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Career Cruising*

*Stop by the CCRC or your counselor office to pick up the usename/password if you don't know it already.

CCRC Hours

The CCRC is open as follows:

7:15am to 3:30pm M-F


To set up individual appointments, contact the CCRC Secretary.

CCRC Secretary

Armstrong, Mary
CCRC Secretary

CCRC Counselor

Thompson, Amy
College and Career Counselor athompson@elmhurst205.org

CCRC Phone Numbers

Mary Armstrong



Amy Thompson


Class of 2014: Where Are They Now?

This report is based upon the final transcript requests of the Class of 2014.

Class of 2014 Specific College List.docx

Common App Corner

Here is a video to explain these steps if you prefer not to read the steps below: Common App Matching

Follow these steps in your Common App account. Once these steps are completed, you will be able to "match" your Naviance account to your Common App account.

1. Log into your Common App Account.

2. Click on the "Common App" tab (one of the four navigational tabs)

3. On the left, will be a list of pages you have to complete. Click on "Education".

4. Complete the first portion of this section. This is the only section of the "Common App" tab you have to complete to enable Naviance matching.

5. If you already have added colleges to your "My Colleges" tab, click on the red bar for one of the schools. Then, click on "Recommenders and FERPA". Complete this section. If you have not completed the "Education" section on the "Common App" tab, you will not be able to complete this section. If you do not have any colleges listed in your "My Colleges" tab, you will need to add them by clicking on the "College Search" tab, search for your schools and add them to your list of colleges. 


Once those two sections are completed, you should log into your Naviance account, click on "Colleges I'm Applying To", enter your common app username (email address), and click on "match". The matching should be complete. If it does not work, you need to go back and re-check the steps above to ensure that the necessary sections are complete. 



The College Career Resource Center (CCRC) is available to our students to assist them in preparing for life after high school. Choosing a career path can be a difficult decision. When students have some idea of the type of career they are interested in, it helps determine a college major or what type of specialty or trade school would be required to accomplish their career goals.

The subjects at the left will help students work through the process of deciding on a career and/or a college. It provides the tools necessary to travel through the post-high school planning process.

Appointments with the CCRC Counselor

Mrs. Thompson is available for individual appointments with students in any grade level during second semester of the school year. To set up an appointment, use the link below. You need a google account to access so parents may need to use the student's google account to reserve a spot. 

If you wish to speak with someone directly to set up an appointment or would like an appointment time before school or at a time after school that is not showing up as available on the calendar, please call Mrs. Mary Armstrong at 630-617-2460.

Thank you!

For access to Mrs.Thompson's Calendar, click on THIS LINK.

2014-15 CCRC Programming

York High School's Counseling Department works to help families prepare for life after high school. In that light, here is a list of this year's programming offered via the College & Career Resource Center.


Date/Time/Location Name of Program Target Audience Brief Description

Wednesday, 1/7 


Alumni Visit Day Any York student  

Tuesday 1/27 thru

Thursday 1/29

During the student's PE class

Naviance Program for Juniors Juniors

Juniors will attend group sessions in the CCRC to learn the ins and outs of using Naviance.


MAKE-UP DATE for juniors who missed their session on Tuesday, February 10th during the lunch periods. Bring your lunch with you and RSVP HERE to ensure we have enough computers.

Thursday, 1/22


Friday, 1/23


FAFSA Completion Workshops Seniors and/or Parent/Guardian of Seniors

These workshops are provided to have you work on your FAFSA with support staff nearby to assist if any questions arise. REGISTRATION REQUIRED AT THIS LINK (Registration Closed)

Registration will provide you with a list of the materials you need to bring.

Tuesday, 2/10


College Planning Night: College Choice


Highly Selective College Admission

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and their student(s) in Grades 9, 10, 11.

Overview of college options: Public versus Private. Tips on how to start the college planning/search process. College Representatives a 4-year public institution and 4-year private institution will co-lead this presentation.




Overview of and insight to the Highly Selective College Admission process. Representatives from two highly selective colleges will share their experiences to help guide parents and students in understanding the admission practices and process at institutions that admit a low percentage of applicants.

Tuesday, 2/24

Periods 1-7


College of DuPage

Black Student Leadership Conference Juniors Students of color face unique questions and potential obstacles when planning for life after high school. This conference aims to help eliminate obstacles and inspire students to achieve their goals

Monday, 3/16

Periods 2-7


College of DuPage

College of DuPage Field Trip Seniors who have applied/been admitted to COD Senior who plan to attend COD after graduation and who have applied for admission will be invited to attend this field trip. Participants will learn the process to register for classes, apply for financial aid and scholarships, and much, much more!

Monday, 4/20

6:15pm - Reception

7:00pm - Program



Scholarship Night Seniors who have earned scholarships from local and other organizations Local and other organizations who wish to send a representative to present their award to recipients in the Class of 2015 will be invited to attend. Seniors receiving these awards and their immediate family will also be invited.

Friday, 5/1

Lunch Periods



Duke Decision Day Seniors Seniors are invited to wear their college and/or military shirts to school and to place a marker on our giant map to share their post-high school decision.



Date/Time/Location Name of Program Target Audience Brief Description



Senior Summer Sessions Seniors and their parent(s)/guardian(s)

PowerPoint available on the "Information from Senior Programs: page of the CCRC website. 



Senior College Meetings Seniors Seniors who did not attend: Link for the Prezi and handout available on the "Information from Senior Programs" page of the CCRC website.



Senior Parent Saturday Senior parent(s)/guardian(s)

Breakout sessions: 

Conquering College Cost, (handouts available for pick up)

Applying to College, (Prezi & handout on "Information from Senior Programs" page of CCRC website)

College for Students with IEP's & 504's (handouts available to pick up)





Naviance Transcript Requests Open  Seniors This was the first day that seniors were able to make transcript requests in Naviance. Pink tracking sheets should also be turned in for each request the same day or very next day after requesting in Naviance.



National Hispanic College Fair Latino Juniors The National Hispanic College Fair organization provides a bus for us to bring our students to this college fair.




College Information Night: Junior Parents Parent(s)/guardian(s) of Juniors All Handouts on the "Information from Junior Programs" page.

Initial Meetings 



Junior College Meetings Juniors Large group presentation to help juniors jump start their college search process. Juniors attend during their PE class and if they do not have PE, must attend during a free period such as lunch, study hall, or before or after school.

January TBD


Hands-On Naviance Sessions Juniors  



College of DuPage Information Night Seniors All Handouts on the "Information from Senior Programs" page.

Monday, 12/15 Completed


Alumni Visit Days Any York students

12/15 - Currently expecting recent grads attending the following schools: Carnegie Mellon, Drake, Elmhurst, Hawaii Pacific U, Illinois State U, Knox, North Central, Stanford, U of Illinois@Chicago, Vanderbilt.