Helpful Websites


SEARCHING FOR COLLEGES:
College Navigator – U.S. Department of Education updates information pertaining to all colleges/universities in the U.S. www.collegenavigator.com

These sites will help you find MANY colleges that fit your “needs.”

ATHLETICS: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) – Information about eligibility and recruiting www.ncaa.org

COLLEGE INFORMATION:

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS:
All colleges can be found online. At each college/university site, you will find pertinent information about admissions policies, the location of the school, the size of the school and answers to most of your questions. If you have further questions, email the admissions department.

  • The COMMON APPLICATION – Nearly 400 private and public colleges and universities use this application. www.commonapp.org
  • UNIVERSAL COLLEGE APPLICATION – This is a new application which is used by 80 colleges and universities. www.universalcollegeapp.com
  • UC admissions information as well as lnks to the individual campuses; also, an on-line application. http://www.ucop.edu/pathways
  • Cal State web site. Apply online: http://www.csumentor.edu
  • For UC Personal Statement help: www.ucgateways.org

FINANCIAL AID:
FAFSA – FREE APPLICATIONn FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID is a form provided by the federal government that is required by colleges/universities from students who are seeking scholarships, grants, loans or work-study jobs. www.fafsa.ed.gov

FAFSA FORECASTER – This site helps families preview the financial aid that might be available. www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov

HOW COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID WORKS – This is a detailed explanation of how the financial aid process works. http://money.howstuffworks.com/personal-finance/financial-planning/college-financial-aid.htm

CAL GRANT - www.csac.ca.gov

FINANCIAL AID INFO -www.studentaid.ed.gov

SCHOLARSHIPS:
(Beware!! If you are asked to PAY ANY AMOUNT for a scholarship, it is probably a SCAM!!) These two sites contain thousands of legitimate scholarships:

TESTING:
ACT – American College Testing – www.act.org
SAT – College Board – www.collegeboard.com

Preparing for the ACT and/or the SAT doesn’t have to cost a fortune:

CAREER INFORMATION:

  • www.cacareerzone.org
  • www.occareers.com/occareers
  • www.mapping-your-future.org

RANKINGS:
This site provides yearly rankings of all colleges in the U.S. usnews.rankingsandreviews.com