Are you interested in applying to a Four-Year Private / Independent University?

If you are applying to a Four-Year Private / Independent University, you need to complete a Secondary School Report (SSR) Checklist which requires you asking for Letters of Recommendation and completing a Common Application

  • Early Decision, you need to submit your SSR envelope to your counselor on October 14, 2016 by 3pm.
  • Regular Decision, you need to submit your SSR envelope to your counselor on October 28, 2016 by 3pm.

It is extremely important to meet all deadlines in order to process all your documents on time.

Seniors are you down credits?

If you are down credits (less than 160 credits), you need to check with your counselor immediately to review your graduation status. 

Cyber High Information Flyer

Senior Counseling Information

Senior Reminders

Check your School Loop, Naviance and the Counseling Monthly Calendar REGULARLY to monitor your academic progress. receive important information and check on the counseling upcoming events. 

Counseling Monthly Calendar

School Loop


  1. At the beginning of your senior year, you should have earned a minimum of 160 credits.  If you have less than 160 credits, you need to check with your counselor immediately to review your graduation status. 
  2. Continue to maintain "C" or better grades. Remember that colleges will only take grades of a "C" or better for a-g requirements. "D" grade = Deal Breaker!
  3. Colleges/Universities will use email to notify you if you are missing vital documents from your application. You will be notified via email if you have been accepted to their college/university.
  4. The last opportunity to take the SAT College Entrance Exam or ACT plus writing is November
  5. Important college deadlines and reminders will be sent from counseling via Naviance email.
  6. Special scholarships deadlines and reminders will be sent from counseling via Naviance email. 
  7. If you are struggling in any of yours classes, make sure to attend tutoring and work closely with your teachers to find strategies that will help you improve your grades. Also get help during the advisory/tutorial period. 

Senior Monthly Checklist

Senior Credit Evaluation Presentation (Sept. 7 & 9)

Senior College Going Presentation (Sept. 21) 

What To Do When--Steps To Apply to College Presentation (Nov. 16)


For many students, paying for college is beyond comprehension.  While it is true that the cost of college is increasing an average of 2.6% for the past 10 years (on average), colleges, universities, and private groups are working harder than ever in trying to find many avenues to help you achieve your dreams.

  • The first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application.  Remember that the FAFSA window opens October 1st and you must apply before March 2nd.
  • Do not miss the FAFSA Workshops: 
  • Filing your FAFSA can only help you so make sure to apply! The FAFSA will determine what kind of financial aid that you qualify for---this includes Grants, Scholarships, Work Study, Loans, etc.
  • Your next steps should be to check for scholarship opportunities on Naviance. Talk to your counselor to learn about scholarships that are unique to Santa Teresa or East Side Union High School District.
  • Each college/university has unique approaches for paying for college so be sure to communicate with them as well.

What is a WICHE agreement?

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) is a regional organization adopted in the 1950's. WICHE was created to facilitate resource sharing among the higher education systems of the West. Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two-and four-year college programs outside of their home state. The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) reduced tuition rate is not automatically awarded to all eligible candidates. Many institutions limit the number of new WUE awards each academic year, so apply early! WICHE members include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the U.S. Pacific Territories and freely associated states. 

WICHE Website

WICHE Questions and Answers

Naviance "How To Videos"

Beyond contacting your counselor, Naviance can do a lot more.  This is a locker of Naviance "How to videos" for you to review:

1. How To Contact Your Counselor

2. How to Use the Resume Builder

3. How To Search For Careers 

4. How To Search For Colleges 

5. How To Post Colleges 

6. How To Post Teacher Recommendations (New)

Are you interested in applying to a Four-Year Public UC or CSU School System?

The University of California (UC) or California State University (CSU) application window closes on November 30, 2016. Please apply early and make sure to submit your application before the thanksgiving holiday!

ESUHSD Promise with SJSU

CSU Mentor GPA Calculator

Are you interested in applying to a Two-year Community College?

Check the guidelines for applying to a Two-Year Community College. Community Colleges in California.

De Anza College 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014 

Evergreen Valley College 3095 Yerba Buena Rd. San Jose, CA 95135 

Foothill College 12345 El Monte Rd. Los Altos, CA 94022

Gavilan College 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd. Gilroy, CA 95020 

Mission College 3000 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054 

San José City College 2100 Moorpark Ave. San Jose, CA 95128 

West Valley College 14000 Fruitvale Ave. Saratoga, CA 95070 

Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử

(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.