naviance also has a great feature called “National Scholarship Search”. Log into your Naviance account, click on “Colleges” tab, scroll down to heading labeled “Scholarships and Money”, then click on “National Scholarship Search.”
Check out StudentScholarships.org: For a complete list of scholarships and application deadlines visit www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
Check out ScholarshipExperts.com: For complete list of scholarships and application deadlines visit www.scholarshipexperts.com
Check out Scholarhips4Students.com: For a complete list of scholarships and application deadlines visit www.scholarships4students.com
Check out Chegg.com: For a complete list of scholarships and application deadlines visit
www.chegg.com/scholarships
Check out Fastweb.com: This is a free scholarship matching service that once you create your profile will match you up with scholarships that are unique to you. Visit www.fastweb.com
Check out Cappex.com: This is a free scholarship matching service that once you create your profile
will match you up with scholarships that are unique to you. Visit www.cappex.com/scholarships
Check out Scholarships.com: This is a free scholarship matching service that once you create your profile will match you up with scholarships that are unique to you. Visit www.scholarships.com

Scholarship Tip: Once you've decided what college you will attend in the fall, be sure to check out the scholarships that are being offered by the college/university you chose. The single largest source of scholarships comes from the colleges themselves. Always check the financial aid/scholarship link at the websites of the colleges you want to attend. It might make a difference in which college you choose.

Scholarship Tip: Corporations or unions that your parents work for often sponsor scholarships for dependent children. Ask your parents to check with their company or union to see if scholarships are offered through their workplace.

 

FINANCIAL AID

SAVE THE DATE! Financial Aid Presentation at Downey! Will be held Tuesday, January 30th in Room 1 and Cafeteria from 5:30pm - 7pm. More info coming soon!

FAFSA applications are available to fill out online from October 1st – March 2nd. Both you and one parent will EACH need a Federal Student Aid identification number (FSA ID#) when you file your FAFSA. You and your parent can register for your FSA ID# NOW at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.  For video help filling out the FAFSA app go to:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt6-cCbeCbI.  Remember deadline to file your FAFSA is March 2, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!  NOTE: If you do not have a social security number, you will need to fill out the Cal Dream Act Application at: https://dream.csac.ca.gov

Cal Grant GPA verification: Our school district office electronically submits GPA verifications for ALL seniors to the California Student Aid Commission. I’ve heard of graduates not receiving their Cal Grants because they failed to report a hyphenated last name or two last names. Be careful of this...as ultimately it is your responsibility to make sure your legal name, address, birth date and other personal information on your transcript and PowerSchool account is accurate. If you discover an error, please notify the counseling office ASAP, otherwise the state may reject your FAFSA submission and you risk NOT qualifying for Financial Aid/Cal Grants. NOTE: IT’S IMPORTANT THAT THE SAME PERSONAL INFORMATION IS CORRECTLY POSTED ON BOTH YOUR COLLEGE & FAFSA APPLICATIONS!

CSS Profile: Some private universities require that you fill out the CSS Profile to be considered for financial aid. (CSU and UC do NOT require this form!) Many of these CSS profile deadlines are approaching! Please visit https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org  to see if your college requires this form and then check individual college websites for deadlines.

 

TESTING

SAT/ACT: Seniors you’re done with this!  Juniors…It’s your turn!!! If you plan to apply to four year colleges, NOW is the time to register online and take the SAT/ACT (writing required if planning to apply to UC and some private colleges).  All SAT/ACT testing must be completed by December 2018 if applying to a CSU or UC campus, however some colleges such as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Long Beach, San Diego State and Chico State want October test date scores. Oh, don’t forget to print your admission ticket & bring a photo I.D. to the testing site!
SAT www.collegeboard.org
SAT Test Date:    March 10            May 5                   June 2
Register By:         February 9          April 6                   May 3

ACT www.actstudent.org
ACT Test Date:   February 10        April 14               June 9
Register By:         January 12          March 9               May 4

SAT Subject Tests:If applying to a UC, SAT Subject Tests are NO longer required, but recommended if you plan to major in math, science or engineering. The subject tests must be in different subject areas. If you choose Math as a subject test, it must be Level 2. To view which UC colleges are recommending subject tests visit: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/requirements/examination-requirement/SAT-subject-tests/index.html

What’s a good test score? Depends on where you are applying, what you’re major is, and how competitive the college is! Check out “scattergrams” on your Naviance account to see how your test scores compare to other students from Downey for each college you are interested in! 

Sending test scores: If you want your SAT scores sent to multiple CSU’s or UC's, all you have to do is enter one CSU or UC campus code when you register or include it on the answer sheet of your test and it will be sent to all 23 CSU campuses or all 9 UC campuses. ACT scores will have to be sent individually to each CSU/UC you applied to. NOTE:CSU’s will “Super Score” and take the highest math and reading SAT test score from multiple test dates. UC’s will ONLY take the highest SAT test score from one sitting.

