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CCC Weekly Updates

Meeting with a CCC Counselor
Class of 2021 - 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. 
Note: if you have a quick question, the CCC Counselors will also be available during Virtual Front Office hours on Mondays 8-9am, Tuesdays 8-10am, Thursdays 8-10am and Fridays 9-10am.


Seniors -

College Essay Revision

Class of 2021 - The CCC will be revising essays over the Thanksgiving break, please be sure to submit your college application essay by Sunday, November 22nd at noon using this form. 


College Application Help Drop-In Zoom Hours 

The CCC will be available for drop-in application support next week!  Review your Cal State Application, UC Application or Common App and/or ask any questions that you might have before Thanksgiving break. 

Meeting ID: 349 574 9539

Password: mustang

We will be available the following times:

Wednesday, November 18th – 11:00-12:15pm 

Wednesday, November 18th – 12:45-2:00pm

Thursday, November 19th – 11:45-12:30pm


Cal State and UC Application Instructions

Cal State Apply Instructions HERE

UC Application Instructions HERE


Playa Vista Optimists College Scholarship Contest- See Details HERE



PSAT Registration Information HERE - Open to Juniors Only


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. 


Upcoming Visits - Registration on Naviance is required - Virtual link will be listed in the visit's Comment Section when you register or under Research Colleges 15 minutes prior to the visit.  (click here for detailed instructions)

Please contact Christine Schiraldi (cschiraldi@mbusd.org) with any College Rep Visit questions.


Check out this page:  Additional College Virtual Events/Programs for a listing of several College Admissions Virtual Events. 


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

ECC Dual Enrollment will host registration assistance sessions for students on:  Thursday, 11/19/20 6:15pm-7:30pm and Friday, 11/20/20 9am-11am; Thursday, 12/3/20 6:15pm-7:30pm and Friday, 12/4/20 9am-11am No RSVP required, just hop on, stop in and get help with a quick click: https://www.elcamino.edu/admissions/student/highschool/de-events.aspx


*Update* It's not too late to enroll in a 2nd quarter 8-week class! Choose from Adobe Illustrator or Emergency First Responder, which will begin November 30th. Earn high school elective credits while learning valuable skills and exploring a career in graphic design or the medical field. Courses are FREE for high school students! Contact your Career Guidance Specialist for more information and to enroll - Rocio Pineda-Contreras at 310-224-4240 or rpcontreras@scroc.k12.ca.us

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 Collegewise Webinars

-How to Research & Visit Colleges during COVID on 12/9/20 at 1:00pm-2:00pm

What you will learn:

This webinar will show you different tools to use in order to research colleges during this current time of social distancing. But, even more so, we'll talk about the ways to effectively use those tools to build the list that's right for you.


How to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-research-colleges-during-covid-mira-costa-hs-partner-webinar-tickets-129197827179


-Character Counts! Why Courage, Creativity, and Collaboration Matter in College Admissions on 12/9/20 at 2:30pm-3:30pm

What you will learn:

When applying to college, students and parents understand the role of grades, course rigor, and standardized testing. An increasingly important element is Social and Emotional Learning. In this presentation, you’ll learn how SEL distinguishes itself from academic factors and why even the most selective of colleges place an immense value on empathy, ethical behavior, and engagement with others. We will discuss this in relation to course selection, extracurricular activities, and building a smart college list. There will also be practical advice for students who are seeking to understand themselves better and portray the most authentic version of themselves in their applications.


How to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/character-counts-mira-costa-hs-partner-webinar-tickets-129198749939