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ACT—Register to take the ACT at this site. The ACT is an admissions test which measures your academic readiness for college ACT

 

Big Future—Find colleges, explore careers, and research college costs Big Future The college search tool is especially helpful College Search

 

California Career Zone—Explore careers using various types of assessments. Click at the top of the page on “Explore.” Then click on the assessments you are interested in from the Quick Assessment, to the Interest Profiler, to the Work Importance Profiler, to the Skills Profiler California Career Zone

 

Careeronestop—Research colleges and careers. Under the “Explore Careers” click on “What’s Hot” to identify careers with the most growth. Then click on the “fastest growing occupations” to find the career you might be interested in. To research colleges, click “Find Training” then click “College” then “Local Training Finder” to search by job title, school, program, and location Careeronestop

 

Collegeboard—Register to take the SAT at this site, learn about your scores, and search for colleges SAT Registration

 

College Navigator—Type in the name of the college or university you are exploring and click “Show Results.” Click on the school to the right and find out costs, enrollment, retention, graduation rates, and athletic teams. All information comes from the National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator

 

College Scorecard—Click on majors and locations to find schools with high graduation rates, salaries after attending, and average annual cost.College Scorecard

 

Common Application—You can apply to 700 different private colleges and universities through this web site using one application. Click the green “Apply Now” button to begin application. Click “Explore Colleges” at the top of the page to find all member schools The Common Application

 

Cost of College—Find out the cost of various different colleges. Type in the name and state to find the cost of attendance and the actual amount you should expect to pay as well as the four-year graduation rate CNN Money

 

CSU Schools—Explore the 23 California State Schools and apply to various different colleges using one application CSU Schools

 

Dream Act--This site is for undocumented students who meet eligibility requirements to apply for state financial aid California Dream Act

 

FAFSA—Complete your free application for financial aid by clicking the green “Fill out the FAFSA” box. Submit your FSA ID by clicking the icon at the top of the page and complete your FAFSA by clicking the green “Start a new FAFSA”box FAFSA

 

Free-4u—This is a great way to search scholarships by major, state, religion, athletics, and more Free-4U

 

Matchcollege—Find colleges by area of study (major) and location Match College

 

MYmajors—You have to create an account to access information for this site. Once you do that, take an assessment to find a list of recommended majors that will fit you best MyMajors

 

NACAC Resources—This is the National Association of College Admissions Counselors’ website. Learn about attending college fairs, getting prepared for college, and searching for colleges National Association for College Admission Counseling

 

NCAA—Log onto the eligibility center website to register for Division I and II college athletics NCAA

 

Outlook Handbook—From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, learn everything about the jobs out there—click on Occupation Outlook Handbook under “Career Information.” Look up occupations by group, by alphabet, and by fastest growing careers. Find the mean pay, job descriptions, and job outlook Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

O*NET—Find out about the nation’s primary source of occupational information at this site. Click on the purple “I want to be a” square and do a career search. Click “Find it Now” and browse careers by key words, by industry, and by taking an assessment. Click “Tell us what you like to do” and then click “Start" O*NET

 

UC Schools—Explore the 10 University of California campuses and apply for admission UC Schools The A-G course lists for the individual high schools can be found at the following link--just type in the name of the high school and hit enter    A-G Course Lists