California Career Zone: Find A College in Your Area
Search for schools by zip code, setting, student body size, and more.
This federal website explains national and community service opportunities.
California Conservation Corps
This State of California site discusses jobs opportunities in the California Conservation Corps.
This is U.S. government site discusses job training and education in the Job Corps.
U. S. Armed Forces Service Academies
Links to all the U.S. Military Academies.
On this U.S. government site, all aspects careers in the U.S. military are highlighted.
Apprenticeship in California
Numerous apprenticeship opportunities in California are highlighted on this site.
California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
This Bureau provides a listing of approved private postsecondary schools in California.
California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS)
This State of California website provides an overview of apprenticeship opportunities.
Private Career and Technical Schools
This is a database of private postsecondary vocational schools throughout the U.S.
This site is a guide to technical schools, institutes, and colleges which provide degree programs, certifications, course, and training both on-campus and online.
Cal Grants-California Student Aid Commission
Cal Grants are FREE cash for college in California providing up to four years of assistance with tuition and system-wide fees. Cal Grants can be used at the California Community Colleges, California State University and University of California, Private Non-Profit Independent Colleges and Universities, and eligible Private For-Profit Colleges. You may also use your Cal Grant for eligible California-based online college tuition.
Cost of College
Find information about tuition and net prices at postsecondary institutions.
Financial Aid for Undocumented Students
Learn about financial aid and scholarships for undocumented students.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Submit a free application for federal student aid.
Use this U.S. Department of Education's site for free information on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
American College Testing (ACT)
Here you can set up an account, download an app, and access student blogs to learn how the ACT helps in the college admissions process.
Applying to University of California Schools
Apply to the University of California system and learn about what each campus has to offer you.
Learn about California community colleges and universities, private colleges and universities, and start a high school planner at this site.
California State University Mentor
Apply to the California State University (CSU) system and learn about what each campus has to offer you.
California Virtual Campus
Find online classes in California colleges and universities.
Take a virtual tour of a college campus and get excited about the many options you have for attending college.
Learn how the PSAT, SAT, AP college tests work and sign up for the free newsletter to get important reminders.
Use the navigator to find colleges by name, geography, programs, and level of degrees awarded. You can create and save your college search using the “My Favorites” spreadsheet.
Check out college pages that include faith-based colleges and historically Black Colleges and Universities.
College Week Live
Visit college fair “booths” and participate in video chats to get more of a personal view of college life.
Colleges and Universities Overseas
Search out an overseas college or university that would be the right one for you.
This site is designed for U.S. high school graduates and college students to plan a meaningful gap year activity.
Priority Admission to CSU
Learn how the Associate in Arts degree for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science degree for Transfer (AS-T) can help in obtaining priority admission to the CSU.
RWM Vocational School Database
This massive site offers web resources on trade and technical schools categorized by trade.
Transferring Between California Colleges
The ASSIST website provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer from community college to four-year California colleges.
What Can I Do With A Major In...
Get descriptions of college majors; career titles; information on what majors link to which careers; and professional association links.
Which is the right college for you? [PDF] Use this workbook to find the information you need to decide which college you want to attend. Take the information you gathered and use the College Visit Report Card [PDF] to see which college best fits your interests and needs.
This not-for-profit British organization provides information about “year out” or “gap year” programs.