College and Career Center
Welcome to the Merlo High School College & Career Center!
The CCC looks forward to working with you as you begin your journey of college selection and admission. Our goal is to make this process manageable and understandable for you and your family.
We seek to provide both students and parents with the best information on college choices and admission requirements to aid in the application process. The College and Career works closely with students and encourages them to discover their interests, explore possibilities, and take ownership of their college application process.
Ultimately, we seek to support students in their effort to identify and enroll in a college or university that is the best fit for them. We provide comprehensive college and career counseling services for all students in grades 9-12. All students are provided access to college counseling presentations and workshops and are encouraged to use the office as a resource throughout their college search, application, and selection process.
Our comprehensive program is designed to support students through their journey to post-secondary success. We have compiled some great resources for students and families to learn more about the college process. Use this website as a starting place and a reference guide, but remember, meet with your counselor and guidance technician regularly and take ownership of the process.
Merlo CCC Room #4
Ms. Liz Anaya-Guidance Technician
Hours: Monday–Friday: 7:00 am- 3:30 pm
(Unless otherwise noted on the CCC Calendar.)
Below is a list of resources/services that CCC provides:
- One-on-one college and career counseling meetings (for parents and students)
- College Visits
- College Essay/Personal Statement Review
- Individual College Application review
- Community College options and guidance
- Administration and interpretation of online career interest inventories
Resources and information regarding the SAT and ACT, and test prep.
- Delta College Assessment
- College search materials
- Scholarship information and scholarship search websites
- Informational workshops for parents and students
Resources for Students and Parents
- San Joaquin 211: Resources to housing/shelter, healthcare, counseling, food, legal services and more. 24 hours/7 days a week. Free and Confidential
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Call the NAMI helpline 1-800-950-6264 or in a crisis text? Text NAMI to 741741
- National Alliance on Mental Illness of San Joaquin: NAMI San Joaquin County is a grassroots family, client and community member organization, dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental health challenges and the lives of their families and friends. These challenges are known as neurobiological brain disorders or psychiatric disabilities.
- NAMI San Joaquin County Resource Guide
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or Text 741741
IMPORTANT SAT CODES:
- 3594: Sends to all CSU's
- 4129: UC Merced (will also send to all UC's)
- 4065: UOP
IMPORTANT ACT CODES:
- 0435: CSU STANISLAUS
- 0450: UC MERCED
- 0240: UOP