ACT & SAT REGISTRATION
This site offers online registration for the ACT test.
This site offers online registration for the SAT I and SAT Subject Tests. It also offers a database of 3,200 colleges and online financial aid information.
Free tutorials and practice materials for the SAT, ACT, and GRE.
COLLEGE PLANNING AND EXPLORATION
California’s free official source for college and career planning.
This site, built by the United States Department of Education in collaboration with students, contains information and resources about planning, preparing, and paying for postsecondary education. Over time, this site will continue to evolve, and students can help influence that process by visiting the site’s feedback page to submit questions, suggestions, and feedback.
This site provides college and scholarship searches.
This site lets you search for colleges, read real student reviews, and compare college rankings.
This site contains a database of over 62,000 digital college catalogs, institution profiles, transcript keys, and other critical resources.
This site provides great college search, career counseling, and scholarship information.
This site was formed by the American Council on Education, the Lumina Foundation for Education, and the Ad Council to encourage students to prepare for college. There is also a specific KnowHow2Go site for California students managed by a partnership with the Southern California College Access Network, found at www.knowhow2gocalifornia.org.
The United States Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences and National Center for Education Statistics college search website.
This site provides a college search, college ratings, and scholarship information. It also has a “college personality quiz” that helps students discover the types of colleges they may want to consider.
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
This site contains links to help students apply for financial aid and look for scholarships. It also has links to help students plan for college and compare colleges.
This is a direct link to the Cal Grant program.
This is the website for the California Student Aid Commission. Learn about Cal Grants and other student aid programs, their requirements, and how to apply.
On this site, you will find steps to get organized before you file your FAFSA, complete the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet, complete the FAFSA, and view your results online. You can also check the status of your application, make corrections to a processed FAFSA, and get other information.
Get an estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid instantly, even before your senior year, and shorten the time it takes you to complete the FAFSA by using FAFSA4caster.
Free scholarship service database for private scholarships. Excellent for scholarship searches.
The gateway for free information, guidance, and tools for federal student assistance from the United States Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid.
Almost everything you need to know about applying for financial aid. Excellent for determining expected parental contribution for college costs.
Brought to you by the California Community Colleges, this site is aimed at low-income students to help them become aware of the financial aid opportunities available to them and to assist all eligible students to complete the application process.
Scholarship and financial aid information from The American Legion. Their comprehensive college financial aid handbook is available online at this website.
A free scholarship search service.
The San Diego County Office of Education scholarship search website. Use this website to search for scholarships in a variety of categories.
On this website you will find scholarships that the San Diego Foundation and other organizations offer, detailed application instructions, a scholarship seekers’ toolkit packed with useful information and much more.
This private and secure site of the California Student Aid Commission will let you view the status of your Cal Grant application, update your address, view your award detail, view your California Aid Report (CAR), view payment history, and submit School Change (SC) or Leave of Absence (LOA) requests.
CALIFORNIA COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
This is the site for the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU), the unified statewide voice of California’s private, non-profit, WASC accredited colleges and universities for state and federal policy issues. The AICCU website provides information to students about private, non-profit education in California.
The official website for the California State University. Students apply online for any CSU campus at www.csumentor.edu.
This site is a student’s gateway to the California Community Colleges. Students may review admission requirements, apply online, and find financial assistance.
The official website for the University of California. Students may review admission requirements, apply online, and find financial assistance.