AP testing:  Here's a question that often gets asked:  Will my AP test scores earn me college credits at every university?  Many UC and CSU campuses accept AP exam scores of 3, 4 or 5.  Some private colleges handle these scores differently.  It's strongly recommended you check individual college websites to determine how credit is awarded.  To view AP credit policies by universities, go to: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/creditandplacement/search-credit-policies

 

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

●The CSU and UC college application submission period is now CLOSED! 

●Remember it’s your responsibility to know your PRIVATE OR OUT OF STATE college application deadlines and meet them!!!

 

COLLEGE REP VISITS

College Visits to Downey: Juniors interested in learning more about specific colleges and universities are invited to attend their presentations about their campus.  Listen/read daily bulletin for dates and times of visits.  You must sign up in the Career Center ahead of time and get clearance from your teacher to attend, otherwise you risk their consequences.  All visits will be held in the Career Center unless otherwise stated. Once you sign up, it’s your responsibility to remember since NO passes will be sent to your class reminding you to attend the presentation. 

 

ATHLETES NEWS

Athletes planning to participate in a Division 1 or Division 11 college sport, must be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse (see NCAA link to register online). Students should start this process no later than the spring of their junior year in high school. NOTE: NCAA will NOT accept classes taken in ESS or SS, so you will need to retake D/F classes in your schedule. (see NCAA link)

It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the Clearinghouse has the following documents:
●A signed student release form and payment fee
●An official transcript mailed directly to Clearinghouse from every high school attended (see
Debbie in Records Office room 8 for your official transcript)
●SAT or ACT scores have to be sent to the Clearinghouse by the student

SENIORS and JUNIORS: If you plan to play a Division I or Division II sport in college, you must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse and meet their course & test requirements (see NCAA link). Download the online form, fill it out, then send it with your official transcript to NCAA office or take a copy of the completed form to Debbie Garrett, our registrar in room 8. She can forward the form and a copy of your official transcript to the Clearinghouse. It’s your responsibility to request the registrar send follow up transcripts as needed by NCAA Clearinghouse. NOTE: You can have your SAT/ACT scores sent directly to the NCAA clearinghouse by using code 9999, otherwise it’s your responsibility to submit an order through ACT/SAT website to have them send all your SAT/ACT test scores to the Clearinghouse. We do NOT send them from Downey.

 

NAVIANCE

REGISTER FOR NAVIANCE! To get started, stop by the career center to get your registration code and instruction sheet from the Naviance Binder on the counter. Then go to the following link https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=downey and register.

What is Naviance? Navianceis a powerful tool to help guide you through the sometimes confusing path of college and careers. It is designed to help you plan and prepare for YOUR future! For example, you can create your student profile, research colleges and careers, create a resume, find scholarships and learn more about yourself and what interests you through our career and personality inventories. Whether you plan to attend a college or vocational/trade/tech school, go into the military or work right after high school, visit the Naviance site regularly and become familiar with the many resources available to help you stay at the top of your game

Here's a question that gets asked often: How do I find colleges that will best fit my major and areas of interest? Visit Naviance!!! (see link on this webpage) If you take the "Career Interest Profiler" it will match you to careers that best suit your personality and strengths. It also provides a list of career possibilities and colleges that have majors which match your interests. So not only is Naviance is a great web based internet program for students to use as a college search engine, but it’s also super to use for career searches.

►Every single student on this campus should have a Naviance/Family connection account!  To get started, stop by the career center to get your registration code and instructions from the Naviance Binder then go to web link and register (see Naviance link).  Make sure you’re accessing your account and using all that Naviance has to offer!  Listed below are some things you can do on Naviance:
*Create a personal profile
*Research colleges and careers
*College match
*Create a resume
*Take a personality test that will match you with careers
*Scholarship search (local & national)
*Scattergrams allow you to view your chance of acceptance at the college of your choice
*SAT test prep (FREE!)
*ACT test prep (FREE!)   
*And SO MUCH MORE!!!

►Don’t forget in Naviance, under the “Colleges Tab”, is a Scholarship list search tool.  You’ll see all the scholarships available from local, state and across the nation!  This is a GREAT resource at your fingertips!!!  USE IT!!!

 

MJC NEWS

New class for MJC bound students!College Skills 100 (COLSK 100) Great new course for the first time college student. Make a successful transition to MJC, learn about how to navigate college, make new friends, study skills, interaction with MJC faculty, counselors, and staff. Offered in spring & summer semester, 3 units CSU and UC transfer.

If you’re a senior and plan to attend MJC in the fall next year, you should think about enrolling in a MJC class this coming spring. Taking an MJC class in the spring of your senior year, will give you an earlier registration appointment date for fall enrollment. Before you can register for class(es), visit MJC website at www.mjc.edu then click on “apply now” to apply online and set up your account.

Interested in getting a jump start on college credits?  Many students opt to take a course or two at MJC during their sophomore, junior and/or senior year in high school. Tuition is waived for high school students, but only students who are on track to graduate and have demonstrated that they can handle the additional coursework, do well with dual enrollment. Most courses in 100 level are transferable to CSU’s, UC’s and many private universities.

