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Meeting with a CCC Counselor - Juniors
Class of 2022 - Please fill out this form if you'd like to meet with a CCC counselor. We'd like to know some information upfront so we can best support you in the meeting. We will email your MBUSDapps email to confirm the date & time of your meeting. We also encourage you to watch this screencast to learn how to use Naviance as a resource!
Note: if you have a quick question, the CCC Counselors will also be available during Virtual Front Office hours on Mondays 11-12pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-10am & 11-12pm, and Fridays 9-10am.

CCC Drop-In Zoom Office Hours 

The CCC is available for drop-in Zoom meetings during Office Hour Wednesdays at 11:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm

Meeting ID: 349 574 9539

Password: mustang


College Essay Revision

Class of 2021 - The CCC is available to revise essays. If you are interested, please submit your college application essay using this form. 


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 (cschiraldi@mbusd.org) with any College Rep Visit questions.


Upcoming Visits:

Tuesday, 3/2 - University of Wyoming at 11:45am use link:  https://uwyo.zoom.us/j/99614358760?pwd=ak9sZFJMOFhFRnpJTTVSQ3RvSXFvdz09

Thursday, 3/4 -Hussian College Los Angeles-In Studio at 11:45am  (small film and performing arts college located on a movie studio lot in downtown LA) use link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_OWQwZWE0ODgtNmY3Mi00NGYwLWE3NTEtZDBjZjIxZTA4MzQ2%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22b955d6ba-7320-4f69-8997-908f50f339ad%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22b2a77c8b-a308-466c-9c0e-079c413569e3%22%7d

Monday, 3/8 - University of Iowa at 11:45am use link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/95938946631

Tuesday, 3/9 - Seton Hall University at 11:45am use link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86424130851

Thursday, 3/11- Salve Regina University at 11:45am use link: https://salve-edu.zoom.us/j/94523408065?pwd=WHNSWVNmUE9ZNFoxeG9OWDg0NlhhQT09

Friday, 3/12 - University of Tampa at 11:45am use link:  https://utampa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUoc-Gppj4uHNWDu8ZykrYUEhppTg57Mta3

Monday, 3/15 - California Aeronautical University at 11:45am use link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81089994024

Tuesday, 3/16 - University of Missouri at 11:45am use link:  https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/9391202989

Thursday, 3/18 - UCLA (Summer Programs)* at 11:45am use link: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/97325578436?pwd=U2FmeDNVakgrbXZvelJrb3NVd3FlQT09

*The representative will address UCLA's unique campus culture and how their summer programs are a great resource for students who want to better develop their understanding of an academic field and enrich their academic and professional networks with UCLA faculty and students.  There will be a  Q&A portion, for any general questions regarding UCLA. 

Monday, 3/22 - University of Toronto at 11:45am use link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87202726736?pwd=aDNIMjlMOFp6elR2TUptTkpZZTlMUT09

Tuesday, 3/23 - University of Nebraska at 11:45am use link: https://go.unl.edu/visitnatasha 

Tuesday, 3/30 - Willamette University-Oregon at 11:45am use link: https://willametteuniversity.zoom.us/j/93283645969

Friday, 4/23 - Pacific University at 11:45am use link:



*ECC Counselor Suzy is available at  spolnisch@elcamino.edu and Google Voice: 424-234-8446. Find out how you can attend El Camino for FREE and qualify for a Transfer Guarantee to the UC.  Suzy can help you with information about  the South Bay Promise, El Camino's 'free college' scholarship, and the basics of transferring to UCs and CSUs from a California Community College.  She can also address any additional questions you may have.  


Seniors -

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 – cramirez@mbusd.org


Scholarship Options  HERE

FIDM Interior Design Contest:: "Design Your Ideal 'Live-Study' Space" 
  • The Winner: $500.00
  • 10 Finalists: $250.00 each
  • Deadline: March 1, 2021 at 12:00pm PST
  • Detailed Contest information attached at bottom of this page or go to:



College Virtual Events

Arizona State University has partnered with Amazon Prime to create a way for students to “tour” campus and see what ASU is like on their new show — The College Tour.
On ASU's episode, students will get the most comprehensive college tour of ASU we’ve ever created. They’ll meet real ASU students who share, in their own words, their ASU experiences. From life on our campuses, academics and undergraduate research, to athletics and clubs, they’ll see the many sides of ASU that await them.

