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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:

  • Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Program (SVCTE)
  • SAT/ACT Testing Dates, preparation, Fee waivers
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Opportunities & Workshops
  • CSU/UC requirements
  • College Application Workshops
  • College Majors & Career Exploration
  • Community College Enrollment Process
  • Parent Night Presentations & Workshops
  • College Representative Visits
  • College/University Campus Tours
  • Credit Recovery Options
  • Grade Level College & Career Readiness Curriculum classroom presentations
  • Information on taking classes at a community college
  • SJCC Dual Enrollment Program
  • and much more…

Please stop by if you have any questions on college, career, jobs, or anything we can assist you on.


College Entrance Exams & Other News

SAT/SAT Subject Test Registration:

Official SAT Practice for the redesigned SAT by Khan Academy (FREE):

ACT Registration

Smarter Balanced Assessment


Academic Counselors

Please call (408) 535-6340 or email your child’s counselor to make an appointment

Academic counselors and support program staff are located in the Library’s College and Career Center. They provide academic guidance and assist students with exploring post-secondary options to help them become college and career ready.

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-Em.

Patricia Lopez
Academic Counselor/G Plus
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Patricia Lopez is our Academic Counselor, working with 9-12th grades students, alpha: En-Lop.

Katie Cornejo
Academic Counselor/G Plus
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Katie Cornejo is our Academic Counselor working with 9-12th grade students, alpha: Lov-Re.

Angel Winn
Academic Counselor/G Plus
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Angel Winn is our Academic Counselor working with 9-12th grade students, alpha: Ri-Z.

Support Program


Oscar Murguia
Destination College Advisor
UC Berkeley

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College Information

Applying to College

California Community College (CCC)

California State University (CSU)

University of California (UC)

Private/Independent Universities:

Majors at Public CA Community Colleges, UC, and CSU

Public and Private Colleges and Universities

Match Majors with Careers​
Athletic Eligibility (NCAA)

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 Study

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.

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

College Documents


Scholarships 2020-21

Click here


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 / R40 Form / Programs
West Valley College


Community Service/Work

Community Service Guidelines and Time Sheet
Volunteer Match Website


Parent Night Survey

English Survey
Spanish Survey