ERHS College Center 2021-2022

August/September 2021- Newsletter 1

Welcome back Class of 2022!

I'm so excited to be able to work with each of you this school year- in person :-) and help you towards achieving your dreams and goals as you finish your high school career. Senior year is an exciting and memorable time in every adolescent's life, my goal is to support you and guide you in the college application process and cycle. We all know and have heard enough stories about how stressful senior year can be, with college apps looming, writing personal statements, figuring out financial aid and making tough decisions once you get admitted. I'm here to help you sort out all of the bumps that you may come across, we are a team and together we got this. Please stay connected by checking your Schoology groups, the College Center website, and this newsletter. I look forward to a great year with you!

Mrs. Marquez

New Opportunities & Updates

1. Join the Mayor's Youth Council!

Are you passionate about your community? Would you love to engage in discussions about the future of Los Angeles? Intertesed in meeting other young people dedicated to public service? Join the Mayor's Youth Council!

Deadline is Friday September 24th

Seniors, read the announcements below!

2. Saturday September 25th from 9AM-11PM, I am hosting a Financial Aid Presentation and College Application Workshop. See the flyer attached. The Zoom link is:

3. Wednesday September 29th, the College Center will host a Virtual Personal Statement Workshop from 2:30-4pm by Hanah from the College Essay Guy. See the flyer attached. Sign Up at the link:

4. The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marines will be in the College Center next Wednesday September 29th at 11am (U.S. Navy) and 1pm (U.S. Marines) offering a presentation on their opportunities. Sign up at the link:

5. More colleges have scheduled their visits, such Rhode Island School of Design, USC, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, Grinnell College, and Woodbury. Sign Up at the link:

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Get personalized practice recommendations for the skills you'll need for the SAT, plus eight official practice exams from College Board.

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College Application Checklist

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Application Opens October 1st- Deadline November 30th

23 CSU Campuses in California

Each application is $70

4 Application Fee Waivers are available for students that meet the income criteria

Application Opened August 1st- Deadline November 30th

9 UC Campuses in California

Each Application fee is $70

4 application fee waivers available for students that meet the income criteria

Application Opened August 1st- Deadlines vary for every college or university that you add to the Common Application


We're excited to be partnering with College Essay Guy this year to offer you a number of awesome college application resources and virtual workshops.

Eagle Rock High School students can join any or all of the live online courses listed below:

  • Supplemental Essay Weekend Crash Course: (August 31 & September 2)

  • Supplemental Essay Weekend Crash Course (Oct 2 & 3)

  • UC Personal Insight Question Course (Oct 9, 16, & 23)

Here’s how to register:

  1. Go to this registration page.

  2. Enter your name and email.

  3. Decide which workshops you’d like to join for.

  4. You’re done! Put the dates and time in your calendar, and keep an eye on your email with next steps and instructions for the assignments to complete and how to join the live events.

Quick info on College Essay Guy:

  • Ethan wrote the current bestselling book on the personal statement, College Essay Essentials

  • He’s well-regarded in the college admissions field and is considered one of the go-to resources on college essays

  • His website has hundreds of free resources for applying to college

  • He has a cool podcast!

In case you’re curious, this syllabus maps out what Ethan will cover during the summer personal statement boot camp.

Can’t make the live course dates? You’ll have access to the courses through the end of the year, and recordings of the sessions will be available to all who sign up.


College Resources

UCLA Fall Open House

Saturday, Sep. 25th, 10am-3pm

This is an online event.

UCLA’s annual Fall Open House will be virtual this year and will take place from Saturday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday, September 30. To best serve students and their families, UCLA will offer programming on Saturday and in the evenings Monday through Thursday from 5-7PM. Students and their families will have an opportunity to gain insight about the admission process, learn more about the incredible academic opportunities available to them, participate in student panels, virtually tour campus and experience Bruin pride firsthand.

Registration is required, students can make a reservation here.
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LACC Dual Enrollment Courses @ ERHS

Deadline to enroll Friday August 27th

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ERHS Brag Sheet

Please complete this Senior Brag Sheet completely and carefully. The information you provide will be used to help your counselor and teachers write your letter of recommendation for colleges. Download and type into the form.

College Counseling Meeting Sign Up

Sign Up to have a college counseling session with Ms. Marquez.