Welcome to the College Center
MAKING GOLDEN COUGARS COLLEGE-BOUND
The mission of the John F. Kennedy High School College Center is to help students in all grades
to learn about college admissions and financial aid opportunities. We assist 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 (email: LXA30192@lausd.net)
Parents: email me or send me a Schoology message to set up a zoom online conference.
Seniors, please open the Fall Senior College Timeline file to the right. Print it and refer to it often this semester!
I will soon begin visiting senior Homerooms to go over the college timeline and process (ask your HR teacher for the date). In the meantime, send me a schoology message if you have any questions!
Fall 2020 College Virtual Visits and Webinars
(Students: Nearly all colleges are currently offering virtual tours and webinars. Please visit your favorite colleges' Admissions web pages for more information.)
- UC Santa Barbara Kennedy Virtual Visit - Tues, Sept. 1st - 3 p.m.
- UC San Diego Kennedy Virtual Visit - Thurs, Sept. 10th - 3 p.m.
- Cal State Univ Northridge (Kennedy virtual visit) - Tues, Sept 15th - 3:30 p.m. (Register here: https://csun.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudO-rqzopEtxX_fdljVaFhhFuQ2Iu5t93)
- Cal State Univ Channel Islands (Kennedy virtual visit) - Wed, Sept 16th - 3 p.m. (Zoom meeting link: https://csuci.zoom.us/j/93270496448)
- UC San Diego (Kennedy virtual visit) - Thurs, Oct. 8th, 3 p.m. (Register here: https://beatriton.ucsd.edu/register/?id=5bb2d5f7-cb9f-40e0-b278-f8f516190137)
- Pepperdine University (Kennedy virtual visit) - Tues, Oct 27th, 3 p.m.
- Cal State Univ Week: find out about your favorite CSU campus! Register for as many sessions as you like! (https://www2.calstate.edu/apply/csuweek/Pages/first-year-incoming-freshman.aspx)
- UC For You: Sign up for webinars to learn about the UC, admissions, campus highlights, and more! (https://ucforyou.universityofcalifornia.edu/)
- Elite private college webinars - Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams. (https://www.sixcolleges.org/?utm_content=dom-cnsl-invite1&utm_campaign=admissions&utm_source=sixcolleges&utm_term=F21&utm_medium=email#events)
- More elite private college webinars - The Claremont Colleges: Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, and Scripps (https://connect.cmc.edu/register/?id=648de45d-e7d7-4dd3-8ecc-870de0121453)
- Colleges That Change Lives - High quality, small private colleges that are somewhat easier to get into than those above. These are great colleges! (https://www.strivescan.com/virtual/CTCL/)