Cash for College
College Night 2012/13
College Night (Spanish) 2012/13
Financial Aid Night 2012/13
Financial Aid Night (Spanish) 2012/13
Scholarship Info/Career Center
Student/Parent Events 2012-2013
11th/12th Grade Parent Night
College Application Night
Central Coast College Fair
Financial Aid Night
The College Test
PSAT: For university bound 10th & 11th graders
PSAT Test Date: Get the date, time, and place of the PSAT test
ACT vs SAT: So what is the difference between the ACT and SAT?
ACT/SAT Dates: I need to start planning how many months before the test?
SAT Practice: Practice questions as well as practice tests to get prepared for the SAT
SAT Tips: How to demystify the SAT test
AP Credit Look Up: find out if the college you are thinking of accepts AP scores
Choosing a Major: Ideally, you should select a major that is in a subject you enjoy, and that matches your career goals. This page gives you some ideas on how to find the right major.
Points to Know: Points to Remember in Choosing a College Major
CSU Campuses: Click on the locations on map to access the websites of CSU campuses.
CSU Application Quick Tip: CSU online application quick tip sheet.
CSU Mentor Tutorial: CSU online application tutorial.
CSU Mentor: CSU online application.
UC Campuses: Click on the images to access the websites of UC campuses.
UC Application Guide: UC online application tips and tools.
UC Application: UC online application.
The Process: Check with each college to make sure you meet all requirements. It helps if you learn the vocabulary colleges love to use.
Application Tips: What do you think this page is about? Still-there are things everyone should do.
Recommendations: How to do recommendations the right way.
Name, address, website, phone:
Choosing a College
Factors: Choosing the right college is a very personal decision. The process of matching personalities- yours and your college -- requires time
More Factors: You need to decide what characteristics are important in a college and use it to help narrow the selection to make your final choice.
2 vs. 4 year: What are the advantages and disadvantages of going to a community college and a 4 year university?
Road Trip! This is my favorite. The college visit is more than just looking at the campus buildings, you have a chance to talk with college admission officers and discover if the school is what you want.
The College Essay
The Importance: How can colleges know you as a person from your GAP and test score? Hello essay and personal statement.
The Essay: The writing process, the first steps, and "do's and don't"
More on the Essay: Lets analyze (break down) a real essay that was accepted in hope that you can recreate its magic.
Examples: Need more Full Length college essay examples? Hello internet.
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Types of programs
FAQ Fafsa: basic tips on applying for Aid
The Interview: learn what to expect - and how to ace your college interview
Links: places you might want to go
Motivational Speech: What You'll Wish You'd Known by essayist Paul Grahm