Welcome to the College Center

 Welcome to the John F. Kennedy High School College Center




 The mission of the John F. Kennedy High School College Center is to encourage students in all grades to learn about college admissions and financial aid opportunities. We assist our students with the entire college admissions process, from college selection through understanding financial aid awards. Our goal is to ensure that all graduating seniors have an opportunity to obtain a college degree that will help them meet their life goals.




Mr. Lorin Abarr, College Counselor

(Parents: use Jupiter to message Mr. Abarr)



Seniors: Please refer to the attachments to the right, “Important Dates for Seniors 17-18” (be sure to print both pages!) for month-by-month reminders about important deadlines and action items.  I will also use Jupiter and email to remind you of upcoming deadlines and other details.


The CSU and UC application deadline is Nov 30th.  Sign up for assistance in the College Center!


Most private college applications are in Jan or Feb.  Make sure to ask teachers and counselors for recommendations at least 2 weeks in advance!


Upcoming College Visits!

(updated weekly - sign-up in the College Center!)


LA Mission College - every Monday morning - College Center

LA Pierce College - every Friday morning - College Center

UCLA - Tues, Sept 12th - Theater - Per 3

LA Mission College - every Monday morning - College Center 

Carnegie Mellon Univ - Mon, Sept 25th - Rm NP 2 - morning, TBD

Cal State Northridge - Wed, Sept 27th - Theater - Per 2

LA Valley College - Thurs, Sept 28th, - College Center - 10 am-2 pm

Mount St. Mary's Univ - Tues, Oct 3rd - Rm NP 2 - Per 4

New Mexico Military Institute - Thurs, Oct 12th - S103 (ROTC) - Per 5

UC Davis - Mon, Oct 16th - Theater - Per 1

Santa Monica College - Wed, Oct 18th - Rm NP 2 - Per 5

USC - Thurs, Oct 19th - Theater - Per 5

UC Santa Barbara - Mon, Oct 23rd - Theater - Per 2

Univ of Oregon - Tues, Oct 24th - Rm NP 2 - Per 5

College of the Canyons - Tues, Oct 31st - Rm NP 2 - Per 2

U.S. Naval Academy - Tues, Nov 7th - Rm NP 2 - Per 3

Univ of La Verne - Wed, Nov 15th - Rm NP 2 - 11:00 a.m.