Academic Counseling College Prep

Let us help you Prepare for College

The Academic Counseling Team empowers students with the information, tools, and support needed to meet their academic, career, and college goals.

College Preparation

Graduation Requirements


  • To request transcripts email Lisa Simmons at Your subject should be “transcript”. In the body of the email provide your name, birth date, name and address where to send the transcript.

Financial Aid

In order to receive to receive Federal or State Financial aid (Pell Grant, FSEOG, Cal Grant, Federal Work Study, and Student Loans) career programs must be declared an eligible program of study with the Admissions Office. To apply for Federal and State aid (grants and loans) go to

Eligible programs are:

  • Associate of Arts (AA)
  • Associate of Science (AS)
  • Certificate of Achievement (CA) if the program can lead towards Gainful Employment (note: refer to Palomar College for examples).

A paper copy of the application will be provided to students/parents/guardians upon request. More FAFSA resources:


Community Colleges


Local Scholarships and Tips for Scholarship Searches

The JCS Family services many different areas and we rarely receive information on local scholarships. Any scholarship information JCS receives is announced to students via email. To find your local scholarships go to the website of your local high school and search postings for scholarships for your area.

Other hints for scholarship searches:

  1. Do not wait until your senior year to research. Start searching early. Keep a record of scholarships you may qualify for. Including the website and deadlines.
  2. Search the scholarships available at the colleges you plan on applying to. Do not wait until you are accepted. It may be too late.