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College and Career Advising

Counseling is available for students to explore resources and services related to college planning and career exploration.  It is our goal to provide the guidance needed to help students make informed decisions about their future.

Lead Senior Counselor
Name:   Erin Patrick
Phone Number:   (858) 822-0996
Email Address:   empatrick@ucsd.edu

College Visits:  See the list of Colleges coming to The Preuss School at Naviance Family Connection.

SAT/ACT School Code: 051479

School Profile 2019-2020

Resources and Websites

Naviance Family Connection

The Preuss School’s resource for college research and information for juniors & seniors and their parents - registration code required. Program helps students and parents keep track of college plans, applications and scholarships. Also provides test prep and career planning resources.

The Common Application

Online application accepted by over 300 colleges and universities.

University of California Application

On-line application for the University of California system (UC’s). Includes information about application requirements.

Cal State Apply

Website for the California State University system. Provides tools for exploring, planning and applying for admission to California State Universities (CSUs).

University of California EAOP Website

The University of California's largest academic preparation program, EAOP works directly with students at underserved schools to increase the number of students who have the opportunity to achieve a college education. This site provides resources regarding financial aid and applications for students and parents.

UC San Diego EAOP Website

Lists a number of helpful links for parents regarding financial aid, college applications and supporting students in college.

College Search Engines

Financial Aid and Scholarships

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid; which is required for all need-based financial aid programs.

CSS Profile

Financial aid application required by many private schools.

Planning Ahead: Applying for Awards, Grants, Scholarships and Financial Aid

A guide book filled with information regarding financial aid for college along with a listing of many different scholarships available to students.

Finaid

A comprehensive resource for all aspects of financial aid.

Fastweb

A free comprehensive scholarship search service.

San Diego County Office of Education

Listing of local scholarships available.

San Diego Foundation

Application and information regarding 75 different scholarships available to San Diego residents.

Scholarship Database

Free access to scholarship and grant database.

Web Grants for Students (WGS)
WGS will allow students to manage their Cal Grant and/or Chafee account(s) online.  Seniors should create an account no later than May of their senior year. 

Transcripts & Test Scores

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for academic records, degree audits, enrollment verifications, grading, student records, and transcript requests. 

If you need offiical transcripts or test scores sent to colleges or another prgainization please email the registrar at preussregistrar@ucsd.edu and include your:

  1. Full Legal Name 
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Current Grade Level
  4. Description of Request
  5. Phone Number

Processing time is 3-5 business days (Monday through Friday). You will receive an email when your request has been processed and ready for pick up. Forms will not be generated during holiday closures. Expect a week delay during the week grades are released. For more information, reference our Academic Calendar here

If you require expedited processing, please call Paty at (858) 822-2525.

Testing

SAT and SAT Subject Tests

The College Board; online registration for SAT Reasoning and Subject Test.

ACT

Online registration for the ACT test.

PSAT 8/9 and PSAT/NMSQT
8th-11th grade students will take the PSAT every year in October.  This is a practice exam for the real SAT. 

Fair Test

National Center for Fair and Open Testing web site; list of over 750 colleges and universities which do not use the SAT or ACT to admit substantial numbers of undergraduates.

PSAT/SAT/ACT School Code: 051479

Athletics

NCAA

National Collegiate Athletic Association; provides information about sports and schools.

NCAA Eligibility

NCAA Eligibility Center; students must register, pay after and submit transcript and test scores to be eligible to play Division I or II sports in college.

Division III Site

Site devoted to Division III collegiate athletics and institutions.

Other Educational Resources

A-G Course List

The Education Conservancy

The Education Conservancy — a non-profit organization committed to improving college admission process for students, colleges and high schools.

Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives web site — "40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College"

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)