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Meeting with a CCC Counselor - JuniorsClass of 2022 - Please fill out this form if you'd like to meet with a CCC counselor. We'd like to know some information upfront so we can best support you in the meeting. We will email your MBUSDapps email to confirm the date & time of your meeting. We also encourage you to watch this screencast to learn how to use Naviance as a resource!
Note: if you have a quick question, the CCC Counselors will also be available during Virtual Front Office hours on Mondays 11-12pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-10am & 11-12pm, and Fridays 9-10am.

CCC Drop-In Zoom Office Hours 

The CCC is available for drop-in Zoom meetings during Office Hour Wednesdays at 11:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm

Meeting ID: 349 574 9539

Password: mustang



College Essay Revision

Class of 2021 - The CCC is available to revise essays. If you are interested, please submit your college application essay using this form. 



College Representative Virtual Visits - Any future winter or spring visits will be listed on this page and on Naviance. Visits are open to juniors and seniors.  This is an opportunity to learn about various colleges and to virtually meet the admissions representatives who will most likely be reading your application (click here for detailed instructions).

Please contact Christine Schiraldi (cschiraldi@mbusd.org) with any College Rep Visit questions.


Upcoming Visits:


Thursday, 4/1 - SoCalRoc Information Session at 11:45am use link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81152703219?pwd=NnJ2MmJUUWJWUURyd01DN0phS0wxQT09


Due to the schedule change students still in class at 11:45am may join the following visits at 11:50am

Monday, 4/12 - University of Glasgow at 11:45am use link: https://uofglasgow.zoom.us/j/94963743621

Tuesday, 4/13 -. University of Oregon at 11:45am use link:  https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/99555284846?pwd=eHA3Z2gxa3o4Q3lZOTV3MVlaeVpvUT09

Thursday, 4/15 - Mount St. Mary's University at 11:45am use link:  https://msmu.zoom.us/j/92944175480

Friday, 4/16 - Marymount California University at 11:45am use link: 

Monday, 4/19 - Cal State University Maritime Academy at 11:45am use link:  https://csum.zoom.us/j/89587862301

Thursday, 4/22 - Missouri University of Science and Technology at 11:45am use link:  https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/99211493206?pwd=ODNFSDBLaWpRdE5yWTRXR3Yrd0lKQT09

Friday, 4/23 - Pacific University at 11:45am use link:

https://pacificu.zoom.us/j/91860749064Monday, 4/26 - FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing) at 11:45am use link: https://fidm.zoom.us/j/98396382619Tuesday, 4/27 - Columbia College Chicago at 11:45am use link:  https://colum.zoom.us/j/99834820299

El Camino College Events

ECC Orientation


New students are highly encouraged to attend an orientation. At orientation, students will learn about the various academic opportunities such as certiicates, associates degrees, and transfer. You will also learn about the various campus resources and academic support programs. Orientation is required for South Bay Promise applicants. Orientation is held weekly.  Sign up here:



South Bay Promise Information

Attend a South Bay Promise information session to learn how you can receive free tuition for up to two years regardless of financial need, priority registration, support from an eligible Student Support & Success Program, personalized program orientations, and more!  Next Info Session is April 1 from 5-6pm.

Sign up here: https://www.elcamino.edu/admissions/outreach/events.aspx

Warrior Smart Start –  April 17, 2021  Welcome session with the ECC Pesident, student body president, and student panel-

  • Workshop sessions include information session for support programs and for some of our services
  • Students can also sign up for a New Student Orientation
  • Flyer is attached at the bottom of this page.
  • www.elcamino.edu/wss


El Camino Days – April 17, May 1, 2021



Seniors -

If you’re applying for financial aid, please read the information below regarding the Cal Grant:

Mira Costa has already submitted your GPA for Cal Grant purposes so there is no need for you to complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification form. However, we strongly advise that you log into your Cal Grant account and verify that your GPA has successfully been matched to your FAFSA. To do that, please visit this website and create an account.  

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ramirez in the CCC – cramirez@mbusd.org


Playa Optimist Essay Contest

For graduating seniors already accepted into a college , technical school or an institution of higher learning,  The award for the winning essay is a $500 scholarship. The essay and application are due on May 25, 2021. Further details of the requirements are contained in the application attached at the bottom of this page.  

Latino Equality Alliance (LEA) 2022 LGBTQ+ Youth College Scholarship Application is now live.  

Deadline to apply April 9, 2021. 

Link to application:  bit.ly/LEAScholarship2021


CCC Scholarship Page  HERE



College Virtual Events


Regional Admissions Counselors of California Virtual College Fairs

Wednesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 28

5:00 PM – 7:45 PM PST

Knowledge sessions available beforehand from 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM PST

Registration is now open for our Virtual College Fairs! Sign-up to virtually connect with colleges and universities from around the country for free.

During the Virtual College Fairs, you will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too!

*The program will also include college knowledge sessions on topics such as finding a college that fits, paying for college, and writing a college essay presented by college admission counselors.

