College Planning Resources

For College Search: – video tours – video tours of colleges –  to plan college visits

Applications: – for Cal State colleges – for University of California colleges

Majors and careers: – Occupational Outlook Handbook –  career exploration

Testing: –  free  online test prep –  a list of test-optional colleges

Financial Aid / scholarships: – application and information site for applying for financial aid – federal financial aid website – CSS Profile –  searchable scholarship database

Enrichment Programs: – summer, school year, and gap year programs

Professional Counseling Organizations: (all have resources available for families) – website of the National Association for College Admission Counseling  – website of the Independent Educational Consultants Organization  – website of the Higher Education Consultants Association

Other useful precollege websites: – website of Colleges That Change Lives  – Provides alternatives to College rankings – For student athletes who hope to play Division I or II college sports – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

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