• University of California               

    Class of 2018

    Nicole Castro
     (951) 696-1408  Ext. 5772
    A little bit about me...I graduated from SDSU with my Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Science in Psychology and continued my studies at University of San Diego to receive my Masters in Counseling.  I have been a School Counselor for 15 years now, working in San Diego, Vista, and Moreno Valley Unified School Districts prior to coming to
    Murrieta Valley High School. Go NIGHTHAWKS:)



    Fall Guidance Lesson Power Point

    SAT and ACT Info  
     SAT Exam Date 2017-2018      ACT Exam Date 2017-2018  
     Exam Date Registration Deadline     Exam Date Registration Deadline 
     8/26/17  7/28/17    9/9/17  8/4/17
     10/7/17  9/8/17    10/28/17  9/22/17
     11/4/17  10/5/17    12/9/17  11/3/17
     12/2/17  11/2/17    2/10/18  1/12/18
     3/10/18  2/9/18    4/18/18  3/9/18
     5/5/18  4/6/18    6/9/18  5/4/18
     6/2/18  5/3/18    7/14/18  6/15/18
      News and Important Dates 
    September 11: Back to School Night
    Septemebr 18-29: Guidance Lessons thru History Classes
    September 23: College Fair, Temecula Promenade Mall 
    September 27: College Parent Night Night 6-8
    October 1: Cal State Application Submission opens
    October 1: Federal Financial Aid opens (ALL STUDENTS APPLY)
    October 7: SAT Test Date (sign-up by September 8)
    October 11: College Kick Off, School Wide Activity 
    October 17: Studio 94 will have free "sitting" sessions 1-4 pm
    October 28: ACT Test Date (sign-up by September 22)
    October 31: All students must complete their "sitting" session at Studio 94 for Yearbook
    November 1: Senior Exit Interview (CHECK YOUR HAIKU AND 365 EMAIL for TIMES and ROOM Assignment)
    November 1:UC applicaitons submission opens 
    November 4: SAT Test Date (sign-up by October 5)
    November 20-24: Thanksgiving Break
    November 30: Cal State and UC submission for applicaiton CLOSE
    December 2: SAT Test Date (sing-up by November 2)
    December 9: ACT Test Date (sign-up by November 3)
    December 18-22: Finals Week
    December 25-January 16: Winter Break
    Also check out our Guidance Activity Calendar for up to date  College/University site visits

    College and University Information

    There are 4 main types of University/College in California
    Nighthawk Frequently Asked Questions bird
    bird What is a good SAT or ACT score? 
    According to Cal States, a score range of 550 or higher for English
    and 570 or higher for Math is preferred
    FOR ACT,  a score of 23 or higher reflects your readiness for college level curriculum.
    Nighthawk  What is FAFSA and who needs to apply? 
    FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  EVERY 12th grade student (beginning in October) should complete it because it allows students to apply for more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds. Check out this video for info about the FAFSA and the resources VIDEO

    bird  How do I order Transcripts ?

    You must create an account on Parchment.  This is  how you will order Official and Unofficial Transcripts for Colleges, Military, or Work.  Official transcripts cost $3.50 and unofficial are free, however please give 24-48 hours to process request.  When you create an account, use your full name and birthday (as it appears on your ID)


     bird What is the College Kickoff Event happening on October 11th?  

    On October 11th, various schools throughout Riverside County will be partnering up to host this event.  The purpose of this district-wide high school event is to provide another opportunity for our students (grades 9-12) to receive guidance in planning for college and/or career by completing college applications, personal statements, FAFSA, Dream Act, Senior Culminating Project and/or practice for a college entrance exam with taking the PSAT for 10th grade.  The  goal is to provide all high school students the opportunity to participate in college readiness activities.
    bird When should I be signing up to meet with College representatives?
    NOW!! You should be signing up to meet with many college and universities who come visit our campus. Click on the Calendar, and sign-up with Mrs. Tarabilda in the Counseling Center.
    bird  Where can I find information about Scholarships? 
    We have a Scholarship page on our Guidance Website
    Also, Fastweb and Peterson.com are 2 website that allow you to do searches for Scholarship.  I encourage all students to complete the FAFSA. Many colleges will give scholarships based on completing the FAFSA








    Utilize CaliforniaColleges.edu for all your college/university searches

    Parents:  We will continue to utilize CaliforniaColleges.edu to help ALL students identify their interests and strengths, explore colleges and careers, as well creating a course study plan linked to the A-G college subject requirements.  Do not be deceived by the name, students can search for College/University in ALL states, outside of California on California Colleges.
    Please check out this website with your student.  There are timelines, scholarship, and FAFSA information also on this site. 







Last Modified on October 9, 2017