Check out the schedule, list of colleges, and register now - HERE


Virtual College STEM Fair - A 3-Day Virtual Event March 29th- 31st

For more information and to register click HERE


Juniors and Parents - six of the nation's top liberal arts colleges —Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams—are joining forces to offer you an opportunity to connect with their deans of admission as they reflect on this year’s application season and help you prepare for the application season ahead. We invite you to register for the session time that is most convenient for you.  This event will help answer questions about the college search process. Students register here.

  • Junior Jumpstart - April 20 at 8 pm EDT or April 22 at 8 pm EDT
  • Navigating and Belonging: A Special Session for First-Generation and Low-Income Students - May 24 at 8 pm EDT or May 26 at 8 pm EDT


The Mountains are calling:  Study in Colorado Virtual Event-

Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, University of Denver, and their beautiful home state.  During this virtual event, you will hear from the Directors of Admission at each school as they provide an overview of their institution.  You will also have the opportunity to ask a panel of admissions directors questions.

Thursday, March 18th, 4:30-6:00pm PST. Register HERE

Monday, May 3rd, 3:30-5:00pm PST. Register HERE 


Computer Science Week from March 22nd to March 26th, hosted by the El Camino Math Department. Topics range from AI, Robotics, and Women in CS. Everyone is welcome.  Please see Flyer attached at the bottom of this page.

Canadian Colleges & Universities Virtual Fair - Find Information HERE

Pre-College and Summer Opportunities
UCLA Precollege Summer Institute Open House on Wednesday, March 31st at 12:00 PM PST. You can find more information and register for the Open House through this link.Summer 2021 Precollege Flyer.
Now - Health Science Immersion Program (HSIP)

This program is an introduction to the research, academic and professional aspects of the health sciences field. Students will hear from science professors, advanced graduate students and

experienced health professionals who will deliver comprehensive lectures about their field

and work. Our curriculum will be supplemented by discussions, panels, workshops and a

small group project intended to give students a comprehensive experience as they consider

their future college and career opportunities. The program will take place online through Zoom

Starting now - Please see flyers attached to the bottom of this page for more information and to register.


2021 Summer Pre-College Virtual Program Fairs  -Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with representatives from leading US colleges and universities to learn more about Summer 2021 academic programs for high school students.Visit virtual booths, where you can ask questions via video or text chat with summer program representatives. View helpful webinars on how to choose a summer program, how to strengthen your application, how to make the most out of your summer program experience.  Register HERE.  Limit one event registration per household. Final opportunity to attend - April 10th.

For more Summer Opportunities, visit the CCC Summer Programs page HERE

SoCalRoc- SoCal ROC 4th quarter online courses begin Monday, April 12th!  Earn high school elective credits while learning valuable skills and exploring a career in the medical or art & design fields! Courses are FREE for high school students! Contact your SoCal ROC career guidance specialist for more information or to enroll today at 310-224-4240 or Rpcontreras@scroc.k12.ca.us.  Please see flyers at the bottom of this page.

  • Adobe Illustrator (Monday-Thursday 3:45pm-6:45pm)
  • Emergency Medical/First Responder (Monday-Thursday 3:45pm-6:45pm)
  • Intro to Pharmacy Technician (Monday-Thursday 3:45pm-6:45pm)
  • Sterile Processing Distribution Technician (Monday-Thursday 6:45pm-9:45pm)

Test Prep Information- See all Test Prep and Practice Test offerings on the CCC Testing Page (in the drop-down menu under the College Tab)

PJ's Test Prep - Free SAT/ACT Practice Tests and Seminar; Free College Essay and Personal Statement Seminar.  PJ's will continue to offer free tests via Zoom until it's safe to get back in the classroom. For test dates, registration, and to reserve a spot please see details attached at the bottom of this page or go to: www.pjtestprep.com/rsvp


Princeton Review Free Tests and Webinar Sessions-  Princeton review is offering online practice tests as well as information sessions on various college related topics. For a complete list go to the CCC Testing Information Page HERE.  The Princeton Review is excited to announce our first ever AP Week! From April 12th to April 16th, we will be hosting a series of online events related to Advanced Placement Exams. Students can sign up for any AP Week programs by clicking on the links below: 




Advanced Placement 101 

Monday, April 12, 2021 

7:00 PM 

AP US History Strategy Session 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 

5:00 PM 

AP Biology Strategy Session 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 

7:00 PM 

AP English Language Strategy Session 

Thursday, April 15, 2021 

5:00 PM 

High School Academics and College Admissions 

Friday, April 16, 2021 

5:00 PM 



Revolution Prep - Revolution Prep is offering practice college admissions exams while remaining safely at home.  A proctored practice exam is the best way to get a real-time snapshot of testing performance in order to create a testing plan and timeline. 

Choose ACT or SAT: Saturday, April 24, 2021 Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm PT Where: Live Online

Register here: https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/61/.  Deadline to register: Thursday before the exam.  Materials and instructions will be emailed to students 24 hours before the exam.

Every Revolution Prep practice exam comes with a free 30-minute score report review to assess specific strengths and areas of improvement. We highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity. Our school’s dedicated liaison, Jean Stroud will help you understand the score report and develop a custom plan to prepare for the official exam. To schedule time for your score report review, click here:  www.revolutionprep.com/jean-stroud