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Counseling

Read the Counselors' Weekly CHAT HERE for important updates.

Graduation Requirements

All students must pass at total of 230 credits in each subject area to receive a TUSD diploma. Starting with the class of 2017, students will no longer be required to take Geography or an Applied Arts course.

40 - English
20 - Math (Must have Algebra and Geometry)
30 - Science
30 - Social Science (World History/US History/Government/Economics
20 - Foreign Language OR Visual Performing Art
20 - Physical Education
70 - Electives
230 - TOTAL

CSF

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California Scholarship Federation (CSF) membership is based on a student’s grades from their previous Semester. Seniors, you MUST have at least ONE semester of CSF during your senior year to earn Sealbearer status.

To become a member of CSF, please print and complete the form HERE. CSF applications will be accepted from September 25, 2017 through October 6, 2017.

After filling out the application, please turn it in to the Student Store with a copy of last semester’s grades, plus the $5 application fee. Students can print out their own transcripts here from Aeries Parent Portal, or they can obtain their most recent copy from Mr. Darius, our Counseling Technician, in the Counseling Office.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Pysher in the Counseling Office.

National Honor Society

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Are you an excellent student who is looking for ways to serve your community?

Junior and Seniors with a 3.5 GPA or above are eligible to apply and must be willing to complete 30 hours of community service and attend bi-weekly meetings. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved and be a leader at THS!

Any questions - see Ms. Khojikian or Mrs. Vandal.

Visit the National Honor Society Website to learn more about the program.

College Visits

COLLEGE VISITS

Are you a college/university/educational program who is looking to visit Tustin High School?

Register HERE to visit our students on Campus during our lunch or after school. Please sign-up for a free account on Counselor Community (the new Rep Visits) to see our availability and schedule your visit to Tustin High School! Thank you for your time.

DateCollegeRoomTime

Tue, February 13th

U.S. Navy

Plaza

1:10 PM

Wed, February 14th

Long Island University, Post

Plaza

1 PM

Wed, February 14thSantiago Canyon CollegePlaza1 PM
Fri, February 16thFIDM, IrvinePlaza1 PM


Missed the TUSD College & Career Fair?
No worries! We have a mini fair for you in our College & Career Center located in the library! We are open daily so come on in!
We have brochures, pennants, pens, lanyards and so much more.

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Student Workshop Presentations

Download the Senior Counseling Workshop Presentation HERE

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Download the Junior Counseling Workshop Presentation HERE

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Scholarships 101

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"What are 'Scholarships'?"

Scholarships are a way to reduce the costs of higher education. There are THOUSANDS available with various deadlines and award monies!

"How do I find the right one(s) for me?"

There are numerous scholarship search platforms! Below is a guide created by reviews.com to help you between understand how scholarships are useful to you and how you can prepare to apply!

Parent Workshops

COUNSELING PARENT NIGHTS/ WORKSHOPS

TimeTopic
9/13/17College Application Night & Tiller Welcome Night / Español
10/17/17Financial Aid Night #1
11/14/17Financial Aid Night #2
12/06/17Community College Knowledge Night
2/7/18Financial Aid Night #3 /A-G Check Up Night
4/30/18PTO Re-Cap of Work/ Goals Night

*6-7pm, Place TBD

Our third Financial Aid Night is Wednesday, February 7th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

Please report to the Plaza and you will be directed to a classroom to participate in the actual Financial Aid Application Workshop. Financial Aid Counselors will be providing hands on support for your FAFSA or DREAM financial aid application. Please bring a fully charged laptop, your 2016 tax documents, and social security numbers (if applicable). The goal is to submit the application by the end of the night.

Tustin Scholars for Dollars

Tustin Dollars for Scholars (TDFS) awards scholarships each year. The scholarship amount is for $1,250. One of the great things about these scholarships is each year, for 4 years, they are renewable - when TDFS receives registration information from the recipient and the recipient follows requirements, the scholarship recipient receives an additional $1,250 for a total of $5,000 during the winner’s college career.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Applicant is attending high school within the Tustin Unified School District.
  2. Applicant is graduating this year and will be entering a college or vocational school in the fall.
  3. Applicant’s overall grade point average is 3.0 or better.
  4. Applicant has previous community service.
  5. Applicant has need of financial assistance.

Deadline for Applications Wed, February 28th

Click HERE to apply!

AP Registration

Time to register for your AP exams!

All registrations for exams will take place online and MUST be completed by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

In order to register, students must answer all of the required questions by visiting: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/053570. Registration is complete once you have printed the PDF of the final confirmation page.

This year, each AP exam costs $96. You may pay the fee online at the time of registration using a credit card or debit card. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment.

Important dates to remember:

  • Wednesday, January 31st - Registration Begins
  • Wednesday, February 28th - Registration Ends
  • Monday, March 5th - Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will NOT be ordered.
AP Exam Registration flyer

Download & View PDF of Flyer HERE

PLEASE CONTACT MS. JUDY PARK, JPARK@TUSTIN.K12.CA.US, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

TPSF Scholarships

TUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

The Tustin Public Schools Foundation administers and awards a number of annual scholarships to support graduating TUSD seniors as they pursue their college dreams. Eligible students may apply HERE online.

Deadline for all annual scholarship applications is March 15, 2018.

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