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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.

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!


CCC Drop-In Office Hours

  • The CCC is open for drop-in Zoom office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 pm.
  • Meeting ID: 349 574 9539   Passcode: mustang.


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:

The following visits have been changed to 12:25pm during the updated lunch time.
Wednesday, 5/12 - El Camino Pre-Registration Workshop at 12:25pm. This workshop will teach students how to register for classes, navigate MyECC, and place courses in their shopping cart. Use link: 


Friday, 5/14 - Pacific University at 12:25pm use link: https://pacificu.zoom.us/j/91860749064



College Virtual Events


Students are invited to join representatives from Bates, DavidsonOberlin, 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.

  • Tuesday, May 4, 8 pm EDT
  • Wednesday, May 12, 8 pm EDT
  • Thursday, May 20, 8 pm EDT



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.

Topics include: 

*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.


*Please note that the priority deadline for South Bay Promise was April 30th but the final deadline to submit the application is June 30th. Please complete the path to enroll.


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



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


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


Pre-College and Summer Opportunities
Health Sciences Immersion Program (HSIP)
Students gain a powerful extracurricular opportunity by attending HSIP for 9 Saturdays
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.
- While originally designed for Southern CA high school students, the program takes place online on Zoom.
- In addition to speakers, workshops and discussions, HSIP students will be divided
into groups of 4-5 for a simple group final presentation.
To apply go to: impactinternships.org/hsip  Priority Deadline is June 20th at 11:59pm   See detailed flyer attached to the bottom of this page. 


UC Davis Summer Pre-College Program Information HERE
UCLA School of Film & Television Summer Institute information 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