College / University Preparation
Academic and Career Planning
College and career exploration should begin early in your high school career.
Naviance is El Modena's premier tool to help student access and assess college and career readiness planning.
Schedule an appointment with your counselor or visit the websites below for assistance planning for high school, college, career, and much more.
Also utilize the following links for post secondary information!
Colleges and Universities:
http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/fafsa/ - Understanding the FAFSA
http://blogs.calstate.edu/college/parents/resource... - How to Get to College Resource
https://www2.calstate.edu/apply# - Apply for Cal State Universities
https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/- Check out this site that compares costs, graduation rates and post grad salaries!
www.collegeboard.org – Official SAT and AP site, also has college and career info.
www.actstudent.org – Official sit for the ACT college test
www.commonapp.org – College Application tool used by over 500 colleges and universities.
www.californiacolleges.edu - Information about educational and career planning in California
www.csumentor.edu - Information about the CSU campuses: application, academic programs, course descriptions, etc.
www.universityofcalifornia.edu - Information about the UC campuses: application, academic programs, course descriptions
http://home.cccapply.org/ - California Community college website and links to all CCC.
http://www.sccollege.edu/ -Santiago Canyon College website
http://wiche.edu/wue/students#what- Universities participating in REDUCED tuition for California studentas
www.assist.org - Information about course credits transfer from a California community college to a UC or CSU campus
www.aiccu.edu - Information about independent (private) colleges and universities in California
www.collegeview.com - Information about public and private institutions in the U.S.
www.gradschools.com - Information about graduate schools in the U.S.
www.mymajors.com – Helping students explore majors.
www.collegesource.com - Information about colleges and universities: accreditation, academic programs, course description, etc.
https://www.collegeweeklive.com-This is a web site that has useful presentations regarding college and financial aid. If students sign up the can chat with university admissions officers in live time and become eligible for scholarships.
Financial Aid and Scholarships:
www.fafsa.ed.gov - Information about federal financial assistance: grants, loans and work-study programs
www.fastweb.org- Search for scholarships based on students and family information. Site will email to alert when matches exist.
www.calgrants.org - Information about grants from California government for qualified college students
www.icanaffordcollege.com - Information about financial assistance beyond Cal Grants
www.finaid.org - Comprehensive information about financial aid
www.csusuccess.org/scholarships - Information about a teacher financial incentive program designed to encourage students to become California teachers in needed area
Occupations and Career Planning:
www.bls.gov - Job descriptions, outlook and job training
www.onetcenter.org - Information on occupations
www.careerplanner.com - Career tests and free career planning information
www.cacareercafe.com - Career tests, educational opportunities, and professional associations
www.cacareerzone.org - Information on the working world
www.mynextmove.org - Job descriptions and job training
www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov - Labor market in the state or a county
www.naceweb.org - Trends and issues related to the employment of the college educated
http://salarysurfer.cccco.edu - An estimate on the potential wages to be earned two years and five years after receiving a certificate or degree in certain disciplines.
www.caljobs.ca.gov - Online jobs in California and a resume bank
http://www.snagajob.com/ - online, local jobs.