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“Students who participate in EAOP are twice as likely to complete the UC college preparatory coursework by the end of the 12th grade than students who do not participate in EAOP. There is a large, positive independent impact from participation in EAOP and the observed effect is not driven by selection."

- Denise Quigley,
National Center of Research and Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing

Resources

Downloadable Guides

College Readiness Workbook - information and planning calendars for students in middle grades through high school.

Pathways to UC - information for students and families about the UC admissions process for the Class of 2012 and beyond.

My Academic Planner (pdf) - an “a-g” planning tool to help students keep track of their progress in completing college admissions requirements.

Transfer Planner (pdf) - a guide for California community college students preparing for transfer to the University of California. Whether you are a high school student making college plans, or are already attending a california community college, your enrollment as a transfer student is a top priority for UC.

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Course Information Links

"A-G"  Course List - check your high school's Doorways "a-g" course list.

Online Courses - catch up, move ahead or find different learning options that work for you through UC’s online academy for high school students, UC Scout.


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California Institutions of Higher Education

There are four systems of higher education in California, each providing a distinctive college experience and degree opportunities. Explore which system of higher education and campus is right for you.

University of California - 10 campuses grant bachelor's, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The top 12.5% of California's high school graduates are eligible for UC.

California State Universities - 23 campuses grant bachelor's and master's degrees. The top 33% of California's high school graduates are eligible for CSU.

California Community Colleges - 112 colleges grant certificates and associate degrees, as well as provide transferable lower-division course work for UC and CSU.

Independent / Private Colleges and Universities - More than 75 WASC-accredited degree-granting, non-profit independent colleges serve California.

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College and Career Planning

California Colleges - This website covers college admissions requirements for California public colleges; tells you about the different systems of higher education in California and provides online tools to match students with a college or career that suits their needs.

CSUMentor - CSUMentor is an online resource designed to help students and their families learn about the California State University (CSU) system, select a CSU campus, plan to finance higher education, and apply for admission.

UC Applications - The UC counselors' website has a wealth of information about how to apply to UC. Worksheets for the online application are available here and at the counselors' website.

CCCApply - CCCApply is your online gateway to the California Community Colleges. Through this website you can apply online to most of the California Community Colleges. Although the California Community Colleges enroll students year-round, you should still apply as early as possible.

Independent College and University Common Application - Prospective freshman and transfer applicants can submit their applications to 488 independent colleges and universities using the The Common Application for Undergraduate College Admissions. This allows students to spend less time completing multiple applications, and more time on what's really important: college research, visits, essay writing, and senior year coursework.

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Financial Aid

College can cost less than you think! Financing a college education is a partnership between colleges, the government, parents, and students. The cost of attending college can often be offset or paid entirely with financial aid packages.

Financial aid consists of gifts that you do not have to repay (grants and scholarships) and self-help aid (loans and employment).

Here are some resources to get you started on the financial aid process.

University of California - The University provides information about paying for UC.

Blue + Gold Opportunity Program - UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will cover educational and student services fees if a student is a California resident whose family earns less than $80,000 a year and qualifies for financial aid. Blue + Gold students with sufficient financial need can also qualify for even more grant aid to help reduce the cost of attending.

Cal Grant - Cal Grants are awards that the recipient does not repay. To receive a Cal Grant, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a verified Grade Point Average with the California Student Aid Commission by no later than March 2nd.

FAFSA - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the federal application for financial aid. It may also be used to apply for aid from other sources, such as your state or school. The deadlines for your state or schools may be different from the federal deadlines and you may be required to complete additional forms. Filling out and submitting the FAFSA is ALWAYS free of charge.

Federal Student Aid - This link presents an overview of Federal student aid programs.

FinAid - This site provides detailed information about scholarships, loans, savings plans, financial aid applications, and more.

Fastweb - This site presents information about over 1 million scholarships, in addition to internships and part-time employment near your home or school.

ScholarShare

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CSUMentor - CSUMentor is an online resource designed to help students and their families learn about the California State University (CSU) system, select a CSU campus, plan to finance higher education, and apply for admission divider