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Preparing for College

Planning Ahead for College

Road Map to College This site is sponsored by the College Board.

Planning Guides for College - Overall guides and tips to help in planning for college.

Choosing the Right College

College Match Maker from the College Board - Search for a college that matches your needs based upon majors, costs, location, sports, and more.

Finding Your College - Search for colleges by state or type of school.  Offers guides for the search process.

Bay Area Career Guide - Find a Bay Area Community College that offers your career training of choice.  Search by keyword.

California Colleges - Learn about admission to California's community colleges, state unviersities, UCs, and independent colleges.

Independent Colleges of California - Search by Academic Programs

College Week Live - Virtual, On-line College Fair

Overseas Study Programs Boren Awards for International Study - Get scholarships to study in other countries.

Paying for College

Financial Aid Glossary - Not sure what all those words mean?  Look them up here.

Financial Aid Chart for Undergraduates

Financial Aid Programs - Learn about the various financial aid programs available including grants, loans, work study programs, and more.

U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid Resources

G.I. Bill Enrollment and Payments

California Student Aid (CalGrant) - California Student Aid Commission

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Need help trying to understand your financial aid award letter? Check here  for a complete explanation of costs, fees and awards.

Getting financial aid letters? Go to the online calculator to see how much you’re really getting – and how much you will need to pay back.

Information on AB 540: College more affordable for undocumented students

Student Jobs and Career Planning

Bay Area Career Guide

California Occupational Guide

California Career Zone - Assess yourself, Explore Industry Sectors, Get  Reality Check

Turn Majors into Careers

Student Government Jobs

Occupational Outlook Handbook Online - Job descriptions, prospects, salaries, and required education

BLS Career Exploring Career Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Voyages from the U.S. Department of Labor

Groove Jobs - part time jobs for students 

Information regarding Work Permits for minors - From California Department of Inductrial Relations

College Entrance Exams

Information about Tests

College Entrance Exams - Information, links to exam sign ups and study guides.

Sign Up for Tests

College Board - SAT Information and Prep

Educational Testing Services (ETS)

Preparing for the Tests


SAT Preparation Center from the College Board

ACT Test Prep

Test Prep Sites from Dr. Saab - links to many helpful test prep sites

Most Important SAT Words - Puzzles and Games to build your vocabulary for the SAT

WebMath - Prepare for the math portions of the ACT and SAT here.  Choose the topics that you need to practice.


CSU English Express - Be ready for English at CSU's.

CSU Math Express - Be ready for Math at CSU's.