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College Career Center » 12th Grade College Planning: Senior

12th Grade College Planning: Senior


Mrs. Joanne Lewis
Director, College & Career Center
Phone: 310-378-8471 Ext. 43618
[email protected]


Mrs. Teresa Hoffman
Scholarship & Financial Aid Coordinator
Phone: 310-378-8471 Ext. 43347
[email protected]


Please view and download the resources in the above link to help support you in your college applications. Speak with your counselor and stop in to the PVHSCCC with questions!


PVHS College Night 2023


September 14, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Sea King Center)


 Keynote: Kirk Brennan / USC Dean of Admission


     Facts vs. Fiction: Insights & Tips Navigating College Admissions in 2023


 Followed by breakout workshops: various locations TBA


Major Mayhem: Choosing a College MajorSouthern Methodist University

Finding Your Fit: How to Build & Finalize Your College List – University of Oregon

EA vs. ED vs. RD? The Variables and How They Impact Decisions University of Chicago

Overview of the UC SystemUniversity of California, Berkeley

 Playing your Sport in College: Navigating NCAA Initial EligibilityUniversity of California, Los Angeles

CA Community College & Transfer Admission Guarantee – College Connextions

“Geek is Chic” – College Admissions Collaborative Highlighting Engineering & Technology - (CACHET)  Dartmouth College

Crafting a Standout Application for Selective Private Universities - Rice University



College Admission Counselor Visits in the CCC                                                                           

September –November 2023 Mondays – Thursdays in the CCC

Check Schoolinks for schedule and to register



College Day for Seniors

October 18th   9 a.m. - 11:30 a. m.


College Day Application Workshops:

9:00 - 10:00

UC Santa Barbara - UC Application Workshop: Tips to Ace the UC App & UCSB info

10:00 - 10:25

College Day Senior Breakfast & College Swag Raffle

10:30 - 11:30

Choice of sessions to attend


10:30 - How to Write the “Academic Interest” Supplemental Essays

10:30 - College Interview Questions and How to Answer Them! Mock Inerviews


SPECIAL Raffle for seniors attending the full morning from 9am- 1130!


College Fair

October 19, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

40 colleges / universities in attendance


Financial Aid Information Night

Oct. 24, 6:30 p. m. – 7:30 via Zoom  
Understanding the NEW BETTER FAFSA
Filling out the New Better FAFSA
December 6, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p. m. via Zoom



Class of 2024 PVHSCCC Weekly Updates


For deadlines, tips, upcoming events including a list of colleges visiting the CCC, essay review

sessions, application workshops and more. Everything you need to stay organized!




The PVHS College Career Center (CCC) Room 318

     Drop-ins welcome, college essay reviews, college list review, etc.


    Schedule appointments with Mrs. Lewis or Mrs. Hoffman via Schoolinks