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College Planning


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The following resources are suggestions and recommendations by counseling staff. This list is not meant to be exhaustive.

*A note of caution regarding websites: Online resources are an excellent source for college information, but be wary of ".com" sites. For example, there is a "" site which states it will fill out your FAFSA form, but for a price. The federal government's FAFSA site and other federal educational websites end in " ", and California government sites end in "". The information on these government sites is offered free and their publications are also free. Nonprofit organizations end in " .org " and are more reputable than ".com " sites. However, there may be a charge for certain services with ".org" sites.*

Best Colleges
Information about what schools have to offer in terms of top-rated academics and student lifestyle.

Step-by-step college planning guide from The College Board.

California Colleges
Source for college planning in CA. 

Current and complete profiles of every college in the United States, a multi-billion dollar scholarship database, advanced matching algorithms, and direct connections with colleges.
College Confidential helps you connect the dots between school and the career opportunities that follow to make sure you're building the best educational path to your aspirations—whether that means community college, a four-year school, graduate program, or anything in between.
College InSight puts higher education data at your fingertips. Browse and compare information.

Cyber Degrees
Directory of colleges and universities offering cyber security degrees

Discover Business
Subject guides, resources and rankings of business schools.

My College Options
Extensive information about college planning, preparation, financing.

2019 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.
Peterson's comprehensive online college search guide helps students discover their best fit educational program. Two-year or four-year. Undergraduate or Graduate. Certificate program or online degree.
Online college prep resource providing university rankings, tuition costs and in depth information. 

From tips on how to win college scholarships, to ACT/SAT prep, college admissions advice, how to find easy scholarships and other important financial aid information our articles cover it all. 

Information about Online Colleges

Accredited Schools Online
This tool helps simplify the process of comparing online colleges and programs.

Affordable Colleges Online
Identify an online institution that meets your educational, professional and financial needs.

Consumer Affairs
A guide and resource of verified consumer reviews used to make a more informed decision.
For the experienced online learner, current student, or those considering attending college online.

Additional Resources

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College Affordability Guide
Info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree.

Search engine with access to information on 600,000 scholarships.

Ivy Ready
Help identify areas of improvement on your college applications.
Get scholarships from colleges for your achievements in high school.

The Impossible Dollar
Build a financially secure future and still afford a few luxuries in life.