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4 year Colleges:

UC Applications open NOW for Fall 2022 

Are you a senior meeting your A-G requirements and have a 3.0 or above GPA?
UC Applications for Fall 2022 are open Apply now
UC Majors and campus
Schurr HS A-G courses
UC Application Tutorial Series
Personal Insight Questions
UC Events  UC Application Data
UC Berkeley: Q&A Panels Every other Tuesday 4-5pm Register at
UC Davis: Open House October 4-29; programming for counselors, families and students offered throughout the fall quarter
UC Irvine: Preview Week October 11-15 (Virtual)
UCLA: Open House September 25-30 (Virtual)
UC Merced: Programming available throughout September, October, and November
UC Riverside: Discover UCR November 1-4 (Virtual)
UC San Diego: Fall Showcase October 2; Programming available throughout September, October, and November
UC Santa Barbara: Programming throughout October and November
Santa Cruz: Programming throughout September, October, and November

The California State University (CSU), University of California (UC) and Association of Independent California College and Universities (AICCU) are partnering together to provide seven virtual college fairs this October. All UC and CSU campuses, and a majority of independent colleges and universities from the AICCU, will participate. 

All events are free, and all California students are encouraged to attend! While fairs are scheduled in regions, students can attend any date that is best for them. 

Students and counselors can register by visiting and creating an account on Visit Days. The fairs are scheduled for:

High School Fairs
Northern California: Saturday, October 2 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Southern California 1: Wednesday, October 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. PDT
Central California: Saturday, October 9 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Southern California 2: Saturday, October 16 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT

CSU Applications start in October

FAFSA Applications start October 

Private Colleges:  You can apply to most private colleges via Common App 

Download a Brag sheet for Common App.

Counselor Recommendation Prompt You can get a counselor recommendation either from me, Mr. Mejia or your alpha counselor. My email is:

Put some thought into the recommendation prompt as it will help the counselor or myself write a better recommendation.


A Congressional nomination is required to attend a U.S. Service Academy, and students can verify their Congressional district 


Linda Sanchez House Nominations


Colorado Springs

West Point


Common App Powerpoint


UC/CSU application fee waivers are inside the application itself. The UC application asks your family income early in the application and has popup that tells you if you qualify for the 4 free applications. The CSU application does the same, but at the end after you have selected the school you want to apply to.


Private colleges through Common App will grant a fee waiver if you request one (need to qualify for free or reduced lunch)

College Career Search & College Applications

Create a Big Future Account and start your college search   career search is a good site (CCCApply, Cal State Apply, FAFSA/CADAA)

Recommendation:  Think of what career you want to go into, and find what education you need to get your dream job.  If you are not sure, that is ok.  


Take an Interest Inventory

Learn about careers



UC requirements  UC Webinar series   UC Majors by School  PIQ video

Private colleges range from easy to very difficult admissions.  Many private colleges offer need based financial aid that can be very competitive or even lower out the door prices than UC's or CSU.  

Ex USC net price calculator




USC PA Pipeline Program

Once a month, up to 60 high school students from underserved areas of Los Angeles join volunteers from the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at Keck School of Medicine of USC for the Pipeline Program. Students are introduced to a wide range of health professions while attending workshops and practicing clinical skills. Topics include neurology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, first-aid and more. Exposing the students to the opportunities in the health care field, Pipeline strives to inspire and guide them to attain their future careers.


John Hopkins Univ. HOME PROGRAM: Online Multicultural Experience

Social Impact Fellowship



Featured links:


FairOpportunityX, a joint project between Harvard's LabXchange and Fair Opportunity Project to help high school students navigate the US college application and financial aid process through a free online college access course, interactive videos, written reflections, and much more Guide Finance Guide for Students

Peerlift Student Ambassador

The student leader, preferably in 10th or 11th grade, would work with Peerlift to do grassroots outreach at Schurr HS and the surrounding area.  The student would receive further opportunity to collaborate with our team of college freshmen, many of whom are attending Stanford, Yale, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania this year.  To read more information, please go to our get involved section or go over our application form here.

Helps teens find volunteer opportunities


The Pollination Project

The Pollination Project believes in the power of ordinary people to do extraordinary things. We make grants to individual change-makers with an idea and a plan to make their community and their world a better place.


We give $1,000 seed grants to individual change makers, every day, 365 days a year.


The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates outstanding young leaders. Each year the Barron Prize honors 25 inspiring young people who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet.


TeensVolunteer which helps California teens find volunteer opportunities. The site is free and lists more than 600 opportunities, including ones conducted in-person in the Montebello area and ones conducted virtually.


Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez’s
Congressional Internship Program

Job Description: District Intern
District interns will work in a dynamic environment assisting with the operations of a congressional office. Duties include, but are not limited to: answering constituent calls, greeting constituents and visitors, assisting with Federal Casework intake, processing White House tour requests, creating flyers, event planning, clerical work, and other district-based projects. District interns will also have the opportunity to learn about the 38th Congressional District of California by shadowing Field Representatives at community events, legislative briefings, and meetings.


Baltazar Mejia   College Counselor


Enrollment for Fall courses closed. Stay tuned around December for Spring ELAC course offerings.  Dynamic forms will replace traditional k12 forms

Prep Scholar article


Forbes 25 colleges with no student loans


Collegevine list of no loan colleges


Don't let the list price of college hold you back.  Many colleges are generous with financial aid.  The most dramatic are "No-loan" schools which will meet 100% of financial need

SHS Senior Checklist

Counselor Recommendation



Mr. Baltazar Mejia


Twitter @SHScollegecouns


email me for Google Meets Appointments or Questions


Class of 2020 Destinations

School Code:  052037

College Reps (use personal email so reps can respond)


ELAC rep: Ani Saakyaan




Virtual College Corner is now available for Schurr High School students!

  • Create a ConexEd guest account or initiate it through their SIS portal to connect with ELAC reps and other ELAC staff. 
  • Attached is the flyer and below are video resources on how to create an account and use ConexED. 
  • Flyer to login:

Cal State LA Jacquelyn Mendieta


Mount S. Mary's

Chelsy Ramirez


Grand Canyon University


live tourlive lessons


Halley Reed