December 2021

Happy Holiday Season!

News Flash!

Some college application deadlines have been extended!

CSUs-December 15, 2021, to 11:59 p.m. PST

  • San Diego State
  • San Jose State
  • Fresno State
  • Cal State LA
  • Cal Poly Pomona

Visit the Priority Application Deadline page to view other CSU campus deadlines.

EOP deadlines

Students who expressed interest and the intention to apply to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) on Cal State Apply for fall 2022 should check individual campus EOP application and documents deadlines on the EOP Admission by Term website. Document deadlines include letter of recommendations. Students can still go back into Cal State Apply to indicate they are interested in applying for EOP if they haven’t missed the campus’s deadline.

UCs-Deadline to apply is January 7, 2022 to 11:59 p.m. PST

  • UC Merced only

Priority Application period for California Community Colleges is NOW!

Apply to take part in the RTG (Registration to Go) process which gives you priority registration and support along the way.

Class of 2022-Scroll to the end to find information just for you!

High School


Click here for the full 2021-2022 calendar

Oct. 1st-March 2nd FAFSA and CADAA application period

December 10th- High school Enrichment/Dual Enrollment-College's last day of Fall semester

Please request official transcripts to be sent to

January 7th-Last day of Yosemite Valley/Monarch River Fall semester. Remember, semester grades are used to earn credit toward graduation, calculate your GPA, and are part of your permanent high school transcript.

Want to take a college class in Spring 2022?

Interested in taking college classes while still in high school or middle school in Spring 2022? Turn in High School Enrichment/Concurrent Enrollment applications to your HST ASAP by December 10th.

New to the Concurrent Enrollment process? Learn more by checking out these resources:

Did you know Central Valley Schools have Podcasts?

December Holiday Podcast PACE Podcast -Episode 4 - Hard/Soft Skills and Job Corps Alumni

If you have missed other episodes, check out our YouTube Channel: Click Here!

Social-Emotional Resources

Headspace for Teens

Headspace is now free for all teens in the US. If you’re between the ages of 13–18 years old in the US, click below to learn more and how to sign up for Headspace for free through our partners:

Sign yourself up through Peer Health Exchange



Register your account! You're missing out on a great tool to help match your interests and skills to college and career opportunities! You can research on your own, or with your peers at one of my live sessions! Student login information was sent to your student school-based email. You can also click on the live links above to take you videos on how to complete each step.

Counseling Corner Live!

Join Mrs. Marroquin, your high school counselor, Tuesdays from 12-12:30 pm here for once a month, grade-level college and career exploration!

  • 11th graders meet 1st Tuesdays
  • 10th graders meet 2nd Tuesdays
  • 9th graders meet 3rd Tuesdays
  • drop-in office hours 4th Tuesdays


  • "Registering your account" See the recording here.


  • "Understanding Financial Aid". See the recording here.
  • "Introduction to Financial Aid" and "The Cost of College" See the recording here.


  • Scholarships


  • Your high school transcript

Taking the SAT or ACT?

While UC (University of California), CSU (California State University), and many private colleges are not requiring the SAT or ACT for admission, some colleges may use scores for placement and some scholarships may request scores with applications. Please research whether the SAT or ACT will benefit you!

  • Check here to see if your school requires test scores.
  • Click here for information about Fee Waivers.
  • Go here for free SAT prep from the College Board and Khan Academy!

See our Important Dates Calendar here for registration dates, deadlines, and test dates.


4 year college not for you? Interested in learning about other Post-Secondary Options?


Job Corps is the largest, FREE vocational program that offers training in over 82 Career Options at 123 centers across the U.S!

Job Corps Cohort – Open to All High School and Middle School Students interested in learning about the largest, FREE Vocational Program!

Click Here for Details ++ Zoom Link:

College & Career Cohort – Open to All High School and Middle School Students interested in learning about Post-Secondary options, while working on Resume, Cover Letter, Application Help, Interviewing Skills, and more!

Click Here for Details ++ Zoom Link:

Job Corps Fair-missed the live session? Watch the recording here

Questions? Email to find out more about Job Corps!

Career and Technical Education Careers at your local Adult School

Many adult schools offer great job training programs for high school graduates! Programs are free or low-cost compared to private technical colleges. Check out the following links to find an Adult Education Center near you!

