Must Read Newsletters
Every month, our College and Career Center sends out a newsletter filled with great information to keep you updated and on track with anything and everything to do with college! Please stay in the know by reading these newsletters! It is a MUST READ every month!
Must Watch Presentations
Junior Class College Planning Night - Listen to representatives from College of San Mateo, California State University, University of California, and University of the Redlands presented to families about college admissions and eligibility to their respective campus
UC PIQs and Common Application Essay - May 2023 live presentations about the University of California Personal Insight Questions and the Common Application Personal Statement Essay
Understanding the Community College to Four Year College Transfer Process - Mrs. Tezak hosted Mike Mitchell, Program Supervisor of Transfer Services, and Estela Garcia, College Recruiter, from the College of San Mateo to talk about the transfer process from a community college to a bachelor's granting institution.
CSU freshmen application guide
Common App Essay - Learn Tips & Tricks from Senior Assistant Director of Regional Recruitment from Indiana University Bloomington
How to Prepare for the Four Year College Systems - Watch presenters from San Jose State University, University of California-Merced, and University of San Francisco explain their college system and campus, eligibility, and application process.
Transfer Admissions Guarentee (TAG) Agreement - How does it work? A must watch for any student/families interested in pursuing the two-year (community college) to a four-year college route. Presented on 2/17/2022 by College of San Mateo (CSM) Transfer and Admissions officers.
Does the SAT/ACT testing still hold value in college admissions? - College advisors from Collegewise speak about college admissions testing, presented on 9/14/21
Community College & Post Secondary Options - Hear from Helen O'Brien, CTE Coordinator, and admission representatives from Cañada, CSM, and Skyline College with special guest, Chancellor Michael Claire, on the benefits of a community college education presented on 11/10/20
UC Personal Insight Questions (PIQs) Presentation Presented by UC Berkeley Undergraduate Admissions, May 2022
Four Year College Presentation: UC, CSU, Private Schools webinar held on 9/30/20
Video on How to Navigate Naviance! Recommended for Seniors!
Post Secondary Options Workshop 10/16/19
11th Grade College Planning May 2020 powerpoint presentation
Common Application & Naviance
Please watch this video to learn how to match your Common Application with Naviance
Things to Keep in Mind:
- FERPA Waiver. Complete the waiver and waive your rights! Sounds scary but it must be done for Aragon to send your letter of recommendation and transcripts. If you do not waive your rights, we cannot send out the required documents for you. Please read the instructions in the FERPA Waiver link.
- All colleges must be listed in your Naviance as "Colleges I Am Applying To"
Applications for the UCs, CSUs, Community Colleges, colleges that use the Coalition application and any school that does not use the Common Application (many out of state public schools) will need to be completed separately through the college's application website.
Letter of Recommendations
Are you applying to private schools and need a letter of recommendation (LOR) from a counselor? In state and out of state public schools DO NOT need and do not ask for a LOR.
Please notify Ms. Tezak that you need a LOR. She will then direct you to personally ask a counselor if they can write your LOR.
Once you have checked in with Ms. Tezak and asked a counselor to write your LOR, follow these steps:
- Log into Naviance.
- Click “Continue With Clever” to log in. Now you’re in!
- You will see your Dashboard - About Me
- Scroll down to My Surveys > Surveys Not Completed
- Click on Counselor of Letter of Recommendation
When you are done, please inform Mrs. Tezak.
AHS College & Career Center Staff
College & Career Advisor
650-558-2918 - email@example.com
Financial Aid & Scholarship Advisor
650-558-2917 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Career & CTE Coordinator
650-558-2960 - email@example.com