The College Tour Watch Party - Thursday, March 4 at 5pm PST
You’re invited to join special ASU VIP guests and students featured in the episode for a live panel discussion and a virtual watch party. During the one-hour watch party event, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions on Twitter by using #TheCollegeTourASU.

The event will be live-streamed on YouTube at links.asu.edu/college-tour.



Canadian Colleges & Universities Virtual Fair - Find Information HERE
European Universities Consortium (EUC) North America Tour. The tour will stop in the US from March 2nd through March 3rd before heading to Canada.
This is an introduction to different Universities in Europe. Below is the list of participating universities:
  • March 2nd: event time 5:00 – 7:00 pm EST/ 2:00 - 4:00pm PDT
  • March 3rd : event time 8:00 – 10:00 pm EST/ 5:00 -7:00 pm PDT
Students can choose to participate whichever day best fits their schedule. The events will be held on our online fair platform and include a chat function to speak with each university. Below is the agenda for each day:
  • During the first hour, two Sessions of 30 min each will be held:
    • “Why should a student studying in the US choose a university Europe”
    • “Kickstart your career from Europe”
  • During the last hour, each University will enter breakout rooms for students to meet and ask questions.
To register for the event, please visit https://eucnorthamerica.europeanuniversities.eu.
Pre-College and Summer Opportunities
Now - Health Science Immersion Program (HSIP)

This program is an introduction to the research, academic and professional aspects of the health sciences field. Students will hear from science professors, advanced graduate students and

experienced health professionals who will deliver comprehensive lectures about their field

and work. Our curriculum will be supplemented by discussions, panels, workshops and a

small group project intended to give students a comprehensive experience as they consider

their future college and career opportunities. The program will take place online through Zoom

Starting now - Please see flyers attached to the bottom of this page for more information and to register.


Summer-  GRAMMY Camp is a 5-day nonresidential summer music industry program for high school students interested in having a career in music.  Students from across the country can apply to one of the many career tracks offered during the 2021 session.  GRAMMY Camp faculty of music professionals as well as guest industry professionals provide valuable insight to give the campers the best chance at achieving success in their chosen career.  For more information and to access the application click HERE

2021 Summer Pre-College Virtual Program Fairs  -Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with representatives from leading US colleges and universities to learn more about Summer 2021 academic programs for high school students.Visit virtual booths, where you can ask questions via video or text chat with summer program representatives. View helpful webinars on how to choose a summer program, how to strengthen your application, how to make the most out of your summer program experience.  Register HERE.  Limit one event registration per household. 

For more Summer Opportunities, visit the CCC Summer Programs page HERE

El Camino Counseling/Resources - http://bit.ly/eccmchs  The El Camino Fall Newsletter can be found HERE. 

SoCalRoc-  Interested students can contact Rocio Contreras via phone or email at 310-224-4240 or rpcontreras@scroc.k12.ca.us. Please see Spring Schedule attached 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)

Upcoming Webinars for MCHS with Collegewise

-Navigating the College Search (from a distance) to Create a Financial Fit List- 3/3/2021 at 5pm.  What you will learn:  Pandemic or not, it’s key to understand what your priorities are for college.  This presentation will walk you through different priorities to consider as you build your list. It also highlights specific resources to use as you start your research during a time when traditional methods – like college visits – are unavailable.  RSVP Here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-the-college-search-mira-costa-partner-webinar-tickets-139994614661

-Changes in the Athletic Recruitment Process Webinar - 3/10/2021 at 5pm. What you will learn:  We will take a deep dive into the Athletic Recruitment Process.  What has changed? What hasn't? Join us for this deep dive!  RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/changes-in-the-athletic-recruitment-process-mira-costa-partner-webinar-tickets-139989138281

PJ's Test Prep - Free SAT/ACT Practice Tests for early January/Feb/March -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 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 PrepRevolution Prep 3-night Webinar Series hosted by Peter Van Buskirk, a veteran of the selective college admission process with 35 years of experience — 12 of them as the Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Franklin & Marshall College.  Peter travels the country speaking to groups of students and parents to help families find student-centered solutions in college planning. His high-energy, interactive programs bring much-needed transparency into the selection process, and provide students the tools to identify and be admitted to colleges that are the “best fit” for them. Join us for these exciting and informative events by registering at: https://www.revolutionprep.com/webinars/  Information flyer is attached below.