State Center Adult Education Consortium

Sequoia Adult Education Consortium

Gateway Adult Education Network

Salinas Valley Adult Education Programs

Adult School Spotlight

Clovis Adult School Presentation @ "Your Future Friday"12/3

Clovis Adult School has great job training programs in Business and Health, including Nurse Assistant, Home Health Aide, and Vocational Nurse. Programs cost less than private schools and qualify for Financial Aid assistance. Click here for more information.

Watch the recording here.

College Spotlight-Fresno City College

What can Fresno City College offer you? Watch the video!

Did you know Fresno City College ...

  • was the first California Community College established and second in the nation
  • is a Hispanic-Serving Institution
  • has the largest nursing program in California
  • boasts nationally recognized student organizations such as Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • houses the Leon S. Peters Honors Program
  • offers transfer agreements to select University of California and California State University campuses.

FCC offers an excellent education at a price you can afford. Take classes on campus or online. Are you in a hurry to graduate and transfer? Join one of the 25-month programs with guaranteed class placement. Need a job now? FCC offers certifications and training.


FCC offers Associate in Science (AS) and Associate in Arts (AA) degrees. Many degrees include a guaranteed transfer to four-year institutions - Associate Degree for Transfer (AST and AAT).

  • View the list of Majors offered at Fresno City College.


Fire and Police

The Police Academy is renowned for its offerings for cadets as well as professional growth. The Fire Academy was founded in 1992 and is rated as one of the number one Fire Academies.


The Career & Technology Center offers several training programs ranging from 20 to 30 weeks. This is perfect for hands-on application and to be ready to work in the industry within weeks.

The Applied Technology Division offers an AS degree in Automotive Technology and several certificates for those who need college credit including GM ASEP.


The Career & Technology Center's Industrial Program offers two trainings: Warehouse Technician that can be completed in 12 weeks, and the Maintenance Mechanic which is a 30-week program.

Training Institute

The Training Institute provides career training, professional development, continuing education, online programs, and corporate training. Their programs include:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Electrocardiogram EKG training
  • RN review and skills practice
  • CPR for healthcare providers
  • Mammography
  • Farm labor CE
  • Online courses in Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, SQL programming, Purchasing, and much more...

Workforce Development

The Career & Technology Center (CTC) provides training based upon industry needs at a low cost. No high school diploma required. Includes job placement services.

Watch a video about all FCC has to offer you here!

Apply now!



Class of 2022-Check out “Your Future Fridays!” with your high school counselor, Mrs. Marroquin. Sessions held each Friday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am here. See the flyer here.

December Sessions:

  • Friday 12/3: Clovis Adult School CTE Programs Watch the recording here.
  • Friday 12/10: Community College-Fresno City RTG watch the video here.
  • Friday 12/17: Drop-in Office Hours

Past Session Topics-click on links for recordings

Applying to College 101

Click on this button to go to the College Board and Big Future's amazing resource for applying to college! Get all your questions answered here!

How do I apply to...?

CA Community College Applying for Admission|

  • The priority application period for the Fall 2022 semester: October 1st -December 3rd.

CSU Fresno State, Monterey Bay, Stanislaus and all other California State Universities:

Colleges using the Common Application: An application guide for first-time students

I've what??

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA)! All graduating students need to fill out one of these forms to be eligible for any federal and state financial aid, including the California Promise (2 years of free community college)! Whether you are looking to go to a university, college, or technical/vocational school, don't miss out on free money!!

Financial Aid and the FAFSA/CADAA See slides here and recording here.

Cash for College Workshops-register here for free webinars from the California Student Aid Commission.

  • Need a letter of recommendation? Make an appointment with me using the button below.
  • Need an unofficial copy of your transcript? Ask your HST or email me.
  • Need an official copy of your transcript? Request one here.
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Hungry for Education scholarship

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident, grades and essay.

Deadline: December 11, 2021

Burger King Scholars Scholarship

Attend a 2 or 4 year college, min. GPA 2.5, min. SAT & ACT scores see websites for more information.

Deadline: December 15, 2021

Foot Locker Athletes

Be entering college in the Fall of 2022 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree; currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community-based sports, minimum GPA of 3.0

Deadline: December 17, 2021

View the Central Schools Scholarship Bulletin

Our scholarship bulletin provides links to help you search for National, Statewide, and Local scholarships.