If you have not yet done so, please remember that EVERYONE graduating must complete the Senior Clearance process.
If you plan on attending a 4 year university next year, your final transcript will not be sent if you have not completed this process. We would like you to complete this by May 14th, so if you haven't committed yet, there is still plenty of time.
** Note: If you are waiting to hear back from a college where you are on the waitlist, please complete the survey with the college that you are CURRENTLY committed to. In the event you get off the waitlist and plan to attend another college, please contact the CCC to make the change.
To complete the senior clearance, please use this link.
If you need your Naviance password, please let the CCC know!
College Case Study Night invites 11th Grade students and their parents to participate in a mock admissions evening via Zoom on May 25th at 5PM. During the Case Study event, students and parents will meet in small groups with an experienced admissions officer who will lead a discussion on what colleges look for in an applicant. Students will learn first-hand how they will be evaluated, which can help them begin thinking of the qualities and strengths they possess and what they will need to do to prepare for the application process. Please use the link below to register and stay up to date with the event and receive important information as the event date approaches. Space for the Case Study event is limited, register ASAP.
When: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance is required for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
CCC Drop-In Office Hours
College Representative Virtual Visits - Any future winter or spring visits will be listed on this page and on Naviance. Visits are open to juniors and seniors. This is an opportunity to learn about various colleges and to virtually meet the admissions representatives who will most likely be reading your application (click here for detailed instructions).
Please contact Christine Schiraldi (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any College Rep Visit questions.
College Virtual Events
Students are invited to join representatives from Bates, Davidson, Oberlin, and Occidental to learn more about academic opportunities, financial aid, and the student experience at these top liberal arts colleges.
They are offering three sessions geared towards prospective students. Student registration is available online.
Juniors - College Search Process Workshops May Dates - Johns Hopkins University is offering College Search and Essay Workshops. For more details and to register click HERE.
JHU examples of essays that worked HERE
Juniors - Suit Up for Senior Year - June Dates HERE
PLU wants to help you “suit up” for your Senior year. This webinar series, led by our admission counselor experts, is designed for you to feel confident going into your college search and make sure you’re putting your best self forward in the application and scholarship process.
*The College Search Process - Where Do I Start?
*What is the Difference - Public or Private Universities.
*College Application Tips & Tricks
*Financial Aid & Scholarships - Paying for College
NACAC (National Association for College Admissions Counseling) College Fairs HERE
El Camino College Events
El Camino College Information Link for MCHS Students:
Pre-Registration Workshop for MCHS students on Wednesday, May 12th at 12:25pm. This workshop will teach students how to register for classes, navigate MyECC, and place courses in their shopping cart.
Click HERE for the meeting link.
El Camino Registration Information: Summer semester will begin the week of May 17th, and Fall 2021 registration will begin the week of May 24th. Registration appointments can be found on MyECC on May 10th. Here is an instructional video on how to find the registration appointment..
Santa Monica College (SMC)
To apply click HERE
To connect with a counselor click HERE
If you’re applying for financial aid, please read the information below regarding the Cal Grant:
Mira Costa has already submitted your GPA for Cal Grant purposes so there is no need for you to complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification form. However, we strongly advise that you log into your Cal Grant account and verify that your GPA has successfully been matched to your FAFSA. To do that, please visit this website and create an account.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ramirez in the CCC – email@example.com
Playa Optimist Essay Contest
For graduating seniors already accepted into a college , technical school or an institution of higher learning, The award for the winning essay is a $500 scholarship. The essay and application are due on May 25, 2021. Further details of the requirements are contained in the application attached at the bottom of this page.
CCC Scholarship Page HERE
For more Summer Opportunities, visit the CCC Summer Programs page HERE
SoCalRoc- SoCal ROC is now enrolling students for the Fall 2021 Semester, which begins on September 13th. Courses are FREE for high school students! Contact your SoCal ROC career guidance specialist for more information or to enroll today at 310-224-4240 or Rpcontreras@scroc.k12.ca.us. Please see Fall Schedule at the bottom of this page.
Test Prep Information- See all Test Prep and Practice Test offerings on the CCC Testing Page (in the drop-down menu under the College Tab)
PJ's Test Prep - Free SAT/ACT Practice Tests and Seminar; Free College Essay and Personal Statement Seminar. PJ's will continue to offer free tests via Zoom until it's safe to get back in the classroom. For test dates, registration, and to reserve a spot please see details attached at the bottom of this page or go to: www.pjtestprep.com/rsvp,
Princeton Review Free Tests and Webinar Sessions- Princeton review is offering online practice tests as well as information sessions on various college related topics. For a complete list go to the CCC Testing Information Page HERE.
Revolution Prep - Revolution Prep is offering practice college admissions exams while remaining safely at home. A proctored practice exam is the best way to get a real-time snapshot of testing performance in order to create a testing plan and timeline. www.revolutionprep.com