ACADEMIC COUNSELING

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Stepping in the Right Directions Black College Fair December 15th

Oregon Private College Week
Discover which Oregon private college is right for you and why Oregon’s private colleges should be your top choice.  Eleven independent, non-profit colleges will host a campus tour and information session every day, Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31, 2020, at 9am and 2pm PST. Registration will open in February 2020.

Cal State Impaction Matrix for 2019/2020. LINK TO FLYER

Net Price Calculator – LINK TO INFO

Parents & Students:

  1. The purpose of SRA’s media sites (and emails) is to assist you.  We daily update in order to keep you well informed.
  2. In this tab section, you will find helpful and/or required links, information, forms and documents.  Regularly check back and click on each tab for any recent updates.
  3. The Upcoming Events section below lists important reminders, along with the SRA website, student portal and emails.
  4. Mrs. McMullen regularly AND daily emails students and parents.  Check your spam/junk mail settings if you are not receiving any.
  5. If there is any information not provided that you would like to see on the Academic Counseling website, please email your suggestions to Mrs. McMullen.

In conclusion, please respectfully take time to familiarize yourself with information provided;
regularly check for updates, and always read emails sent.  Thank you!

Community Service Project
Packet: Click Here for Packet

Contract: Click Here for Contract

Requirements: Click Here for Requirements


Graduation Requirements
Click Here for Requirements

College Board Link: https://www.collegeboard.org/

Free Scholarship Site: http://www.fastweb.com

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Information & Application): http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Access to the Personal ID Number for the FAFSA: http://www.pin.ed.gov

Caregiver Scholarships: The Caring Project

CA Dream Application: The Federal application for financial aid for AB-540 or undocumented students.

Cal Grant: Information on Cal Grants, or financial awards that student recipients do not have to repay.

WebGrants4Students: After you’ve submitted your FAFSA or CA Dream Act, create an account to check the status of your Cal Grant Application.

Federal Student Aid: An overview of the various Federal student aid programs.

​FinAid: Detailed information on all you need to know about paying for college, such as scholarships, loans, financial aid application information, and more.

Fastweb: A database of information on over 1 million scholarships, internships and job opportunities for students.

ScholarShare: California’s 529 college savings plan is designed to help families save for higher education expenses.

Blue + Gold Opportunity Program: Information on the opportunities for California residents whose family earns less than $80,000 and qualifies for financial aid.

Scholarship List from Hancock College: A helpful list of a number of non-institutional scholarships available to students.

California State Directory of Schools with Scholarships: Resource designed just for high school students in CA.

Imagine American Foundation: Scholarships for Trade School Students

Financial Aid Checklist: https://www.csac.ca.gov/pod/financial-aid-checklist

Senior Activities

Thursday May 28th, 2020 @ 6:00pm – Senior Graduation

Homepage to the University of California System: http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu

A-G Course List – Check your high school’s A-G approved course list.

Academic Planner– A helpful tool for students to keep track of their A-G requirements to make sure they stay on track to attend a four year university upon graduating high school.

College Board: SAT registration and preparation, school search, and helpful college planning information.

ACT: ACT registration and preparation, helpful college planning tools.

Apprentice Program San Diego: 2017 apprenticeship class.

Mrs. McMullen

Mrs. McMullen is the Academic Counselor and one of the Founders of Santa Rosa Academy.  She has also taught for over 25 years and is very passionate about helping students succeed.  

Mrs. McMullen’s greatest desire for students is for them to find out what they are truly passionate about, then help them reach those goals in order to be
 life long learners and productive citizens.  She believes EVERY student is gifted with specific talents and has potential to accomplish great things if they set their minds to it and believe in themselves.  

As a counselor, there’s nothing more that brings Mrs. McMullen joy than to see students succeed and persevere through and overcome life’s challenges.  It is also very special to her when former students stop by to say hello or touch base.


Education:
· Bachelor of Science in Zoology from UC Davis
· Master of Science in Instructional Leadership from National University
· College Admissions Counseling Postgraduate Certificate from UCR

Fun Facts:
· Married for almost 24 years and has 3 daughters.
· Favorite hobbies are marine biology and traveling.
· First job was raising penguins (hence the penguin icon tab)
· Worked at SeaWorld after college, then decided to get teaching credential.

California Colleges: Provides a detailed breakdown of the admission requirements to California public colleges as well as h​as an online tool to help match students with potentials schools.

Cal State Apply: Provides students and families with information about the California State University system, as well as how to finance and apply to one of the many CSU campuses.

UC Applications: ​Link to the application ​for the UC System for both freshman and transfer applicants.

Pathway to UC: Information on the process of applying to the University of California System. (Spanish Version)

CCCApply: The go-to online resource for the California Community College System. Here you can apply for most Califronia Community Colleges.

The Common Application: The Common Application can be submitted to 488 Independent colleges and universities for both freshman and transfer applicants.

UPCOMING EVENTS