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College Resources

IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO start planning...


  • Start here for a great collection of college-related resources, including college searching, testing information, summer and gap year information, career planning, specific resources for artists and athlethes, and much more.

  • Check out these Top 10 Tips for the College Application Process.


  • Begin your search for the perfect college here -- the College Board has a wealth of information for you and your parents.  

  • This is a more specific resources from the College Board: an interactive college search engine with information about college majors, financial aid and scholarships.

  • The U.S. Department of Education website offers a college search engine and provides a wealth of data for you and your parents.

  • Find information about all colleges in California here.

  • Colleges That Change Lives offers information about 44 student-centered college committed to undergraduate education.

  • See how your college of choice is ranked at the US News Knowledge Center.  This site has great info -- poke around a little and learn.  



  • Confused about what you should do when you grow up?  Start with the California Reality Check or the O"Net Interest Profiler to see what you need to earn in order to live the life you want.  Go through the steps to learn which careers are best suited to your future lifestyle, and explore the educational requirements for each. 

  • What what you want to major in but not what career path that might lead to? Explore these Major Resource Kits that link academic majors to careers by providing informaton on career paths, sample job titles, and other resources.


  • Wondering how to pay for college?  Start with the FAFSA.   This is the official page -- there are many scam pages out there which will charge you to apply for financial aid.  AVOID them!  You should NEVER pay to apply for any type of scholarship or government aid.

  • Free money is the best kind there is -- look into scholarships, more scholarships, and even more scholarships!