What do I do first to take MJC coursework right NOW?  Make sure you first apply on MJC website at www.mjc.edu  then print out & complete the following high school petition form at http://www.mjc.edu/studentservices/enrollment/applyforadmission.php. Once the form is filled out, give it to the College Counselor or Principal for approval/signature, then submit the form to MJC Enrollment Office for processing. Remember classes taken at MJC are free while you’re still in high school!! Suggested courses to take: Guidance 110, Guidance 111 (for students who don’t know what to major in) Health 110, Music Appreciation 101, History 101 or 102, College Skills 100, Public Speaking 100 and various elective classes. To find MJC course schedule, click on the “magnifying glass” in upper right hand corner of MJC homepage and see what is being offered each semester.

►Taking the SAT and/or ACT is NOT required if you plan to attend MJC or any other California Community/Junior College. You MUST however, take the Math & English assessment in the spring, if you plan to apply in the fall. (See below for NEW MUTIPLE MEASURES NOW IN PLACE AT MJC)!

NEW Multiple Measures for Assessment at MJC!
MJC is now accepting new assessment options which may exempt students from having to take the Math and English placement tests. Your EAP, SAT, ACT or AP test scores may also show you’re ready for college level Math and English classes at MJC. Visit the following website for more detailed information: https://www.mjc.edu/studentservices/finaid/testing/multiplemeasures.php

If you still have questions about MJC, stop by the career center on Tuesday’s or Thursday’s during your lunch period or afterschool, to speak to our MJC TRIO representative.

 

FINANCIAL AID INFO

Register for FSA ID#
FSA ID# FAQ

What is FAFSA?
Homepage of Federal Student Aid
APPLY for FAFSA HERE =Free App for Federal Student Aid
Written steps to filling out FAFSA
Video Help - 2018-19 Full WalkThrough of FAFSA
Video Help -Overview for Filling Out a FAFSA
Video Help -Correcting your FAFSA
Video Help in Spanish-Correcting Your FAFSA
Video: What to do if selected for FAFSA Verification???

Cal DREAM ACT Application

CSS - Finanical Aid Profile for Private Colleges

Video: Understanding Your Financial Aid Letter
Video: How to Compare Finanical Aid Offers
College Financial Aid Comparison Shopping Sheet
US Dept of Ed: College Affordability

FAFSA Tools and Resources
FAFSA Help/Contact Info/FAQ

Financial Aid 101
Financial Aid Checklist
Student Guide to Financial Aid

California Student Aid Commission
(FAFSA appl, Dream Act App, CalGrant GPA verification form)

Cal Grant Log In & Account
(Info, Award Detail, Acct. Registration)

Ineligible Cal Grant Schools

Board of Gov (BOG) Tuition Fee
(Waiver for Community Colleges)



SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES

Modesto City Schools Scholarship Bulletin

Studentaid.ed.gov/scholarship
FastWeb.com
Cappex.com
Chegg.com

Scholarships.com
ScholarshipExperts.com
Studentscholarships.org

GoodCall.com
ScholarshipGuidance.com
Scholarships4Students
ChristianConnector.com

CAREER EXPLORATION

Modesto City Schools Career Education Program
Modesto City Schools ROP Course Catalog
Modesto City Schools ROP FAQ

Jumpstart Reality Check
Vocational/Trade/Tech School Search
Bureau of Labor Occupational & Career Handbook

Mapping Your Future
Who Do U Want 2B? Career Guide
California Career Center
California Career Cafe
Career Crusing
CA Career Zone -Assessment Tool

California Careers -Overview

Personality Test 1
Personality Test 2

Job Corps

Military Careers



ATHLETE SEARCHES

Athletic Aid

NCAA Registration/Eligibility Center
NCAA Homepage

NCAA - Guide for College Bound Athlete
(eligibility, requirements, worksheets, forms)
NCAA -Quick Reference Guide
Eligibility Requirements 2016 & later

NAIA Registration - Eligibility Center
NAIA Homepage - National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics



OTHER INFORMATION

Naviance FAQ
Naviance Student/Parent Guide & Instructions
Naviance Teacher User Guide
Naviance Student/Parent Log-In
Naviance Teacher/Admin Log-In

Daily Bulletin

College Application & Finanial Aid Checklist/Calendar

Downey's CSU/UC Approved A-G Course List

Downey High A-G College Checklist/ Worksheet

TDHS Grad Requirements & CSU/UC Requirements

Video - How to Read TDHS Transcript

Transcript Requests

School Profile

GPA calculator

National College Naviagator Search Tool

National College Search Tool

National College & Career Exploration

Official Source for College and Career Planning in California

CollegeBoard Big Future - Free Comprehensive college planning website

CSU College Planning Calendar by Grade Level

Western Undergrad Exchange (WUE)

FAQ about WUE