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Do you need a letter of recommendation?

SENIORS! Do you need a Letter of Recommendation? Please provide answers to the attached questions and return to your Counselor. This will help us to write your letter to colleges and/or prospected scholarship committees. The more you tell us about yourself, the prepared we will be to write a quality recommendation! 

California Community Colleges
ATTENTION SENIORS! Please updates below in red regarding changes made to transition to Community College due to COVID-19. 
California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, with 2.1 million students attending 114 colleges. With a wide range of educational offerings, California Community Colleges provide workforce training, basic courses in English and math, certificate and degree programs and preparation for transfer to four-year institutions.
Search Salary Surfer to view combined median earnings of those who completed a certificate or degree in 179 of the most widely enrolled programs at community colleges.

Follow the 3 Steps Below and Use the Links below to apply 
  1. Apply online by 11/17/19
  2. Complete online orientation beginning 12/4/19 (Online orientation on 12/4 & 12/5 via Gov/Econ classes).
  3. Complete Advising in Spring 2020- 2/24/20 & 2/25/20 in the CW Cafeteria (Students will be given assigned times based on last name)
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Interested in the Honors Program? Click application to the right! Applications Due by 2/3/20!
Central Valley Promise Scholarship - Students earning at least a 2.7 gpa may be eligible to receive the Central Valley Promise Scholarship where the 1st semester of Community College Tuition would be paid for. (Clovis Community College, Fresno City College, Reedley City College, Madera City College).  Please see information to the right! 


I hope that you and your families are all doing well. I know this has been a very different time for all of us however I’m hopeful that we will get through this and do our best to get our students through as well. I wanted to reach out to you to provide you an update of where we are in making sure that your Seniors coming to Clovis Community College are well taken care of.  

Last week it was announced that our college will remain online through the end of this summer. Our faculty and staff have been working tirelessly to ensure that our currently enrolled students don’t fall behind. Within 4 days we were able to transition to 100% virtual instruction and about 95% online support services without having to cancel any classes! If you would like to see the online support and information that we are providing to our students, I encourage you to visit our college website www.cloviscollege.edu .

The transition to online also means that all Reg to Go Services will be delivered through virtual meetings, emails, and phone calls.  Here are some updates:

  • Make-up Advising/Students without an SEP:  In lieu of the in-person Make-up Advising sessions that were scheduled for mid-April, we have transitioned to a new process starting this week.  For students who applied to community college and did not complete a Student Education Plan (SEP), we are asking that you please direct those students to our new Request Form. This will start the process of triaging the student and setting them up for either a phone call or virtual meeting with one of our community college counselors.  The SEP will be completed electronically between the high school senior and community college counselor. Our Outreach Team will also be reaching out to Seniors who have applied and not yet completed an SEP.
  • Students with a completed SEP:  Those students with a completed SEP can load their registration carts before registration on May 19, 20, 21st, 2020.  Here is a series of YouTube videos produced by our College Ambassadors demonstrating the steps: CCC How To Videos . Students can also contact our Student Ambassadors for “Cart Loading” assistance by emailing them at [email protected] or by calling them at 559-325-5421 to speak to an ambassador or to set up a Zoom conversation.
  • Need to Apply for Fall 2020:  There is still time! Please have the student apply to any of our campuses within State Center Community College District www.scccd.edu/apply and then have the student complete our Request Form.
  • Online Site Visits:  Our wonderful Outreach Specialists (Isaac Reyna and David Navarro) will be holding online site visits for your high schools.  Here is the process:
    • Pre-determined online Zoom sessions will be scheduled for your high school (just like a site visit).
    • Seniors will be able to access the Specialists through open, online sessions either through video conferencing, emails, or phone call. Possible time slots will be similar to a site visit. A schedule is posted below.
    • Specialists will have access to programs and services throughout the college if further assistance is need (Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, and Counseling).
    • Online demonstrations of the various steps will be scheduled in the future. 
  • Students who want to attend Fresno City College or Reedley College/Madera Center: If you have students that would like to attend any of the other colleges in our District, please have them use the Request Form that will transition the student to an Outreach Specialist at the college that they want to attend.
  • SCCCD Help Desk: State Center Community will be operating its Help Desk during normal business hours of Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M.-5:00P.M. The phone number is (559) 499-6070.  The following services will be available:
    • Resetting My Portal passwords
    • Canvas assistance
    • Student Email
    • WebAdvisor or Self Service
    • Log in or technical assistance
  • Watch our Get Help videos:  Getting help to enroll at Clovis Community College can be as easy as watching our YouTube CCC How To Videos made by our own College Ambassadors


