College and Career Center
Located in the back of the Library Media Center, Gunderson’s College & Career center has information on:
- SAT/ACT Testing Dates and Preparation
- Financial Aid
- CSU/UC requirements
- Community Service opportunities
- Career Opportunities
- Community Colleges
- R-40 Forms
- Job Information/Resume
- Independent College Directory
- and much much more…
Please stop by if you have any questions on college, career, jobs, or anything we can assist you on.Top
Going to CSU Next Fall?
Are you exempt? The California State University (CSU) requires you to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam prior to enrollment in the CSU unless you are exempt. To learn more about how you are exempt, or to register for the tests on the web, go to www.ets.org/csu.
NEW Redesigned PSAT and SAT Tests
The Redesigned SAT: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org
Official SAT Practice for the redesigned SAT by Khan Academy (FREE): https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
The Redesigned PSAT - Score reports will be available in mid-December. Find out what to expect: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores
Patricia Lopez is our Academic Counselor, working with 9-12th grades students, alpha: Kes-Rod. She provides academic guidance and assists students with exploring post-secondary options to help them become college and career ready. Her office is located near the Forum (in the Counseling Center). Ms. Lopez is on campus everyday from 8:30-3:30 p.m. She is available for drop-in counseling at lunch and after school every day or by appointment.
Angel Winn is our part-time Academic Counselor working with 9-12th grade students, alpha: Roj-Z. She provides academic guidance and assists students with exploring post-secondary options to help them become college and career ready. Her office is located near the Forum (in the Counseling Center). She is on campus Wednesday-Friday, 7:15-2:37 p.m.
Academic Counselor/G Plus
Judy Pataky-Hannon is our Academic Counselor, working with 9-12th grade students, alpha: A-Ker. She provides academic guidance and assists students with exploring post-secondary options to help them become college and career ready. Her office is located near the Forum (in the Counseling Center). Mrs. Pataky-Hannon is on campus every day from 8:00-3:00 p.m.
College & Career
Destination College Advisor
College & Career Technician
408-535-6340 x 61139
Her focus is to assist juniors and seniors in applying for scholarships, intership programs, and registering for college entrance exams. She also assists the student that attend SVCTE. Her office is located in the Library Media Venter, along with the college and career center. Stop by and see her for any questions!
- Applying to College
- Paying for College
Financial aid from the state that does not have to be repaid.
Free money students can receive from different organizations by filling out applications.
Borrowed money from the school or private institutions with varying interest rates that needs to be repaid.
work program through which you earn money while going to school in order to help you pay.
The FAFSA is a federal form students need to fill out in order to be eligible for federal financial aid. For more information, go to: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
Students can also go to FAFSA4caster to estimate their eligibility for federal student aid!
AB 540 Students
Want more information about the different types of financial aid? Go to http://studentaid.ed.gov/types
- College Links
Need information about college applications, testing, financial aid, scholarships and grants? Check out these helpful web sites!
- College Documents
Taking Classes at Community College
Gunderson High School students interested in taking a course at a community college must follow the community colleges admission/enrollment process. Please view the Gunderson High School Community College Concurrent Enrollment Process here. Your College & Career Technician or Academic Counselor can help answer any questions you have.