San Ramon Valley High School

Getting Started....a message from your counselors

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San Ramon Valley High School prides itself on helping students build upon their SRVHS successes by gaining admission to colleges that will serve their needs well. The College and Career Center Coordinators and high school counselors partner to assist students and parents in identifying a range of schools at which students can be both happy and successful, and help students present themselves to those schools in the best possible light. There is no question that for most students, deciding where to apply is complicated.
Your decision will be influenced heavily by some factors over which he/she has no control by the beginning of your senior year—the grades you have already earned. It will also be influenced by factors which are entirely personal. It’s normal to change your mind several times as you try to decide where to apply. The fact is, there is no precise step-by-step process that will allow you to choose that one mythical perfect college. For nearly every student, there are a large number of institutions where you would be happy and successful. If the process of choosing that perfect college seems unsystematic and haphazard—you’re right. In the end, every decision about which college to attend is subjective. 
There are many colleges which will offer you a great education, so you need to keep an open mind as you begin your search. If you are a freshman or sophomore you still have plenty of time do something about the one thing that will affect your changes of admission more than any other thing—your transcript. Before you start looking for specific colleges, you should learn about what you can do to in high school to improve your chances of admission. 
If you’re a second semester junior or a senior it’s becoming a little late to do much about your grades. You should begin thinking about colleges that interest you and use Naviance and other research tools to help you develop your potential college list!  
The College and Career Center is a valuable resource for you.  Click here to access the link to their webpage.