College and Career Information

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Welcome to the College and Career Information section of the website!  Use the menu on the left hand side of the page to navigate resources available to you including work permit requests, scholarship opportunities, virtual college visits (20/21 school year), career resources, military information, and more!  


Check out the Santiago Canyon College Free Virtual Career Workshops in August!  
Click here to register for the virtual workshops


Important College/University Updates
Due to the circumstances faced around COVID-19 many colleges and universities are sending updates regarding applications, requirements, orientations and deadlines.  Please check your email regularly for important updates from the school(s) you are planning to apply to or have applied to.  The Career Center will post updates here as they are received:

Community College
Santiago Canyon College-See update below to contact an SCC representative for any questions.  If you have already applied, check your email for important virtual orientation information!

Santa Ana College-Ms. Mendez-Sanchez can be reached at 714-564-6804,, or video chat sac.crainumcafe/msm. 

Orange Coast College-Apply online at  Once you receive your OCC student number, complete the online orientation via My Coast portal. When these are completed, visit the counseling homepage to schedule a virtual appointment with a counselor.

Colleges and Universities 
In-State California
University of California Admissions 

California State University Admissions 

Cal State East Bay-
For questions, please contact Student Outreach at 

Cal-Poly Pomona-Virtual tours and additional information can be found at or contact the school directly at Phone: 909-869-3529 or Email:

UC Merced-Students who wish to schedule a one-on-one meeting, please use this link. Please do not hesitate to contact Lani Nugent at or 209-500-9169 if you have any questions. 

Concordia University-Check out the virtual events Concordia is offering!  If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment reach out to Michelle Martir. Email Phone (949) 214-3024

Out of State

University of Arizona-Students are welcome to RSVP for an online Zoom web call  Ms. Smith, U of A representative, can be reached via email ( or via phone 602-418-2259.
Virtual Information Session registration 

University of Alabama-Virtual College Information Sessions available! or chat with a recruiter 



Santiago Canyon College 

Questions or need assistance?  Contact Skyler Phamle via text at  (657) 224-3707 or email 
Schedule a virtual appointment with Skyler Phamle here

Skyler Phamle, the Santiago Canyon College Representative at El Modena High School is available to meet with you online or via phone for any questions about attending Santiago Canyon College this fall.   This includes applying to SCC and financial aid questions and assistance.  

Visit the SCC Early Welcome Page for important information and also check your email!

Fall 2020 Dual Enrollment Information

Additional College & Career Planning Resources

College and University Visits & Virtual Events 

El Modena will be hosting virtual college and university meetings with representatives this fall.  Check back in September for the schedule and login information.  

Are you a college/university representative? If you previously signed up via Rep Visits, we are no longer using the program.  Please contact the Career Center directly for options to sign up. 

Interested in attending Williams College in MA?  Check out their WOW program!
Interested in attending Bates College in ME? Check out their Diversity Fly in Program!

Click Here for the College/University Visit Schedule


Looking to get an edge with College Applications and Scholarships?  Maybe looking to build up some work experience?  Consider being an Academic Peer Mentor! It's a great way to help your fellow students AND gain some great experience!  Check out the flyer for details and more information. 

Academic Peer Mentor Program Information


The College Bound: Grad Program is a highly valued, and intensive, college readiness training program free of charge. Upon being accepted to the program, seniors will develop and refine the skills necessary to not only be an incredibly competitive college applicant, but to navigate college life in a confident, informed, and supported way! The College Bound: Grad Lab Program will provide the additional personal and academic support needed to bridge the education gap that will impact students, especially rising seniors, as they begin the college application process. This program is designed to support girls in their college-going journey, and provide options and opportunities for every girl, regardless of circumstance, to be successful! 


Topics include: 

  • Personal Statement Training & Reviews 

  • Building a College List & Application Guidance 

  • ACT Preparation & Practice Exams 

  • Scholarship & Financial Aid Guidance 

  • Individual College Advising & Mentorship 

  • ...and more! 
    College Bound Grad Program Information Flyer

Applications for Service Academy
To be considered for admission to the Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy, an individual must have a nomination either through a Member of the House of Representatives or United States Senate or a military service connection. Applicants may and should seek a nomination from both their Senators and Member of Congress; however, receiving multiple nominations does not enhance or increase an applicants chances of admittance to a service academy. To avoid last minute misunderstandings and ensure your application is reviewed, please carefully study and follow the instructions below. Certain information is required for you to be considered as an applicant. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to submit this information and keep it updated. Completed applications must be received at our office by October 30, 2020 to ensure adequate time to assess each candidate's qualifications. Applications received after that date cannot be considered.
Click Here for Service Academy Application & Information 

Santiago Community College

Please see updates above for connecting with SCC during this time. A representative from Santiago Canyon College is available Tuesdays (9:30am-12:00pm) in the Career Center to assist with any general SCC questions, applying, financial aid, or any general community college questions. If you are interested in specific Business and Career Programs, including Dual Enrollment, SCC representatives are available Wednesday-Fridays 7:30am - 3:30pm.

Click Here to Visit the Santiago Canyon College Page

Presenting Yourself on the UC Undergraduate Application for Admission and Scholarships - Freshmen

Seniors - Check out this informational presentation on the UC Admissions process.

Click here to download the presentation

updated: 11.6.18