College & Career Update
Royal High School Counseling Department
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Class of 2022 Seniors
Along with this list below, we encourage all college-bound seniors to attend the following online events:
- Common Application Workshop on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6 PM (Zoom Link Here)
- CSU Application Workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 6 PM (Zoom Link Here)
- UC Application Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 6 PM (Registration Link Here)
Specific for Moorpark College-bound Seniors:
- Moorpark College Guided Pathways Virtual Open House on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 5:00 PM (Click HERE to register)
- Campus Tour at Moorpark College on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 4:00 PM (Sign Up Here)
Also, be sure to review the Fall Virtual College Fair Site (event held in September). Recordings for the sessions from that night are linked and you can reach out to reps from schools you are interested in by clicking each school's icon.
Please Review this List of Senior "To Do's" for Fall 2021
1. Reach out to our Counselors for any assistance you need:
2. Review the recent UC and CSU Video Presentations:
4. Complete your Senior Naviance Tasks
The tasks are:
SuperMatch College Search
Apply to College
Search and Apply for Scholarships
5. Review this Senior Checklist for Fall 2021
_____ ALL STUDENTS: Login to Naviance.com. Use this website to research careers, colleges, and financial aid. Your transcripts and recommendation letters are submitted through Naviance!
_____ Community College Applicants: If your plan is to attend Moorpark College (or other community college), then transfer to a 4-year, you will note that in Naviance and apply directly through that college. Please be advised that Community College Applications are not due until the Spring (usually we recommend in March). Please review the IGETC Info.
_____ SAT / ACT: As of September 2021, all California UC/CSU schools are NOT REQUIRING SAT/ACT test scores for admissions decisions, however, test scores could be used when awarding scholarships. It is your responsibility to contact the admissions and financial aid offices for out-of-state or private universities for their testing requirements. Most are test-optional due to the pandemic.
_____ College Applications: Be sure you meet A-G Requirements for 4-year colleges in California (and if applicable, NCAA eligibility for athletics). There are FOUR types of admissions: Early Action, Early Decision, Regular Decision, and Rolling Admissions. Early Decision is a “binding” agreement! Early Action means priority admission. Be attentive to deadlines (you cannot be late), because colleges are not flexible about admissions deadlines (you do not need to wait for letters of rec or transcripts before you submit your applications).
_____ College & Scholarship Essays: Not all colleges require essays, but it is essential to prepare early and get feedback from teachers/counselors to polish your essays before submitting. Save any essays you write, as you may be able to use them again. Excellent resources are available online (e.g. CollegeBoard, The Princeton Review and U.S.News and The College Essay Guy).
_____ Letters of Recommendation: If your college and/or scholarship applications require letters of recommendation, be sure to give your teachers and counselors at least 2 weeks turnaround time and make sure your Brag Sheet is completed in Naviance. If recommendation letters are not required for your apps, it is still helpful to complete the brag sheet for your own application process.
_____ Counselor Evaluation Forms & Secondary School Reports: Typically these are required for Common Apps. Inform your School Counselor of the deadline dates for your apps! Please be courteous by providing at least 2 weeks advance notice. Requests submitted without such notice are not guaranteed to be completed by the deadline.
_____ Transcripts: It is your responsibility to request official transcripts to be sent to your colleges. Complete the Transcript Request online through Naviance and follow up with your counselor via email. Some schools only require Final Transcripts (e.g. UC and CSU), while others require initial, mid-year, and final transcripts (CommonApp). Any school credit earned outside of SVHS or SVUSD summer school (ie: OFL, Moorpark or other community college), you will need to submit a transcript directly from that institution when requested by the colleges you are applying to.
_____ FAFSA: FREE Application for Federal Student Aid! Apply Online (as early as October 1st, but get it done before the priority deadline of March 1st): www.fafsa.ed.gov! If you are not a US citizen, but have attended school in California for three years, only apply directly for CalGrant through the California Dream Act here: https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ Everyone should apply!!!
_____ Financial Aid and Scholarship information can be found on our CCC website, as well as all of the Financial Aid websites of your prospective colleges. Naviance also has a scholarship match and list tool!
Ventura County Community Foundation awards over one hundred thousand dollars every year to Ventura County High School Students. Research the scholarships and apply! The online application portal opens at the end of November and closes in January. There is even a scholarship that will give priority to Simi Valley residents. Browse the scholarships here.
