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. 

Seniors -
Class of 2023 Senior Letter of Rec Meeting 1.pdf

College Knowledge Presentation Materials - Click Below
Out-of-State Colleges 

PJ's Essay Handout

College Representative Visits - in the CCC
This is an opportunity to learn about your schools of interest and meet the admission counselors.  Visits are open to juniors and seniors. Visits are posted weekly below, with a complete list of visits on Naviance under College Visits.  Please register to attend visits on Naviance (College Visits listed under College Research) prior to the session and complete a teacher permission slip if required*

*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 be admitted. The College Visit Permission Form is attached at the bottom of this page and is available in the CCC.
Please contact the CCC with any questions ext. 5253.

Monday, 10/3
Elon University at 11:30am
Roger Williams University at 12:14pm

Tuesday, 10/4
University of Chicago at 9:25am
Iowa State University at 10:20am
Purdue University at 10:20am
Arizona State University at 1:00pm
Tulane University at 3:30 pm

Thursday, 10/6
UC Santa Barbara at 9:25am
Penn State University at 10:20am
Cal Poly Pomona at 1:00pm

Friday, 10/7
College of the Holy Cross at 11:55am
Lynn University at 12:47pm
High Point University at 1:25pm
The American University in Paris at 2:25pm

UCLA Fall Open House
UCLA Undergraduate Admission will be hosting their in-person Fall Open House on Saturday October 8th.  Students and their families will have an opportunity to take a campus tour, participate in admission and financial aid presentations, and speak to representatives from across campus during the Academic & Student Services Fair.
Registration is required, make a reservation here:

If you won't be able to attend, virtual tours and recorded presentations on a variety of topics including academic programs, research opportunities, application workshops and student panels will be available between October 1 through November 30 on the UCLA Fall Open House website -

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

Events/Information Sessions Listed Below:

Johns Hopkins College Search Process Workshops
Topics include:
College Admission 101
Breaking Down the College Search
Personal Essay Workshop
Supplemental Essay Workshop
Telling Your Story Workshop
....and more!
For detailed information and to register click  HERE

Financial Aid Workshop: How to Pay for College - Wednesday, October 19th at 6:00pm
Hosted by Whittier College
Students and their families are invited to attend to have all questions answered about paying for college.Topics covered will include:
Types of financial aid available to California students
Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The difference between financial need and the Expected Family Contribution
Understanding your Financial Aid Award Letter
Financial planning for college
Register HERE

Six of the nation's top Liberal Arts Colleges - Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams
will provide help with the college search process. All sessions are virtual.
Topics include:
Majors, Minors, and More: The Academic Experience at Liberal Arts Colleges - September 20  at 4 pm PDT
Opportunities and Outcomes at Liberal Arts Colleges - October 11 at 4 pm PDT
Campus Life and Building a Community - October 19 at 4 pm PDT
Register 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

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


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!  We are also happy to announce the FREE bus transportation will be available to and from our center for all Mira Costa students enrolled in our 1:15pm and 4:15pm classes!  Your SoCal Roc career guidance specialist, Mrs. Rocio Pineda-Contreras, will be available in the CCC Mondays during 2nd period to answer any questions,  Please sign-up in the CCC. Email: [email protected].  SoCalRoc phone:  310-224-4240


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.

Compass Education Group Practice Tests

10/1-10/2 SAT
10/8-10/9 ACT

Practice Test Registration for Mira Costa

PJ's Test Prep -

If you missed PJ's Essay Presentation, here is the YouTube link to view:  Writing a standout college essay!
FREE SAT/ACT Practice Test + Seminar coming up Oct 2nd in Hermosa and another on December 4th. Details and signups are at

Revolution Prep Events Offered in September 
Revolution Prep is offering free online ACT and SAT practice tests on Saturdays, September 17 & October 29, 9:00am – 1:00 pm PDT; and a FREE online PSAT 101 Strategy Workshop on Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00pm. 
Register HERE