Lowell College Counseling Center
Ms Aguirre the Lowell College Counselor
Question from 'The Lowell' Student News Site: What is one thing you wish students knew about the Lowell College Counseling Center?
Ms. Aguirre: It’s really just a safe place where students should feel comfortable.
Reporters: Shannon Chang and Allister Xu
Photo credit: Nathan Yee
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The Lowell Counseling Center is open:
- Mon, Tues, Thurs: 9:00 am-4:30 am
- Wed, Fri: 8:00 am-3:30 pm
A big thank you to the dozens of Parent Volunteers that help keep the college center open all day. Want to volunteer? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
College representative visits are back in person this year
We have over 90+ college visits scheduled at Lowell this year, almost all in person. Please check out the schedule and see who is visiting this week.
Get help with researching schools, filling out applications, proofing essays, finding scholarships
You don't need to make an appointment, students are always welcome to drop in and ask for help.
Fall is a busy time in the College Counseling Center. Click below to learn about our upcoming events.
Cash for College Workshop : October 4th at 5:30pm in person at Lowell High School
California Student Aid Commission will present a workshop on "Cash for College" which will include time with a counselor to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and California Dream Act application for the 2023-2024 school year.
Additional resources will include an overview of Cal Grants and AB540/CA Dream Act assistance.
Translation will be available in Chinese and Spanish.
Pizza dinner will be served. Please RSVP:
College Application: Drop in hours
The Lowell Counseling Center will have College Application drop in hours, to answer questions and help you fill our your application:
Thursday, September 1st at 4pm
Wednesday, September 14th during 1st period
Wednesday, September 28th from 2:30-3:30
Thursday, October 15th at 4pm
Wednesday, October 26th from 2:30 - 3:30
College Essay: Drop in hours
The Lowell Counseling Center will review essays and provide tips and feedback every Tuesday from 3:40-4:30.
Essay Help: we have various options available
If you are just getting started writing an essay or have general questions about the application process, we recommend setting up time with one of our seasoned Parent Volunteers. They are great at helping get you started. You can set up an appointment at the link here.
If you want someone to read your essay and provide written feedback, our Lowell Alumni Volunteers are a great resources. You can set up an appointment at the link here.
Archived Resource: College Admissions Panel Event, Spring 2022
March 3, 2022: Virtual event featuring college admission counselors from UCLA, SF State University, University of San Francisco and City College of San Francisco
Watch the webinar recording using the following timestamps:
- Introductions: 9:00
- College System Introductions: 16:26
- College Presentations: 19:25
- Lowell Alumni Speakers: 1:23:10
Archived Resource: City College of San Francisco Presentation, Spring 2022
Complete your application & orientation, assessment/placement, and a counseling appointment to get priority registration!
|Parent's Night, March 15, 2022||
Learn why CCSF is an excellent option for one's educational goals. Learn steps to register and transfer to a university and hear from Lowell alumni, current CCSF students in the process of transferring.
|Application & Orientation Workshop, April 7, 2022||
Where: Lowell College Center, room 116
Get help completing Summer '22 and Fall '22 term new applications. Students who have attended CCSF are required to apply again.
Virtual help counter offered every Wednesday from 3pm-5pm via Zoom: tinyurl.com/CCSFDROPIN
English/math placements are based on high school data entered on your application. Higher placements may be given via SAT/ACT/AP scores
|Counseling Appointments, April 21, 22 & 25, 2022||
Where: Lowell College Center, room 116
Meet with a CCSF counselor to discuss your schedule for summer or FALL. This step is required to register.
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Information for College Reps wishing to visit Lowell
We are happy to announce that we will be hosting in-person as well as virtual college visits during the 2022-2023 school year.
We are continuing to use the SCOIR platform to book in-person and virtual visits. Please use this registration link to choose a time slot from those made available on our SCOIR calendar. If you do not have access to SCOIR, please join the platform. It’s free and only takes a few seconds to register.
Contact information for the Lowell HS College and Career Center: email@example.com