_____ Choose Your College: Once you have received acceptances and Financial Aid Award Letters (typically by March) from your prospective colleges, then decide on where you want to attend. Make sure you update your school of choice in Naviance, so we know where to send your final transcript by clicking on Home page > Colleges > Colleges I’m Applying to > College I’m Attending.
6. Securing your Letters of Recommendation:
The UC and CSU schools do not require, nor do they accept letters of recommendation. However, many private schools, out-of-state schools, and scholarships schools do.
1. In Naviance, click "COLLEGES" tab at the top > then click "APPLY TO COLLEGE" > then click "LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION" > then click "ADD REQUEST"
2. Select the Teacher from the Drop Down Menu > then Select the Colleges you would like that Teacher to write the letter > then write the Teacher a note > then Click "SUBMIT REQUEST"
3. Repeat for each Teacher you would like to write you a LOR
Each College requests different amounts of LORs.
Once you request your teacher LOR, you will no longer have anything to do with them. The teacher will submit on Naviance and it will be automatically sent to your college application. You can check the progress of these LORs in your Naviance on the LOR request page.
Need a Counselor LOR? = Email & Ask Your counselor to write one for you
...But what if I do not plan to attend a two or four-year college or university and my goals are career or military focused??
Career and Vocational Programs Information
Simi Institute for Careers & Education
Address: 1880 Blackstock Ave, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Phone: (805) 579-6200
Programs Offered: Medical Careers, Barbering & Cosmetology, Manufacturing Careers, Business & Computer Technology, Digital Graphics Careers, Real Estate Careers, Dental Careers
Degrees Offered: Certificates
Career Care Institute
Address: 2051 Solar Dr #100, Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: (805) 477-0660
Programs Offered: Dental Assisting, Limited Permit X-Ray Technician, Medical Assisting, Registered Nursing, Vocational Nursing
Degrees Offered: Certifications and Associate Degrees
CA Realty Training
Address: 2655 First St, Ste 150, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Phone: (888) 317-8740
California Institute of Locksmithing
Clinical Training Institute
Address: 2775 N Ventura Rd, Ste 213, Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: (805) 850-1530
Programs Offered: Phlebotomy Technician and Medical Coding
Contractors State License Schools
Address: 2734 Johnson Drive Suite 204, Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 650-9737
Programs Offered: General Engineering Contractor, General Building Contractor, Specialty Contractors (Electrical, Flooring, Welding, Concrete, Drywall, and much more)
Address: 30423 Canwood St, Ste 201, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Phone: (818) 994-7425
Covered 6 Security Academy
Address: 868 Patriot Dr, Unit C, Moorpark, CA 93021
Phone: (805) 926-2055
Programs Offered: Physical Security Specialist Program, Executive Protection Program, Cyber Security Technician Program
GSF Driving & Truck Training School
Address: 16211 Filbert St, Sylmar, CA 91342
Phone: (747) 253-0153
Address: 2351 Lockwood St, Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: (805) 267-1690
Programs Offered: Business Systems, Digital Arts and Computer Animation, Information Technology Systems Management, Medical Billing and Coding, Web Design and Development
Degrees Offered: Occupational Associate (OA) Degrees and Bachelor of Science (BS) Degrees
Modern Beauty Academy
Address: 699 S C St, Oxnard, CA 93030
Phone: (805) 483-4994
Programs Offered: Manicuring, Cosmetology, Barbering, Barbering Crossover
Trinity School of Nursing
Address: 5500 Telegraph Rd, Ste 145, Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 654-1500
Programs Offered: Nurse Assistant Program (CNA), Home Health Aide
Degrees Offered: Certifications
Ventura Adult & Continuing Education
Address: 5200 Valentine Rd, Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: (805) 289-7925
Programs Offered: Accounting, Business, Computer-Aided Drafting and Design, Computer Applications/Graphics, Computer Systems Technology, Digital Multimedia, Medical Back and Front Office
Degrees Offered: Certificates
Ventura Training Institute
Address: 2320 Wankel Way, Oxnard, CA 93030
Phone: (805) 385-5485
Programs Offered: Nurse Assistant, Home Health Aide, IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal
Degrees Offered: Certificates