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Counseling and Student Services

Academic/College Counseling Team
LeRon Maull & Dr. Cooper

Education is in EFFECT!!! Students, parents and faculty please take the time to go over the Academic College Counseling Page. Please get a head start on the future that stands before us.

1. VPPHS Academic/College Counseling Center Newsletter---The newsletters are packed with information on Colleges, Scholarships, Test deadlines and much more

2. Scholarships/Grants

Check out Mr. Nunley's Scholarship Page that has many Scholarship for you. (Click Below)

Check Your Cal Grant Status by creating a Webgrant account (Click The Link Below)


4. CSU Education Opportunity Programs (EOP)
California State Universities (CSU)

EOP is geared towards access and retention to highly motivated, historically low-income, first generation college students who meet or require special admission criteria. EOP helps with academic assistance, financial assistance to eligible students and a staff that will help you get through college. The link below is the California State University EOP Handbook.

5. SAT ACT Test Prep


The link below will take you to Khan Academy which has a great SAT Prep course. The site also is good for many subjects that High School students study day to day.

6. Presentations

UC Application Presentation and CSU Application Presentation
University of California (UC) The link below is a presentation that takes you through the process of filling out a University of California Application. The presentation goes over critical sections of the application that you must fill out including where to sign up for
application fee waivers. When you click on the link below the presentation will download to your computer. When you click on the presentation click the space bar to go to the next slide.
California State UNIVERSITY APPLICATION How To Video above

Financial Aid Presentation

Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC): 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)

Click below the Financial Aid presentation that covers FASFA Information--4 Types of Financial Aid--Different Forms and Websites
including Contact Information

CSS Profile is an application that collects information used by certain colleges and scholarship programs to award institutional aid funds

7. University California Personal Statement Prompts

The U.C. application has two personal statement prompts:
  1. Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.
  2. Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?
Writing a Successful Statement

Composing a personal statement can be intimidating, so we encourage you to begin well before the deadline in order to take pressure off yourself and improve the quality of the final draft. Read the application instructions carefully. Make a list of ideas. Then write a first attempt, leave it for a day or two, and return to make revisions. Read each draft aloud to catch misspellings or awkward or inappropriate wording. When you prepare your final draft, correct grammar and spelling.

We recommend creating the personal statement in a word processing program, then pasting it into the application. Use the Word Count feature to be sure that you are writing the appropriate length.

  • Write it yourself.
  • Write it about yourself.
  • Provide any relevant information about yourself that you don’t think is captured elsewhere in the application.
  • Write about experiences, accomplishments, etc. that occurred during or after high school.
  • Provide specific examples of your accomplishments or activities in which you’ve participated.
  • Keep your statement focused.
  • Have your statement checked by a teacher, counselor or other adviser for spelling, grammar and clarity.

8. SAT College Application Fee Waiver Directory

Click below to see the directory of schools that the SAT College Application Fee Waivers apply to.
9. NCAA Website

The NCAA is made up of three membership classifications that are known as Divisions I, II and III. Each division creates its own rules governing personnel, amateurism, recruiting, eligibility, benefits, financial aid, and playing and practice seasons – consistent with the overall governing principles of the Association. Every program must affiliate its core program with one of the three divisions.

All Athletes Juniors and Seniors click the link below because you must register with NCAA Clearinghouse in order to be eligible for scholarships and recruitment.

10. Common App-We serve students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing applications that students and school officials may submit to any of our nearly 500 members. CLICK BELOW

The Common App has 500 Universities Partners, see if the college you want to attend is on this list. If so join the Common App. Click Below

11. Education Opportunity Center (EOC) is a program that will help students with financial aid paperwork as well as getting into college.
12. Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)

The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) is an academic preparation program established in 1976 by the University of California to expand postsecondary education opportunities for California's educationally disadvantaged students. UCLA EAOP works with students to help them become competitively eligible applicants for college admission, going beyond minimum eligibility. EAOP works collaboratively with families, educators, schools, communities, and various campus departments to provide pre-college students with challenging academic enrichment activities to promote and cultivate a college-going culture.

13. Study Tips for A Successful Student will help anyone in education or the business world achieve the best results. (Click Below)

14. NACAC College Fee Waiver (Click Below for Fee Waiver Application)

15. Job interview skills/college interview skills-Learn techniques and etiquette on how to conduct yourself in an interview. (Click Below for Information)
Opportunity for Learning is an Independent Studies where you can make up classes. (Click Below)

Click above for National University Academy NUA which is a FREE accredited, K-12 offering a High School Program in an independent studies format (Credit Recovery)

17. Calculate your GPA for your Cal Grant GPA Verification form. Follow directions on the form step by step. (Click Below)

18. Calculate your own Un-Weighted and Weighted GPA
19. Career (Understanding Different Careers)

Welcome to the Nation′s premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade. (Click Below)

20. Historical Black Colleges & Universities Information Website Page (Click Below)
Apply to 36 HBCU Colleges & Universities for 35 Dollars (Click Below)
HBCU Colleges & Universities Addresses Phone Numbers and Tuition

Encyclopedia for Colleges and Universities

22. Naviance - Naviance is a one stop shop that keeps track of Colleges, Careers and Scholarship. We urge every Senior to sign up with Naviance help them get into the best school possible and pick the best career possible.

23. Tips on Researching and Picking The Best College
Learn how to find your Match College, Learn your Safety College, and Learn your Reach College choices.

24. How To Succeed In College

25. A-G Requirements, ICEF A-G Requirements and UC Doorways A-G Course List