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College and Career Center

Located in the back of the Library Media Center, Gunderson’s College & Career center has information on:

  • SVCTE
  • 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.

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News

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​

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Counselors

Academics

Patricia Lopez
Academic Counselor
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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
Academic Counselor
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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.

Judy Pataky-Hannon
Academic Counselor/G Plus
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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

Vacant
Destination College Advisor
UC Berkeley

Julie Bowers
College & Career Technician
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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!

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College Information

Applying to College

California Community College (CCC)

California State University (CSU)

University of California (UC)

Private/Independent Universities:
http://www.commonapp.org
http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org

Majors at Public CA Community Colleges, UC, and CSU

Public and Private Colleges and Universities

Match Majors with Careers
http://www.jobcomet.com​
http://www.mynextmove.org
Athletic Eligibility (NCAA)

Paying for College

Grants

Financial aid from the state that does not have to be repaid.

Scholarships

Free money students can receive from different organizations by filling out applications.

Loans

Borrowed money from the school or private institutions with varying interest rates that needs to be repaid.

Work Study

work program through which you earn money while going to school in order to help you pay.

FAFSA
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

Financial aid information for AB 540 students: Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) and the California Dream Act.

More Info…

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!

CSUmentor.edu
UniversityofCalifornia.edu
CommonApp.org
CCCApply.org
CollegeBoard.org
ActStudent.org
CaliforniaColleges.edu
Zinch.com
Fastweb.org
Finaid.org

College Documents

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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.

DeAnza College
Evergreen Valley College
Foothill College
Mission College
San Jose City College / R-40 Form/Programs
West Valley College

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Community Service/Work

Community Service Guidelines and Time Sheet

Volunteer Match Website

Workpermit application

Minors’ Work Regulations

Community College

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