College and University Information

California Colleges Clearinghouse
This site provides access to applications and other essential information about all California community colleges, California State Universities, the University of California, and private colleges. This site has two main functions: college exploration, which offers virtual campus tours, criteria searches and a student-campus matching assistant; and guidance and counseling, including information on financial aid and admissions requirements.

California State University Information
This site will tell you everything you want to know about the California State University system and its 23 campuses. You can apply to a CSU online, request an application fee waiver, plan your courses, take a virtual campus tour, and more.

Christian Colleges
National Association of Christian College Admissions Personnel (NACCAP) provides an extensive list of Christian colleges across the United States.

College Edge
This site, which is affiliated with US News and World Report, allows you to access applications and apply to 400 undergraduate and graduate colleges over the Internet. In addition, the matchmaker link will help you select a college that is right for you.

College Guide
The College Guide is sponsored by the California Post-secondary Education Commission. It provides information about all five systems: UC, CSU, California Community Colleges, Independent Colleges and Universities, and Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education. You will be able to find information profiles about more than 400 California Colleges and Universities.

You can download applications to more than 800 colleges, fill them out on your computer, and send them in via email.

You can apply to over 350 colleges and universities online. You can search colleges, scholarships, and access college bookstore.

This site offers virtual tours of over a thousand college campuses in 360 x 360 degree views. It also includes many student-focused services to assist in choosing a college and understanding financial aid.

Making It Count
This site claims to be the “ultimate college success resource”. Topics include: How to get the most out of high school; college selection and application tips; ways to finance college; what’s college life like; and many more. Students speak to you about their experiences. There’s a college search section powered by Peterson’s College Quest with links that will take you right to the college’s home page.

National Association for College Admission Counseling
Find out about college fairs presented in our area. Follow these steps: Select “National College Fairs Dates and Locations”; scroll down to O.C. National College Fair Spring 2007 (note date of April 22, at Anaheim Convention Center!) and select this link; scroll down to the box listing schools exhibiting at the fair; select your school of interest which will become highlighted; select “display information on this school.”

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
This site contains information for the potential college athlete including eligibility requirements for Divisions I, II, and III schools. This is also the new clearinghouse Web site at which the prospective student-athlete can access the materials and forms necessary to register. The NCAA “strongly suggests” that prospective student-athletes who plan to participate in intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA Division I or II institution use this online registration.

Peterson’s College Quest
This site includes test preparation information, a college search area, online college applications, and suggestions and articles on paying for college.

Private Colleges:
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AICCU) represents approximately 77 private institutions in California. They provide an “Online Guidebook for Students” with college profiles, admission applications, and links to the institution’s own web-sites. If you are interested in a private college in California you should check out this site for one-stop access to a variety of schools. It’s informative, fun and easy to use.

Schools in the USA
This site claims to be “the most comprehensive online resource available” allowing students to explore career paths and find the right college.

The University of California:
This site will tell you everything you want to know about the University of California. You can also apply to the University of California online.The UC Selection Criteria is called a “Comprehensive Review”. All UC-eligible applicants are reviewed using a combination of academic and personal achievement factors including:

  • Uncapped GPA (maximum of eight semesters of approved honors or AP courses)
  • Scores of all required exams
  • Number of “a-g” courses beyond the minimum specified for UC eligibility
  • Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC is the top 4% of our senior class calculated at the end of the sixth semester)
  • Educational environment
  • Low family income
  • First-generation college attendance
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Special talents
  • Achievements and awards
  • Volunteer/community service
  • Special circumstances and/or personal challenges.

U.S. Department of Education
College Opportunities
This site is a direct link to more than 9,000 colleges nationwide.

US Government
This is a US government website that provides information on federal services. The U.S. Department of Education is coordinating with other federal agencies to provide a “one-stop-shop,” giving students access to information about financial aid, career development, education planning, consumer protection, and a wide variety of other topics.

This site has an online guide to walk you through the entire college-preparation process.