College Counseling Resources

Here are some resources that students can utilize in their college research efforts

College Research

Big Future– This webpage provides so much information that is related to a college. Here you might find admission requirements, statistics about the school, deadlines for applications, financial information, campus life and most important, majors and academic programs offered.

College Data– Another good college research webpage with sections focusing on Students, Campus Life, Academics, Admissions and Money Matters.

College Board College research, SAT registration & scores

Niche– Often these are reviews of colleges by students, however please read multiple if seriously looking at this site.

Unigo – This website offers college information, information about possible scholarships and several articles about current college situations.

Naviance (if your school uses it, may need student#)– Used by schools for college application process

Test Prep

Khan Academy SAT Prep– Free SAT practice and online tutoring/academic skill building

ACT– Registration for the ACT and Scores


Application for California Community Colleges

California State University Application (CSU)

University of California Application (UC)

Common Application– used for many private or out-of-state higher education institutions

Coalition Application– application used by other higher education institutions

Financial Aid

Free Application for Student Aid (FASFA)– used to apply for grants, scholarships, or loans offered by the nation, state and sometimes the universities

Student FSA ID -Federal Student Aid ID Number for students to complete FAFSA

Parent FSA ID -Federal Student Aid ID Number for parents to sign the FAFSA

Dream Act Application– Financial aid application for non-SSN student applicants

WebGrants Portal– CSAC site for students to check their Check Cal Grant award