High School Counselors

As you can imagine, everything is different right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources outlined below reflect the best-case scenario of being able to provide in-person services. Even though we are currently operating in a completely virtual environment, we will still be assisting students interested in attending Santa Rosa Junior College upon graduation, as well as students intending to take college classes as dual enrollment while in high school. 


The Student Outreach Team serves nearly 65 high schools in our District (and beyond only by request) and works closely with high school counselors to schedule informational presentations, CCCApply Workshops, College Nights, or other outreach activities. We can provide most services virtually, and the team will continue to work with you throughout the pandemic. Our goal is to provide student success workshops as needed and requested. Each high school has an assigned Student Outreach Liaison. If your school is not listed, please contact Michelle Poggi, Director, Student Outreach.

High School Counselors and Partners Conference

All high school counselors are invited to attend the annual conference. The Fall 2020 conference will be held virtually on Friday, September 25, 2020.

Outreach Plan for 2020-21

For Summer and Fall 2021 admissions, registration will take place before the end of the school year, with the hope that we can accomplish this before the students start summer break. Ideally, students will register for both semesters in two transactions during the same registration session. The college will be making decisions about processes as the school year takes place, and we will keep you informed as things develop.

This preferred/combined registration timeline provides many benefits:

1.       Allows students to plan ahead. 

2.       Allows high school seniors to register for fall term before the summer break, and allows outreach staff to assist them with registration before they graduate.

3.       Provides ample time (June-July-Aug) for the Student Outreach team and SRJC First-Year Peer Coaches to reach out to students who did not register during their priority registration date.

4.       Provides early fall semester enrollment projections to SRJC department chairs and faculty before entering summer break.

An earlier registration schedule creates a sense of urgency for students to take advantage of SRJC Student Outreach team visits to the high schools, but also requires earlier outreach. The Student Outreach team is committed to providing services to assist students with applications for admission, getting started with financial aid applications, enrollment/registration in Counseling 270 courses for Spring 2021, and enrollment/registration in Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 courses. Students will be staged for success at SRJC before graduation!

Please see below for a general overview of the typical in-person plan for SRJC outreach, and who to contact to schedule our visits to your school. Use this as your guide for making decisions about outreach services that might be scheduled as virtual activities.

Fall 2020 semester

High School Counselors & Partners Conference (virtual)
September 25
Spring 2021 Application Workshops (virtual)
College Nights/Parent Information Nights (virtual)
Financial Aid Information Nights/Cash for College Workshops (virtual)
Senior Enrollment Workshops (virtual, for dual enrollment in Spring semester COUN 270)
Starting December 6

Spring 2021 semester

Spring semester COUN 270 Classes (see Schedule of Classes)
Financial Aid Information Nights/Cash for College Workshops
College and Career Fairs (in-person if approved)
Summer/Fall 2021 Application Workshops (in-person if approved)
Senior Enrollment Workshops (for enrollment in Summer and Fall 2021 classes; for new fully matriculated students with COUN 270 successfully completed; in-person if approved)
Early May (date TBD)

Contacts (Subject to change):

Seniors Presentations/Workshops/College Nights/Fairs: Contact your Student Outreach Liaison (not the Counseling Liaison)    

Financial Aid/Cash for College Nights: Margaret Mann | mmann@santarosa.edu | 707-524-1545

Campus Tours: currently unavailable

Campus Visits/CTE Departments: currently unavailable

Dream Center/Presentations or workshops for undocumented students: Eva Barragan | ebarragan@santarosa.edu | 707-524-1540

EOPS presentations: Rafael Vázquez | rvasquez@santarosa.edu | 707-527-4585

ELL Presentations (classroom presentations or ELAC meetings):

Elias Carreno | ecarreno@santarosa.edu | 707-778-4194

Colleen Olmstead | colmstead@santarosa.edu | 707-527-4611 

Application Workshops (Online Application for Admission/Doyle Applications) for High School Seniors - Helpful Hints

CCCApply (online application for admission) workshops for high school seniors will be held in September through November 2020 (for Spring 2021) and in March/April 2021 (for Summer/Fall 2021) virtually, or in-person at high schools sites when deemed safe to do so. These workshops feature group and 1:1 support and will provide the student with assistance in submitting their online Application for Admission, getting started on their financial aid application (time-permitting), and will prepare students to register for a Spring 2021 Counseling 270 class. Students should have access to their most recent high school transcript to assist them in answering the questions regarding completion of English and Math.

Students should have the following available to have a more successful experience:

  1. Photo Identification (required, if any additional forms or assistance is needed to process their application; typically only needed during in-person workshops)
  2. If a student has already submitted an online application, be sure they know their CCCApply username and password as well as their SRJC Student ID (SID) number and PIN.
  3. Log in information (user name and password) to an email account they will use for college and can access during the workshop
  4. Cell phone to use for calling the CCCApply Helpline, if needed
  5. Pen or pencil

Have students follow the Steps for New Students to ensure their success:

  • Step 1: Apply
  • Step 2: Check their placement
  • Step 3: Orientation
  • Step 4: Education Plan and Counseling
  • Step 5: Enroll



Other helpful links are listed on the Resources page or go to the Santa Rosa Junior College Home page for more options.