High School Counselors

The resources below will be helpful in assisting students interested in attending Santa Rosa Junior College upon graduation, as well as for those students intending to take college classes concurrently with their high school courses. You may wish to bookmark this page to keep these helpful links easily accessible.


SRJC Student Outreach serves nearly 65 high schools in Sonoma County (and beyond by request) and works closely with high school counselors to schedule informational presentations, CCCApply Workshops, College Nights or other outreach activities at your high school site. Our goal is to provide student success workshops at every high school upon request. 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 schools counselors are encouraged to attend the annual conference. See the Events page for more information.


Outreach Plan for 2019-20

For Summer and Fall 2020 admissions, registration will take place prior to the end of the school year, before the students start summer break. Students will register for both semesters in two transactions during the same registration session. This timeline provides many benefits:

1.       Allows students to plan ahead. 

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

3.       Provides ample time (June-July-Aug) for the SRJC Student Success 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 2020, and enrollment/registration in Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 courses. Students will be staged for success at SRJC before graduation!

Please see below for a general overview of the plan for SRJC outreach this year, and who to contact to schedule our visits to your school.


Fall 2019 semester

High School Counselors & Partners Conference
October 28
Seniors Presentations & Spring 2020 Application Workshops
College Nights/Parent Information Nights/College & Career Fairs
Financial Aid Information Nights/Cash for College Workshops
Senior Enrollment Workshops (for dual enrollment in Spring semester COUN 270)
Starting December 6

Spring 2020 semester

Spring semester COUN 270 Classes (see Schedule of Classes)
Financial Aid Information Nights/Cash for College Workshops
College and Career Fairs
Summer/Fall 2020 Application Workshops
Senior Enrollment Workshops (for enrollment in Summer AND Fall 2020 classes; for new fully matriculated students with COUN 270 successfully completed)
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: Drina Ochoa | aochoa@santarosa.edu | 707-527-4863

Campus Visits/CTE Departments: Oscar Guajardo | oguajardo@santarosa.edu | 707-527-4858

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 2019 (for Spring 2020) and in March/April 2020 (for Summer/Fall 2020) at high schools throughout the Sonoma County Junior College District (or at schools outside the SRJC District, by request.) These workshops are hands-on and will provide the student with assistance in submitting their online Application for Admission, get started on their financial aid application (time-permitting), and prepare them to register for a Spring 2020 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.

Have students bring the following to the workshop:

  1. Photo Identification (required, if any additional forms or assistance is needed to process their application)
  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 Help line, 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 Resources

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