Links and Resources
- College Board – www.collegeboard.com. Sign up for the SAT, send your scores to colleges, search for colleges that meet your criteria, and find helpful information on colleges, scholarships and financial aid.
- ACT – www.actstudent.org. Sign up for the ACT and send your scores to colleges.
- AP Exams – http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/
- Free Test Prep – www.number2.com
- List of “SAT Optional” Colleges – www.fairtest.org/optinit.htm
Scholarships and Financial Aid
- FAFSA – www.fafsa.ed.go
- Fast Web – www.fastweb.com. Search over 600,000 scholarships that are available.
- Scholarships – http://www.scholarships.com, www.scholarshipexperts.com
- Financial Aid/scholarships – www.finaid.com
- Merit Scholarships – www.meritaid.com
- CSS – College Scholarship Service – http://profileonline.collegeboard.com
UC, CSU, and California Colleges
- California colleges – www.californiacolleges.edu. Search all public and private colleges in California based on location, majors offered and other variables.
- University of California — www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions. Information on admissions to all UC campuses.
- University of California Online Application – www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply
- California State University – www.csumentor.edu. Information on all CSU campuses. Matching assistant helps you locate the campuses that are a good fit for you.
- California Community Colleges – http://www.cccco.edu/
- Colleges of Distinction – www.collegesofdistinction.com. Small colleges that provide an excellent education.
- Colleges That Change Lives – www.ctcl.org/. 40 colleges focusing on cooperative learning with devoted faculty.
- College Navigator – http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/. College search; information on financial aid, retention rates, campus crime rates and more.
- College Results – www.collegeresults.org. Information on graduation rates of individual colleges overall and broken down by race, gender, etc.
- HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Mentor – www.hbcumentor.org/. Provides career and college planning information, and a matching assistant to help you find HBCU colleges that meet your criteria.
- Black Excel – www.blackexcel.org/. Great site for information on black colleges and scholarships.
- Common Application – www.commonapp.org. Apply to over 450 colleges using one application. Search for colleges that meet your criteria that use the Common Application.
- Black Common Application – www.eduinconline.com/. Apply to 36 black colleges with one application and one application fee.
- Online College Information – www.onlineschools.org/guides/california/
- Video college tours from your computer – www.youniversitytv.com
- To explore possible career paths and jobs, complete this survey: http://www.ccsf.edu/Services/Vocational_Education/survey.html
- Naviance – www.naviance.com. Career and college planning tool.
- NCAA Eligibility Center – https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/common/ Register with the clearinghouse if you would like to be eligible to play Division I or II sports in college.