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College & Career Center
The College and Career Center looks forward to working with you as you begin your journey of college selection and admission. Our goal is to make this process manageable and understandable for you and your family. We seek to provide both students and parents with the best information on college choices and admission requirements to aid in the application process. The College and Career Counselors work closely with students and encourage them to discover their interests, explore possibilities, and take ownership of their college application process. Ultimately, we seek to support students in their effort to identify and enroll in the college that is the best fit for them. We provide comprehensive college and career counseling services for all Mira Costa High School students in grades 9-12. Our curriculum is comprised of grade appropriate content delivered systemically through individual counseling, small group activities, and classroom guidance. All MCHS students are provided access to college counseling presentations and workshops, and are encouraged to use the office as a resource throughout the college search, application, and selection process. MCHS students attend diverse and reputable institutions both in the United States and abroad, ranging from small private liberal arts colleges to large public universities and our comprehensive program is designed to support students through that journey to post-secondary success. We have compiled some great resources for students and families to learn more about the college process. Use this website as a starting place and a reference guide, but remember, meet with your counselors regularly and take ownership of the process.

Below is a list of resources/services that CCC provides. Use links to the right for more information on these subjects.
  • Timeline By Grade Level: This timeline will help you get an idea of what you should be doing each year. Start preparing for your future now!
  • Naviance: A comprehensive website to help students make decisions about colleges and careers. Students begin to receive training in during their sophomore year.
  • Individual Counseling: A 30-minute appointment to assist juniors and seniors with their college preparation. Make an appointment.
  • College Rep Visits: Representatives from various colleges and universities around the world who come to MCHS to speak about their university and various academic programs. See a full list of colleges visiting and sign-up on Naviance.
  • UC/CSU Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Minimum academic requirements needed to be eligible to apply on of these universities.
  • Summer Program Opportunities: Check here in the Spring to find out about summer internship opportunities and academic programs.
The CCC is now on Pinterest! We have uploaded career assessments, summer program information, gap year programs, testing information and much more! For all things college and career related visit http://www.pinterest.com/miracostaccc

Also follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MiraCostaCCC

Your College and Career Counselors,
Mrs. Ramirez & Ms. Tharayil

Special Note to College Representatives: 

Thank you for your interest in Mira Costa High School. In order to schedule a visit, please contact our College and Career Center Specialist, Christine Schiraldi, at cschiraldi@mbusd.org or (310) 318-7337 x. 5253