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for College Applications

Come and explore the College & Career Center!


  • We have books that you can check out with topics such as: careers, college guides, college applications, essays, financial aid, test prep, and athletic recruitment.
  • Learn about Community College: degree /certificate programs and transfer agreements to 4-year universities
  • Do you want to learn about career plans that don't include college?
  • Need help creating your college list?  Make an appointment for assistance.
  • Need someone to give you feedback on an essay or resume? Submit a printed copy to the C&CC. (Guidelines posted in the C&CC.)
  • We also have brochures and handouts.  
  • Questions? Stop by the C&CC and speak with Mrs. Takahashi or Mrs Tang. We are here to help all students!

One of our popular reads is a book called Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be by Frank Bruni.  Come into the C&CC and literally check it out!


This New York Times article talks about the college admissions process.


Visit Colleges.  We strongly recommend that students visit some college campuses before they complete their college lists. There are a wide variety of colleges within a few hours of San Jose, so you can easily visit them on a day trip. There is a pocket guide for choosing colleges available in the C&CC.

College Fair in Santa Clara on May 4

There will be a large College Fair in Santa Clara on Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 10:00am - 12:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Mission College - 3000 Mission College Blvd. - Santa Clara, California.  This event is free. Click here to register.

Lynbrook High School College & Career Center

GenCyber: Cyber Security and Cyber Defense Camp

Norwich University, in Northfield, VT, is hosting a free residential cybersecurity camp for 21 high school juniors and seniors this summer, and there are still openings. However, the April 30th deadline to apply is approaching fast. See here for more information.

Stanford University Department of Public Safety Explorer Program

Are you interested in Law Enforcement?

Stanford University Department of Public Safety Explorer Post #1891 is hosting an Information Night  & Open House on April 26, 2017 from 6-8 pm at 679 Pampas Lane, Stanford, CA. Law Enforcement Exploring is open to youth ages 14-20 who are interested in building strong leadership qualities, serving the community, and having fun. Please RSVP by e-mail: or call Sgt. Barries at (650) 222-9810.

GenHERation Discovery Days 2017

GenHERation Discovery Days 2017 are immersive summer day trips that provide high school and college women with the opportunity to visit the most innovative companies in America. In the Bay Area, the event days are July 17, 18, and 19. The cost of attendance is $300 per day plus a $9.50 payment processing fee and includes transportation, meals, security, t-shirt, and a gift bag. Participants who purchase at least 2 tickets will be entered into a lottery to win a mentoring session with a female executive in their city.

De Anza College Open House

De Anza College New Student and Parent Open House is on Saturday, April 29th, from 9am to 1pm.

Prospective students and parents will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff, gather information about the different programs and services offered at De Anza, have a guided campus tour, and be able to complete some of the enrollment steps.

Students interested in completing their placement test or meeting with a counselor to complete their New Student Orientation/Education Plan Workshop
, will need to pre-register through the following link:

Foothill College Registration Workshop on May 23 or June 24

Foothill College invites its future students to attend their workshop that will grant each attendee Priority Registration. This workshop is called SOAR (Student Orientation, Assessment, and Registration) and will be held on May 23 and June 24, 2017. Register online at or contact to register. 


Contact Information

Barb Takahashi  

Kathy Tang




Admissions staff from Kenyon College, Sarah Lawrence College, and Reed College invite current juniors to a free essay writing workshop in Atherton on May 16, 2017. These admissions experts from national liberal arts and sciences colleges that deeply value writing will share what makes a successful college essay and discuss how the essay fits into the overall college process. Students will gain new perspectives to alleviate any fears and myths about the college essay. They'll explore topics, strategies and approaches to essays that will authentically convey who they are. 

Because of space limitations and the nature of the workshop, this is a student-only event for high school juniors. You must register to attend. 


Register here:



Tuesday, May 16: 6:30-7:30pm

Sacred Heart Preparatory School, 150 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027

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“College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won.”

Visit the College and Career Center to search for your perfect match.

Scholarships to Study Abroad

Partial to full scholarships to study abroad.  Summer or full year experiences.  


Study Abroad Scholarships


Junior Scholar-Athletes: Scholarship Opportunity

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship  For scholar-athletes from the class of 2018.  $1,000 - $10,000   Apply before October 2, 2017.