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College & Career Counseling

College and Career Counseling




Naviance is a web-based program that allows students to find college information, research specific colleges and careers, and take assessments to determine future college majors and career paths. All students have an account with individual login information, and are encouraged to use it frequently to aid in discovering their post-secondary goals. South High’s Naviance page can be accessed at



Scheduled College and Career Visits 2017-2018:


Presentations are scheduled throughout the year and are updated regularly as new appointments are confirmed. Listening to a college admission counselor can provide a clear sense of what a university has to offer, and can help students clarify what they are looking for in a college/university. In most cases, the presenter is the same person who reviews applications and makes admission decisions. All visits take place in the College/Career Center (R-4) unless otherwise noted. Students will need to sign up on Naviance to attend. Students will then receive a pass 24-48 hours in advance which will need to be signed by the teacher for permission (most require 24-hour notice).


Syracuse University- September 19th at 9:50 am (2nd Period)

University of Massachusetts Amherst- September 19th at 12:30 pm (Lunch)

USC- September 21st at 8 am (1st Period)

University of Dayton- September 21st at 12:20 pm (Lunch) 

Boston University- September 21st at 2 pm (6th Period)

ArtCenter College of Design- September 22nd at 9 am (2nd Period)

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)- September 22nd at 1:50 pm (6th Period)

Northwestern University- September 27th at 12:20 pm (Lunch)

University of Connecticut (UConn)- September 27th at 2 pm (6th Period)

UC Santa Cruz- September 28th at 10:50 am (3rd Period)

UC Irvine- September 28th at 11:40 am (4th Period)

University of the Pacific- September 29th at 8 am (1st Period)

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences- September 29th at 11 am (4th Period)

University of Colorado, Boulder- October 2nd at 11 am (4th Period)

Carnegie Mellon University- October 2nd at 12:50 pm (5th Period)

Northern Arizona University- October 3rd at 1:10 pm (5th Period)

UCLA- October 4th at 8 am (1st Period)

Arizona State University- October 4th at 2 pm (6th Period)

Macquarie University (Australia)- October 5th at 10:55 am (4th Period)

Occidental College- October 5th at 12:20 pm (Lunch)

University of Chicago- October 13th at 9 am (2nd Period)

University of Oregon- October 13th at 12:50 pm (5th Period)

CSU Dominguez Hills- October 16th at 11 am (4th Period)

Cal Lutheran University- October 16th at 12:15 pm (Lunch)

University of Washington- October 17th at 10:50 am (3rd Period)

Drexel University- October 17th at 12:30 pm (Lunch)

California College of the Arts- October 18th at 8 am (1st Period)

Grand Canyon University- October 19th at 8:55 am (2nd Period)

UC Santa Barbara- October 23rd at 8 am (1st Period)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University- October 25th at 1 pm (5th Period)

University of Missouri- October 26th at 8:55 am (2nd Period)

Air Force ROTC- October 27th at 12:15 pm (Lunch)

Colby College- October 27th at 1:50 pm (6th Period)

University of San Francisco- October 30th at 11 am (4th Period)

Loyola Marymount University (LMU)- October 31st at 9:50 am (2nd Period)

Hawaii Pacific University- November 6th at 8 am (1st Period)

Azusa Pacific University- November 6th at 10 am (3rd Period)

Los Angeles Institute of of Architecture and Design- November 7th at 9:50 am (2nd Period)

UC Riverside- November 9th at 10:55 am (4th Period)

University of Hawaii- November 14th at 1:10 pm (5th Period)

Santa Monica College- November 29th at 9:55 am (3rd Period)

Concordia University Irvine- November 29th at 12:20 pm (Lunch)



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College and Career Information and Assessments



Trade/Tech Education

There are many programs that train students to do a specific trade, rather than earn a degree. This often comes with certification in a career or trade. These can be individual schools for career education, or can be programs through community colleges or places like SoCal ROC.


Southern California Regional Occupation Center (So Cal ROC)

The So Cal ROC program allows students to become acquainted with certain jobs. SoCal ROC has a variety of courses that offer certification and other benefits, while earning high school credits for free.  To learn more, visit, or meet with the SoCal ROC counselor when she is on campus by making an appointment in the counseling office.