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Important Web Sites

Below are websites for students to access for information pertaining to colleges, jobs, testing, scholarships, loans and more.  We have categorized them by subject to make it easier to find.
 
College Information Sites
 
www.gallilie.com.ar  Bilingual (Spanish) gateway to hundreds of school websites
www.bestschoolsusa.com  Search engine for selecting colleges according to your major
www.studyabroad.com  Information about study abroad programs
www.answers.com  Questions and answers website
www.csumentor.edu  California State University home page
www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply  Application website (Check spam filters on your computer settings to allow the university to email you back.  Be sure to turn off your "pop-up" blockers.  The username is up to 20 letters or numbers. The system times out after 40 minutes of non-activity and it doesn't save.  Be sure to do your personal statement on a word processor and cut and paste to your application.
www.collegeboard.com  A complete site, with college and scholarship searches, info about the PSAT/SAT and AP tests and other material pertaining to the college search and application process.
www.santiagohs.org  This is Santiago's homepage on the web.  Click on the counselor tab for academic, college, career, testing, scholarship and important dates and deadlines.
www.cxonline.bridges.com  This is a comprehensive college and career information website for parents and students.  Click on the Site ID box next to portfolio information above the sign-in box.  Type 0010456 in the site ID box; type cavalier in the password box.
www.californiacolleges.edu  Links to california colleges.  This helps with college planning, financial aid, and career exploration.  This has a matching assistant to help you match colleges with your majors and interests.  It also has campus tours.
Google "What can I do with a major in ____________.  Helpful ideas for career/college majors
https://doorways.ucop.edu  For students to check "a-g" requirements
www.assist.org  Website to check on transferable community college classes
www.ucop.edu/pathways  University of California home page
www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/scholarshipreq  UC's online calculator for preliminary eligibility
www.catalog.ucsb.edu   (or fill in other UC initials)  View the course catalog for each UC campus
www.decolonizing.com/ab540.htm  Website for information for undocumented students and college access
www.cccco.edu  California community college info
www.cccapply.com  Community college applications
www.cccco.edu/divisions/ss/disabled/dsps.htm  Support services on college campuses, educational accommodations and specialized instruction for students with disabilities are found on this site
www.aiccu.edu  Private/Independent college and university info
www.unigo.com  Campus tours and college and scholarship info
www.ecampustours.com  Virtual tours of colleges.  Useful for its 360 degree views of dorm rooms and buildings
www.csocollegecenter.org  Colleges in all states active in recruiting and retaining first-generation and underserved
www.campustours.com  National college sites with virtual tours and web cams
www.yesican.com  College information in English or Spanish
www.petersons.com  An all purpose site including a college search and info on summer programs, summer camps, and jobs. 
www.collegview.com  Info on two and four-year colleges and universities and financial aid
www.uctv/collegebound  Online videos and resources to get into college
www.allaboutcollege.com  Detailed data on hundreds of colleges and universites
 
Testing Sites
 
www.actstudent.org  ACT testing and national college and scholarship info
www.cavhs.org  Free SAT and ACT test prep
www.review.com  Princeton Reviews testing, college and financial aid site
www.kaptest.com/college  Kaplan's test prep and admissions info
www.number2.com  Free SAT and ACT test prep
www.studentmarket.com/studentmarket  Info on test prep, financial aid and textbooks
www.powerprep.com  Free SAT and ACT prep software
www.4tests.com  SATI,II and ACT online practice test site
 
Jobs, Volunteer and Apprenticeship Sites
 
www.peacecorps.gov  Places and volunteer work with the Peace Corps
www.volunteermatch.org  Dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to volunteer
www.americorps.org  Site for students interested in doing full-time volunteer work
www.enrichmentalley.com  Lists enrichment programs for summer and school year
www.calapprenticeship.org  Apprenticeship information
www.worksmart.ca.gov Internet application for entry level job seekers
www.jobcorps.org  US job corps
www.careers.org  A huge site with links to career resources and jobs
www.careerbuilder.com  An opportunity to post your resume and links to job searches
www.dbm.com List designed to explore a career and conduct a job search
www.bls.gov  Job prospects; potential earnings in future careers
www.studentjobs.gov  Jobs in government
www.idealist.org  Jobs in non-profit organizations
www.science.education.nih.gov/lifeworks  Free career exploration for health and medical
www.calteach.com  Info on being a teacher in California
 
Financial Aid and Student Loans Sites
 
http://projectonstudentdebt  website explores borrowing/loan information and the initiatives tab has detailed information on the colleges with "no loan" or "low loan" guarantees
www.pin.ed.gov  To get electronic signatures for filing the FAFSA online
www.fafsa.ed.gov  FAFSA website  (DO NOT GO TO FAFSA.com)
www.firstgov.gov  Info on federal services benefits and resources
www.espanol.gov  Same information in Spanish
www.questbridge.org  National college match for high-achieving, low-income seniors planning to attend some of the nation's most selective colleges.  It provides full cost of tuition and room and board.
www.icanaffordcollege.com  Financial aid info for California community colleges
www.salliemae.com  Financial aid 101-the entire process
 
Scholarship Sites
 
www.gmsp.org  The Gates Millennium Scholarship website
https://apply.hsf.net  Hispanic Scholarship Fund
www.wiredscholar.com  Scholarship and financial aid info
www.scholarships.com  Scholarships and financial aid info
www.fastweb.com  Scholarships (Beware of the advertising!!)
www.linc-usa.org  Latino scholarships
www.salef.org  Latino scholarships.  Immigration status is not used
www.maldef.org/pdf/scholarships/pdf  Latino Scholarship resource
www.latinocollegedollars.org/directory.pdf  Latino scholarship resource
www.ca-core.org  Chicano organizing, research and scholarships to undocumented
www.srnexpress.com  Free scholarship service
www.gocollege.com  Free scholarship service
www.finaid.org  Free scholarship service
www.college-scholarships.com  Information regarding college, scholarships, and online degrees
 
Miscellaneous Sites
 
www.todaysmilitary.com  General information for military careers
www.freetranslation.com  Free translations

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