  • Personal Assistance:  Isaac and David are available by phone, text, and Zoom.
    • Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M


  • SPRING BREAK:  Please note that we will have limited Outreach and Counseling staff available during our Spring Break which is April 6-10.


California State University (CSU)
With 23 campuses, CSU is the largest, most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. Fresno State, Cal Poly SLO, Cal Poly Pomona, and San Francisco State are popular CSU campuses for Clovis High graduates. Many CSU campuses have higher standards for particular majors or for students who live outside the local admission area. Because of the number of students who apply, several campuses have higher standards (supplementary admission criteria) for all applicants. Make sure to learn about admission requirements early in your high school career.
Early Assessment Program (EAP): In the spring, all 11th graders participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics. Students will be given their EAP results during their senior year, which will be used to determine their readiness to take college level English and math courses before attending a California State University (CSU) or one of the participating California Community Colleges (CCC). EAP results are not used for admission.
The Fall 2020 freshman admissions application period is October 1 - November 30.


CSU Application Workshops at CW! 10/9 & 10/10 in the C Building Computer Labs! Sign up in the Counseling Center!  

University of California (UC)

The Fall 2020 freshman application opens August 1. Applications must be submitted October 1 - November 30.
UC Application workshop is October 14th in the C Building Computer Lab!  

University of California (UC) admission guidelines are designed to ensure you are well-prepared to succeed at UC. If you're interested in attending a UC campus, it is very important to exceed the minimum eligibility requirements in order to be a competitive applicant. Several UC Application Workshops will be held at the UC Fresno Center throughout the fall. At these events, a UC Merced representative will meet with students to share an in-depth description on how to fill out the UC system-wide application, what the applicant needs to know about the factors that UC Admissions considers, what to avoid, and to clear up any confusing aspects of the application. It will also give a thorough discussion of the Personal Insight Questions, what is important to include, and what not to say. Search "UC Fresno Center" events and register early!
The workshops will take place at the UC Fresno Center from 6pm-8pm:
UC Merced Center, Fresno
550 E. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
Private Colleges & Universities
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There are hundreds of private colleges and universities from which to choose. There are 70 independent undergraduate colleges and universities in California alone. Private colleges and universities are quite diverse in nature, including research universities, small liberal arts colleges, faith-based colleges and universities, and specialized colleges.

The cost is higher than public colleges and universities. However, these institutions have a variety of financial aid programs that often make the cost comparable to a public institution. Your ability to graduate in 4 years at a private institution may be greater than at a public institution due to more courses being available to you as a student there.

Some independent institutions, such as USC, Stanford, and California Institute of Technology, are highly selective. Other universities are less selective in nature. Visit their websites for specific admission information and application deadlines.

In many cases, transfer to a private college is possible after your freshman year at a community college or other institution. To explore private schools outside of California, we recommend using the search tool in Xello.

Many private colleges accept applications through the Common App.
Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)

There are 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the nation. While the 105 HBCUs represent just three percent of the nation's institutions of higher learning, they graduate nearly 20 percent of African Americans who earn undergraduate degrees. HBCUs were created to support African American students but these institutions of higher learning are no longer exclusive for African American students. Today, HBCUs have a significant percentage of non-African American student populations that consist of Asian, Hispanic, International and white American students.

There's no magic formula for choosing a college or deciding on a future career, but exploring your options in Xello is a great place to begin. Xello is a complete college and career planning program that is FREE for all Clovis West students! Explore colleges, take career assessments, search and apply for scholarships, find jobs, and more! What are you waiting for?
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