www.californiacolleges.edu has loads of information about applying to colleges in California. Includes virtual campus tours, criteria searches, and a student-campus matching assistant. Also includes information about community colleges and universities as well as private and public colleges in California.
www.csumentor.edu Designed to provide outreach, pre-admission, financial aid, and admission information regarding the California State University system.
www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions University of California: A starting point for students who are considering UC as an option. Offers applications and answers regarding the University of California system.
http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu Search for community colleges in California by area or academic program.
www.assist.org ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another.
Testing and NCAA websites
www.collegeboard.com SAT and AP information: The "starting point" for students, parents, counselors, admission staff, etc. Includes SAT Reasoning and Subject Test registration, preparation, and information, allows viewing and sending of test scores, offers college search capabilities, financial aid calculation, etc.
www.actstudent.org ACT information. Offers registration, test prep resources, source for viewing and sending test scores, college and career planning, etc.
NCAA information center for students interested in playing a sport in college at the Division I or II level. Students need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center.
Federal, State and National Scholarship websites*
www.calgrants.org will provide you with the basics about Cal Grants.
www.fafsa.ed.gov is where you go to obtain a PIN, learn more about the FAFSA, file online, and check the status of your FAFSA.
www.fastweb.com provides free scholarship and college searches.
www.finaid.org offers an overall look at financial aid as well as where and how to get it.
www.scholarshare.com provides information about college savings programs.
www.studentaid.ed.gov provides financial aid information from the U.S. Department of Education
* More scholarship information can be found here.
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