College and Career Center: March 13, 2014


Compiled by College and Career Counselor Denise Yamamoto

Senior Announcements: 


If you have not submitted any applications yet, please see Mrs. Yamamoto, Mrs. Toyota or Ms. Kato as soon as possible. There are still opportunities available to you. Procrastination will narrow your options.

Submit Scholarship/Award Letters to C&CC 

If you have received a scholarship or financial award from a school or organization, forward a copy of it to C&CC, whether you are accepting it or not. We will add the information to our year-end report and you will be recognized in the graduation program.

Selective Service: All males 18 years of age must register

In order to qualify for federal student loans and grants, job training and employment, males 18 years of age must register with Selective Service. Go to for more information.

Scholarships Posted on Edline

Check Edline or our bulletin board for the latest scholarship listings. Any scholarship money that you receive means less money out of your pocket. Follow the instructions and watch your deadlines.

May 1 – Reply to Colleges

May 1 is the universal reply date to colleges. This is not a postmarked deadline, so schools need to receive your enrollment plans by that date. Most schools will request for a final transcript as well, so don’t forget to submit your transcript request.

FAFSA – Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) provides the foundation for the college financial aid process. Colleges, including community colleges and many scholarship foundations use the report generated by the FAFSA to evaluate an applicant’s financial need. You must file the FAFSA even if you seek only grants or subsidized loans. Request forms or complete the form online at Filing your FAFSA online results in quicker evaluations. Each college has a deadline and most aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis so fill out your FAFSA today.

Don’t Forget Your Thank You’s!

As this year is quickly coming to an end, don’t forget to send a thank you note to the teachers and/or counselors who helped you submit letters of recommendation and school report forms.

Other Announcements:

Junior English Class Visits

Mrs. Yamamoto is done visiting junior English classes. College planning, course planning, college entrance tests, resume/essay writing, NCAA, etc. was covered. If you were absent on that day, please see Mrs. Yamamoto in C&CC to get the information shared. Students or their parents are encouraged to make an appointment if they have any questions or concerns.

SAT/ACT College Entrance Exams

Underclassmen, especially juniors, should sign up now for the SAT or ACT. Sites and dates fill up very quickly, so plan accordingly. Go to or to sign up for the appropriate test. Our school’s CEEB code is 120-197.

ASVAB Testing – Grades 10 to 12 Only – April 16

We will be offering the ASVAB on Wednesday, April 16 at 1 p.m. This is an excellent assessment tool, even if you don’t plan to join the military. Sign up in C&CC.

Running Start

The Running Start program is a unique partnership between the DOE and the UH system. It allows public high school juniors and seniors to attend college classes while earning both high school and college credits. Students should have a 3.0 minimum GPA to apply. Come to C&CC for more information, or visit

College Planning 


Be proactive and make an appointment to discuss post-high school plans. Appointments can be scheduled during the school day, before school or after school. Contact Mrs. Denise Yamamoto to schedule a student and/or parent appointment.

Fee Waivers Available

Students on free or reduced lunch are available for SAT, ACT and NCAA Clearinghouse fee waivers. See Mrs. Yamamoto and pick up your fee waiver today.

College Fair 

The National College Fair will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with representatives from visiting schools. For more information, please visit