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Guidance / College

About Guidance Counseling & Serra's College & Career Center:

Junipero Serra's Guidance Department provides services to meet the academic, college, career, and personal counseling needs of each student.  It is the department's goal to provide students at all levels with appropriate academic advising, to supply them with college and career information necessary for effective decision making, and to provide personal counseling as it relates to school performance.  

Students are assigned a counselor according to his homeroom.  Guidance counselors make daily contact with some of their assigned students in the group context of homeroom where important information applicable to every student is presented. Counselors monitor their assigned students' academic performance and initiate individual contact with students as the need arises.  Faculty members, staff or parents may refer a young man to his counselor for consultation. Students are encouraged to initiate contact with their counselors as necessary.  

Please feel free to contact your son's counselor, if the need arises.  The guidance hours are Monday thru Friday from 7:45am to 2:45pm.  

Guidance Counseling Department Staff 

Junipero Serra High School Collegeboard Code:  053180 

Class of 2013 College Acceptance List 

 Four-Year College Attending List (2010-2013)

For students at Serra, Naviance is the central tool for college research and planning. Students are introduced to Naviance during their Freshman year and are given a unique unsername and password. During their son’s Freshman year, parents are also given their own username and password. Over the course of their four years at Serra, students are introduced to a variety of features in Naviance, starting with the basic search tools and culminating in the organization of their college applications during Senior year. Through Naviance, the Counseling Department periodically sends students and parents email Newsletters containing timely and pertinent information.

College Counseling Links

General Information: 

 "Steps to College" Newsletter
National Association of College Counselors


College Search 

  Collegeboard Big Future 

  Colleges that Change Lives

CollegeWeek Live 

    Historically Black Colleges 

  National Catholic Colleges 

W.U.E. - Western University Tuition Exchange Program 

California Colleges

University of California 
California State Universities

CSU Campus Information 

 CSU Eligibility Index 

Exploring Majors through Assist 

CSU Impacted Campuses and Programs 

California Colleges

Database and search engine for all four-year
and community colleges in California. 

Community Colleges in California 

Testing Information 

College Board

Register for the SAT

Score Choice Policy for SAT 

Colleges that require Subject Tests 


Register for the ACT

Links to Online College Applications 

University of California

California State University Mentor

Common Application 

Financial Aid 

All students applying for financial aid (including
scholarships and loans) MUST fill out this form.

CSS Profile

Many private schools require applicants to submit this form,
in addition to the FAFSA. Check each college’s Financial
Aid page for its specific requirements. 

California Student Aid Commission
Information about financial aid programs
specifically for California residents. 

General clearinghouse for financial aid information.

Sallie Mae’s Education Investment Planner
A free, interactive tool that offers easy-to-follow
guidance on paying for college. 


Scholarship Search on Naviance 

Largest internet database for college scholarship information.

Scholarship Scams 

College Bound Athletes 

NCAA Eligibility Center
Any student interested in participating in Division I
or II  athletics should register with the NCAA Eligibility
Center by the end of their Junior year. 

Search for schools that field athletic teams
in the sport that you wish to participate in. 

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes 

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