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Welcome and Overview

Welcome to Drake's College & Career Center!
 
I am passionate about working with high school students and helping them navigate their post-secondary planning. I have a long history with Drake, one that started years before I began working here. Feel free to learn more by reading my Bio.

In the College & Career Center, students can find current material on hundreds of colleges, gap year programs, and summer opportunities.  Additionally, students can access computers to search for information on careers, colleges, scholarships, as well as find community service and job opportunity postings.
 
For information regarding internships, please see Greg Davison in the College & Career Center. He is at Drake on Wednesdays and can be reached any day at gdavison@tamdistrict.org.
 
My hope is that students leave Drake well-prepared and excited to embark on their next journey, no matter where they land. It is also my hope that students embrace the process with confidence and curiosity and enjoy this time rather than succumbing to the pressures that often goes with the college application process. There are thousands of colleges and universities out there, as well as career options and gap year programs to consider.  Keep in mind - what might be good for your best friend may not be what's best for you so keep your interests and wishes alive and strong! 
 
Trust your instincts and take the initiative to ask questions so that you can learn about all of your options. I look forward to hearing about your plans and helping in any way I can.
 
Lisa Neumaier, College & Career Specialist
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 Seniors - Check It Out

  • UC campuses have begun releasing their admission decisions for fall 2017 and all freshman admission decisions will be released by March 31. Each campus has its own notification schedule so click here for campus-specific timelines.
  • Here are some important next steps for students who have been admitted to a UC campus.
  • UC campuses will use waitlists to manage enrollment. Click here for more information: Waitlist FAQs
  • If you missed Senior Night on September 15, 2016, click here for the Power Point presentation.
  • If you missed Financial Aid Night on September 22, 2016, click here for the presentation and talking points.
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) became available as of October 1, 2016 so complete it as soon as you can. Add each college you will apply to so they can consider you for need-based aid. Each UC campus must be listed individually.
  • Complete the CSS Profile (a financial aid application) if your college requires it.
  • Request to have your standardized tests scores sent to colleges through College Board and/or ACT.
  • Check out the advice from the Class of 2016 re: how to navigate the college application process and how to tackle the college essay.
 
College & Career Center:
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Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
Phone: 415-458-3481
Room: 211 (next door to Counseling)
 
Drake's School Code for Testing: 052770
 
More than 100 College Reps visit Drake each fall to talk to students about their schools so please attend as many as you can. The information and advice reps provide is priceless!!
 
Although most visits occur before school, during Tutorial or at lunch, some occur during class time. Students are required to sign up on Naviance for visits requiring a pass (during class time or Tutorial) and should use the email from their counselor as their pass.
 
Click here to log in to Naviance. Once logged in, click on the colleges tab then click on the view all upcoming college visits link.
 
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A list of active scholarships is  available on Naviance and updated regularly.  The majority of scholarships are for seniors and deadlines vary.
 
Juniors & Sophomores -
    Check it out

If you weren't able to attend The New World of College Admission Testing: Insights for the Classes of 2018 & 2019, stop by the College & Career Center to pick up a copy of  The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing or view it online: http://www.compassprep.com/compass-guide/
 
If you missed Junior Night  on October 6, 2016, here are the presentations from our guest speakers:

Junior Night Presentations

Drake's College & Career Center is offering several practice ACT and practice SAT exams in 2016-17 so click here for dates.
 
 
ACT 2016-17 test dates
 
College Board 2016-17 SAT test dates
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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