CCC Weekly Updates

Are you interested in meeting with a CCC Counselor? Please fill out this form to request an appointment with a CCC counselor!
Evening appointments are now available on Mondays and Tuesdays. 
Note:  Appointments in the CCC will resume the in fall of 2022.  If you need to contact a school counselor over the summer, please email  [email protected].  Have a nice summer break! 

College Representative Visits - in the CCC
Visits will resume the week of September 5th.  This is an opportunity to learn about your schools of interest and meet the admission counselors.  Visits are open to juniors and seniors. Visits will be posted by week on this page with a complete list of visits on Naviance under College Visits.  Please register on Naviance (college visits) prior to the session. 
*If the visit is during class time a permission slip signed by your teacher is required to attend.  Please bring the signed form to the visit to attend. The College Visit Permission Form is attached at the bottom of this page and the form is available in the CCC.
Please contact the CCC with any questions ext. 5253.

Juniors -Applying to College 101 Series*

*Maximize Your Summer - Timeline and Preparation for College Applications
If you missed this session, please find the slides here!

College Application Workshop Recording:
The application overview covers the different colleges apps (UCs, CSUs, CommonApp) and can be found here!

College Admissions Panel RecordingMBEF and the MCHS College and Career Center presented the second installment of their two-part college admissions series. In case you missed it, click here to watch the recording, which features College & Career Center Counselor, Teby Wammack, and admissions officers from SMU, UCLA, USC, and the University of Wisconsin as they discuss how universities are managing the application process in this ever-changing landscape. This presentation is appropriate for both parents and students alike, and provides a richer understanding of the college admissions process from the perspective of admissions officers.

CCC College Rep Panel 3 22 2022 - YouTube

UC-Santa Barbara
is offering summer workshops for the class of 2023 - Freshman UC Application Overview
Join UCSB Admissions as they help you work through the 2023 UC application. Get ready to apply this fall by attending one or more of the following workshops: 
Explore the UC Application • UCSB Freshman Selection • UC Personal Insight Questions • Freshman UC Application Overview
Registration link:

Rice University Virtual Regional Information Session. An admission counselor for your region will talk about Rice's academic programs, groundbreaking research, vibrant student life and the affordability of Rice. Western Region will be held on Wednesday, June 22nd.  Register HERE

Carnegie Mellon Summer Information Sessions
The Carnegie Mellon Information Sessions offer an experiential look at the university through student and faculty stories. During the hour-long session, prospective students will learn more about our colleges and programs, admission and financial aid, and life as a student in Pittsburgh. These sessions are ideal for rising high school juniors and seniors.
The following Information Session will be held in a city near you:
Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
1855 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802
Students can register here to attend!
Please contact the Carnegie Mellon office at 412.268.2082 or [email protected] with any questions.

College Tour on Amazon
The College Tour is a TV series brought to you by Emmy-nominated and multi-award-winning producers.
Hosted by Alex Boylan, each episode of The College Tour tells the story of a single college through the lens of its students.
For more information, please go to

Macalester College is providing workshops for any student looking for motivation and inspiration as they get closer to applying to college (interest in Macalester is not required).
What’s the difference between a liberal arts college and a state university? How can my family afford college? How can I really nail my college essay?
When you dive into your college search, the questions start piling up. So it’s time to find the answers in our Workshop Wednesdays series. We’ve covered the topics that rise to the top for students thinking about college.   
For more information and to register click HERE

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION - For more scholarship opportunities visit the CCC Scholarship Page HERE

California public high schools are required to submit a Cal Grant high school Grade Point Average (GPA) for all graduating seniors, unless the student or parent has opted out of the submission process. If you would like to opt out, please complete the Cal Grant GPA Opt Out Form and submit it to the CCC. More information about the Cal Grant is available on the California Student Aid Commission Website.

LOOKING FOR A JOB OR INTERNSHIP?  Check out the latest postings HERE

SUMMER PROGRAMS - See a few highlighted programs below. For more programs visit the CCC's summer programs page HERE

Academy for STEM Summer Opportunity
Dog Lovers - Let's Design A Dog Wheelchair!
This summer class will test your skills in design and engineering.  Students design and 3D print parts to build a functional doggy wheelchair. Students will learn easy-to-use software to create designs to be printed for their projects.  Students will be taught 3D design & design techniques for 3D printing. Instructors monitor your progress and answer any questions you may have.  You have full access to PVNet's facilities including our 3D and robotics labs.  
Check out this new class here:

Georgetown University Online Surgery Course
If you are intrigued with how surgeons save lives, Georgetown University’s Becoming a Surgeon: Skills, Specialties, and Diseases is an awesome challenge. Students get a thorough introduction to the skills required to be a surgeon. They take a tour of the operating room and learn the makeup of an OR team. They’ll hear from specialists in the field: from abdominal surgeons to neuro, orthopedic, and plastic surgeons. You’ll even design a model of the abdomen and study major diseases that often require surgical intervention. 
The course is led by Georgetown ‘s Dr. Rebecca Evangelista. If you are interested in pursuing a future in medicine, this course is a must visit our program website for more information. Explore the program here

Community College Information

El Camino College Information

El Camino College Information Link for MCHS Students:
Please complete the path to enroll.

Request a counseling appointment:
Virtual information Desk:

New Student Orientation - Get the guidance you need to start your college experience the right way.  Learn about El Camino College's academic majors and degrees, student support programs, and the many resources available to help you succeed.  Orientations offered weekly.  RSVP here or by contacting the Warrior Welcome Center at 310-660-3405 or [email protected]

Santa Monica College (SMC) Information

Apply to SMC or connect with a counselor.

Santa Barbara City College - Click here for more information
Santa Barbara City College Information Night
Information on:  SBCC steps to enrollment, transfer paths, and application help. Virtual meeting on July 22nd.  
Register HERE


The SoCalRoc Representative, Ms. Pineda-Contreras, will resume her visits to the CCC in the fall of 2022 on Mondays 8:30am - 10:30am.  Sign-up in the CCC for an appointment when we return to school or contact Ms. Pineda-Contreras at:  310-224-4240 [email protected]

The new SoCal ROC Fall 2022 semester schedule is now available. Earn high school elective credits while learning valuable skills that prepare you for college and/or an entry-level career! Courses are after school and FREE for high school students! Your SoCal ROC career guidance specialist is available to answer any questions..

Test Prep, Tutoring, Essay Writing Information
- See all Test Prep, Practice Test, and Essay Workshop Offerings on the Standardized Testing Page under the College tab on the MCHS Website.

PJ's Test Prep -
For information and to reserve a spot for free practice test dates (new dates added), and PJ's free College Essay Seminar on June 28th, please go to:

If you missed PJ's Essay Presentation June 3rd, here is the YouTube link to view:  Writing a standout college essay!

MBX College Essay Writing Workshop
Coached by Shannon Vaughan, Mira Costa English Teacher.  Meets Mon/Tue/Wed - 1:30 - 3:00pm or 5-6;30pm.  Tuition is $375 per session.  Please see flyer attached below for more details or email Jennifer Williams ([email protected])  MBX Website:

Revolution Prep  Revolution Prep is offering their $200 summer gift card.  With this offer, you will receive $200 off of any tutoring package or test prep program.  To redeem your gift card, visit this page before June 30th.  You must claim and redeem your card by then but the tutoring can take place at any time.  Questions?  Contact Jean Stroud, Revolution Prep Academic Advisor, at 818-217-0951 or [email protected]