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The Nest

ECC College Night
Location: RUHS Student Services Building, second floor
Hours: The Nest is open for questions and counseling Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. An appointment is recommended but not necessary.
Students may visit the Nest before school, at snack, during lunch, or by appointment.
College Resource Counselors
Shannon Rodriguez
310-798-8665 x 4030
Ryanne Martucci
310-798-8665 x 4037
SAT and ACT Planning
Upcoming 2019-2020 SAT Test Dates
October 5, November 2, December 7
March 14, May 2, June 6
Online registration:
Upcoming 2019-2020 ACT Test Dates
October 26, December 14
February 8, April 4, June 13
Online registration:
Sign up for the Nest Remind Text service to get updates regarding college visits, testing information,
and other Nest activities. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Class of 2020: text @2020nest to 81010
Class of 2021: text @2021nest to 81010
Trouble using 81010? Try texting to (754) 333-6659 instead.


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A Day at CSUDH – Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

An opportunity for prospective students and their families to spend a day at CSUDH and experience the academic and social engagements we offer. Highlights will include: exploring our five colleges, connecting with current students and potential future classmates, and learning about student life outside of the classroom through our vibrant Student Life clubs and organizations.
CLICK HERE to register online for A Day at CSUDH
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Information Sessions:  Saturday, October 19, 2019 @10am-12pm
Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Click here to RSVP.

Take part in a general admission presentation to learn about SCAD's innovative academic programs, art and design career options, and admission requirements. Following the admission presentation, students also can participate in a Q-and-A session with admission representatives or meet representatives one-on-one.
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University of Oregon Fall Reception
Monday, October 21 at Skirball Cultural Center @7pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, October 22 at Torrance Cultural Arts Center @7pm-8:30pm
The University of Oregon’s Fall Receptions are for high school students interested in the UO.  During the reception, you and your guest will hear more about how a UO education inspires students to change the world. Learn about life as a Duck, connect with admissions representatives as they discuss important upcoming dates and deadlines, and meet other prospective students and families from your area. Each event is typically an hour and a half long and dress is casual.
Click here to RSVP to event.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019 @11am-2pm
919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Click here to RSVP.
Learn more about FIDM's industry-renowned programs at our largest campus.
 - Open House Program:
 - Tour the campus
 - See students' work
 - Learn about our 30+ business and design majors
 - Meet some of our successful FIDM Graduates
 - Receive information on scholarship and financial aid opportunities
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Upcoming Information Sessions
Sunday, October 27, 2019
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Santa Monica Public Library - Multipurpose Room
601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Monday, October 28, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles - The Raymond and Esther Kabbaz High School
10309 W. National Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Space at the information sessions is limited, register and guarantee your spot today!
• Sign-in to McGill in Mind at
• Click on 'Events'
• Select the Information Session
• Click on ‘Register Me’
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Fall Open House - Friday, November 8, 2019 from 9am-4pm
Our fall open house gives prospective students the opportunity to Explore Occidental. Spend the day on our campus exploring what makes Occidental such a unique community. Prospective students and their families are invited to tour campus, attend student and faculty-led discussions, sit in on a class, and learn what it means to be an Oxy Tiger! Whether you want to hear more about our admission and financial aid process or find out about our distinct relationship to Los Angeles, Explore Occidental is your opportunity to engage with all aspects of student life here at Oxy.
Click here to register for event.

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Upcoming College Admissions Counselors & Representatives Visiting the Nest
Click here to view College visit list.
For RUHS Students to attend:

1.  Bring your signed

"College Knowledge" ticket

to the presentation.

  • Tickets are available in 11th and 12th grade Social Studies classrooms and in The Nest.
  • The teacher from the class that you will be missing must approve your visit to the Nest, in advance, by signing the ticket. 

2.  All students in attendance will return to class with the original ticket signed by someone in the Nest (including time returned to class).


EASY!  You will learn a TON about the admission process from these presenters.  Many of them are our region's application readers.  It's powerful information!