College & Career Update

Royal High School Counseling Department

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Class of 2022 Seniors

We are very proud of the resiliency you have shown over the past two school years and now as you work hard in your senior year and prepare for your post-secondary goals. Our College & Career Advisor position is vacant at this time and SVUSD is actively working to secure a replacement to provide you with support with exploring options, college applications, scholarships and more. As soon as a new C&C Advisor is in place, we will communicate that to you.

Along with this list below, we encourage all college-bound seniors to attend the following online events:

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:

Mrs. Guy - Seniors Last Names A-Di

Mrs. Graf - Seniors Last Names Do-Le

Dr. Burton - Seniors Last Names Li-Re

Mrs. Intlekofer - Seniors Last Names Ri-Z

Mr. Dobson - Assistant Principal

Mrs. Schwartz - Counseling Secretary

Ms. McKnight - Registrar

Royal Counseling Department Homepage

2. Review the recent UC and CSU Video Presentations:

Last month, SVUSD held a series of Zoom sessions to educate seniors on key information for the UC and CSU admissions process. Those videos can be viewed here:

3. Review the Common App Video Resource

Click here to view a helpful video on the Common App process.

4. Complete your Senior Naviance Tasks

Each year, SVUSD high school students complete important Naviance tasks that help them prepare for their post-secondary goals. Seniors this year will complete the tasks listed in this slide deck. Please click below and review the slides. If you have a questions or need assistance, contact your counselor.

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 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):! 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: Everyone should apply!!!

For a step by step guide on filling out the FAFSA, click here.

_____ 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

The following are local resources available to you to pursue vocational, trade, and straight-to-work programs:

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

Laurus College


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

Military Enlistment and Careers

There is a vast array of career options and programs within our United States military. For information and to connect with local recruitment offices for the branches of our United States Armed Forces, click the following links:

Still trying to figure it all out? Naviance can help.

The "Self Discovery" tab in Naviance has assessments and information you can access to learn more about yourself, your talents and skills, and possible career paths. To learn more, log into Naviance. You can also view this informational video to learn more about the Self Discovery feature.