University of California
Class of 2018
Nicole Castro(951) 696-1408 Ext. 5772A 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 toMurrieta Valley High School. Go NIGHTHAWKS:)
Fall Guidance Lesson Power PointMVHS College Parent Night Power PointFAFSA Line by Line Explained Power PointSAT 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 6/15/18News and Important DatesSeptember 11: Back to School NightSeptemebr 18-29: Guidance Lessons thru History ClassesSeptember 23: College Fair, Temecula Promenade MallSeptember 27: College Parent Night Night 6-8October 1: Cal State Application Submission opensOctober 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 ActivityOctober 17: Studio 94 will have free "sitting" sessions 1-4 pmOctober 28: ACT Test Date (sign-up by September 22)October 31: All students must complete their "sitting" session at Studio 94 for YearbookNovember 1: Senior Exit Interview (CHECK YOUR HAIKU AND 365 EMAIL for TIMES and ROOM Assignment)November 1:UC applicaitons submission opensNovember 4: SAT Test Date (sign-up by October 5)November 20-24: Thanksgiving BreakNovember 30: Cal State and UC submission for applicaiton CLOSEDecember 2: SAT Test Date (sing-up by November 2)December 9: ACT Test Date (sign-up by November 3)December 18-22: Finals WeekDecember 25-January 16: Winter BreakAlso check out our Guidance Activity Calendar for up to date College/University site visits
College and University InformationThere are 4 main types of University/College in California
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is a good SAT or ACT score?According to Cal States, a score range of 550 or higher for Englishand 570 or higher for Math is preferredFOR ACT, a score of 23 or higher reflects your readiness for college level curriculum.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
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)
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.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.Where can I find information about Scholarships?We have a Scholarship page on our Guidance WebsiteAlso, 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.