College Planning

CEEB Code 053358

The role of the Heritage Christian College Center is to facilitate the successful navigation of the college exploration, preparation and admissions process for students and their families, with deliberate focus on God’s purpose for their lives. Jeremiah 29:11 guides us in empowering students to find the “best fit” college or university. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Our Philosophy is to partner with Heritage Christian students and their parents who we invite to work alongside us in the college planning process beginning in 8th grade. Students will develop decision and goal setting skills, learn their strength and weaknesses and increase their interests in research and college planning process. The primary goal is to address each student’s individuals college needs and ensure that each one is active and prepared participants in the process starting in 8th grade and continuing throughout high school.

Middle School

Counselors begin connecting with 8th graders in the fall. Informational Parent meetings are held in September as well as classroom visits. We discuss the current trends regarding requirements to get into a UC or CSU or elite university. Graduation requirements are covered too.

High School

We continually emphasize throughout high school the importance of good grades, challenging students to continue to take upper level courses as well as the importance to stay involved by participating in clubs, missions, school activities, and athletics while in high school.

What to Expect by Grade

Following is a breakdown of college counseling events that occur here on this campus:

9th Grade

In the spring our English 9 classes do a career report. We introduce Naviance, a college web based program. Students take a personality assessment, then determine a major that will help them get into that career. We then discuss universities that offer this major. We show them even more items in Naviance that will assist them in discovering more about colleges as well as careers. We also meet with them individually during the re-enrollment process to discuss their future goals.

10th Grade

In early September we visit their Bible classes to discuss grades, PSAT opportunities, and our upcoming Parent-Sophomore College Information Night. At the Sophomore College Information Night we show various screens in Naviance, discuss college entrance requirements, the importance of keeping good grades and being involved in the community. In addition we discuss the PSAT. We discuss the resume section of Naviance and the importance of keeping it updated with awards, teams or clubs that they have been in. During re-enrollment we meet individually with 10th graders to review their forms and to go over prospective college list in Naviance. We look at their current GPA and potential colleges for which they qualify.

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11th Grade

As soon as we complete senior college apps we begin to call in Juniors to discuss what they need to be doing in the spring, preparing for the SAT or ACT, or working to finish the school year with strong grades. We add more colleges to their prospective list in Naviance and make sure they are adding items to their Resume. We finalize re-enrollment to make sure they will meet graduation requirements. All Juniors will take the PSAT, we use this to help guide them in preparing for SAT’s. Our 11th grade English teacher works with students to help them write their essay for college applications. He also works with them on updating their resume in Naviance to assist faculty in writing letters of recommendation. We have a Parent-Junior Information Night in April to work through Naviance, get them to narrow their college application list down to; a stretch, realistic ones, and a safety.

12th Grade

We meet beginning in September individually giving students an unofficial transcript. We transfer the colleges listed in the prospective to the active section in Naviance. We communicate with 12th graders through their classes to cover important date and information. We have a Family College Application Night in the end of September. We show them how to do the apps, and how Naviance will assist in the college application process. May 1st is our college signing day when we celebrate decisions for their future schooling.

Colleges Accepting Heritage Graduates

  • Academy of Art University
  • The University of Alabama
  • AMDA College of Performing Arts
  • Arizona Christian University
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Arizona
  • Art Center College of Design
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Baylor University
  • Belmont University
  • Biola University
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • Boston Conservatory at Berklee
  • Bryan College
  • California Baptist University
  • California Lutheran University
  • California Polytechnic University Pomona
  • California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo
  • California State University Channel Islands
  • California State University Dominguez Hills
  • California State University Fullerton
  • California State University Long Beach
  • California State University Maritime Academy
  • California State University Monterey Bay
  • California State University Northridge
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Davis
  • University of California Irvine
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of California Merced
  • University of California Riverside
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • University of California Santa Cruz
  • Chapman University
  • Colorado Christian University
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins
  • Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Concordia University
  • Creighton University
  • Dartmouth
  • DePaul University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emerson College
  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • University of Florida
  • Georgetown University
  • George Mason University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • University of Hawaii-Manoa
  • University of Hawaii-West Oahu
  • Hofstra University
  • University of Houston
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • University of Kansas
  • University of La Verne
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • Liberty University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Montana State University
  • Morgan State University
  • University of Nevada –Las Vegas
  • New York Film Academy
  • Norfolk State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Oregon Institute of Technology
  • Oregon State University
  • Ozark Christian College
  • University of the Pacific
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Point Loma Nazarene University
  • Portland State University
  • Rhodes College
  • San Diego State University
  • University of San Diego
  • San Francisco State University
  • University of San Francisco
  • San Jose State University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • University of Southern California
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stony Brook University
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas State University
  • The University of Texas at Dallas
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • The Master’s University
  • University of Incarnate Word
  • University of Northwestern-St. Paul
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Utah
  • Vanguard University
  • Washington State University
  • Westmont College
  • Whitworth University
  • Williams College