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1 Career Center at DHSHS…. Where you can find information about scholarships, career ideas, colleges, and other activities (such as guest speakers) to help you prepare for life after high school.

2 DHSHS Scholarship Application  Due in mid- December of your senior year.  Prepares you to have components you need to submit other scholarship applications.

3 Scholarship Application components:  Personal information  Personal Statement (essay)  Two letters of recommendation  Identify clearly your college and career goals

4 Investigate what you want to do:  Visit Career Cruising online at  Our user name is dhshs; password is careers  Explore your career interests  Research statistics about job availability, colleges and costs

5 When do you apply for college?  For most 4-year colleges, apply in the fall of your senior year  For vocational schools, apply anytime senior year  For College of the Desert/C.O.D. community college, apply in the spring

6 College Placement Exams  C.O.D. uses the “Assessment Test”  Career colleges have their own placement tests  Your scores from the SAT or ACT must be made available to 4-year colleges where you apply for admission

7 SAT or ACT ???  SAT has three sections— Reading, Math, and Essay.  ACT has five sections-- English, Math, Reading, Science, and optional Writing test.  Either choice, plan to spend about 5 hours on a Saturday morning to take the tests.

8 Take the SAT if you plan to attend a 4-year college:  SAT Reasoning Test  SAT Subject Tests  Register at

9 When to take SAT Tests  SAT Reasoning - end of your junior year and/or fall of your senior year  SAT Subject – take, if you plan to attend a University of California. You can’t take SAT Subject Tests on the same day that you take the SAT Reasoning.

10 ACT  ACT  ACT Plus Writing  Take this test at the end of junior year and/or beginning of senior year.

11 ACT  Register for the ACT at  Fee waivers are available for ACT and for SAT if you are on Free & Reduced Lunch Program at DHSHS.

12 Financial Aid & FAFSA  Apply for FAFSA January 1 – March 2  Colleges where you are accepted for admission will give you a financial aid offer to review


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