COLLEGE INFORMATION & MOREPlanning on attending Community College next year?To enroll at:Las Positas College, please visit their website at:Diablo Valley College, all steps can now be completely remotely at: https://www.dvc.edu/future/steps/high-school-senior.htmlLaney College, please visit their website at:Ohlone College, please visit their website at:Tools for Making College Decisions Amid COVID-19 PDFHelpful articles, college resources, virtual tours, etc.Virtual College Tours - April 23rd, 2020, 40 plus Coalition for College member schools. Recommended for students in grades 9-11, this online fair will include two panel discussions: “Tips on Creating Your College List” and “Behind the Scenes: How Admissions Decisions Are Made.” Then, students can join virtual rooms, where admissions officers will share information about their college and answer students' questions. Must register for the event, and the times listed are Eastern Daylight Savings.
NAVIGATE 2020 Virtual Conference and College Fair. This event will host three days of live-stream expert presentations for students and families and a concurrent virtual college fair with fully interactive booths. Students can chat live with college admissions representatives, helping to find fit.
Students and families have lost opportunities in their college search due to COVID-19.
This event is free-of-charge to attendees and is designed to help students and colleges connect safely during the COVID-19 crisis. The event will be live for three days, packed with informative sessions about the college decision process. During those three days, students can also browse interactive college fair booths, chatting live with admissions representatives.
After three days of live interactions, this event will remain posted at the event site until the COVID-19 crisis is over. Students need access to information and this site will remain a robust tool for exploring their options.
Register soon, space is limited.POWER POINTS FROM DHS PRESENTATIONS:Below you will find the presentations from the Counseling Department's 2020 Community College Night:Diablo Valley College:Diablo Valley College Presentation (2019 CC Night)Year Up Bay Area - DVC College - Year up is a one year training and internship program at Diablo Valley College that connects young adults, aged 18-24, to professional careers in the technology industry. After completing the program, Year Up graduates earn an average salary of $50,000 per year. For more information (and to sign-up for an info session).Las Positas College:Community College Resources:Traditionally Untraditional Presentation - Presentation - Founder/Director and Excecutive Director are recent graduates of Dublin High School! Traditionally Untraditional is built with the goal to be a simple platform that gives students and parents a reference point away from the mass of traditional information about college. Use their pages to find basic info about community college, study abroad, and personal experiences of community members who chose the less traditional route, not because they had no other option but because they found community college to be the better option. They hope to make your search for information simple and give you answers to questions maybe you didn't even know you had. For more information, visit their website HereCOLLEGE APPLICATION WEBSITES:University of California -Do You Know What the UC System is Looking for in Personal Insight Questions?Please find the following powerpoint from the University of California Counselor Conference addressing what the UC System is looking for with respect to the Personal Insight Questions. All seniors considering applying to any UC campus will want to carefully consider what UC is telling prospective student applicants. Here are the slides from the UC conference about what they look for in the personal insight questions.Please keep the following in mind:
This is the bottom line: they want to be given context for HOW the STUDENT became WHO he/she is.Community Colleges:Las Positas College - Flyers and HandoutsOTHER HELPFUL COLLEGE WEBSITES:
- Slides #4, 6, 8-10, 13-15 - Pay close attention for general information.
- Slides #17-29- Test your own knowledge with sample case studies having specific reasons why UC thought the responses were an "added value" or a "missed opportunity" on the student's application.
- Slides #31-34 - More anecdotes and suggestions
OTHER WEBSITESCollegeBoard (SAT Testing)State of California, Department of Industrial Relations - Apprenticeships