A-G Course List - Check your high school's A-G approved course list.
Academic Planner- A helpful tool for students to keep track of their A-G requirements to make sure they stay on track to attend a four year university upon graduating high school.
Achieve UC Preparation Calendar (English): A tool for both students & parents to stay on top of what they can be doing from 7-12th grade to prepare for the UC.
Achieve UC Preparation Calendar (Spanish): A tool for both students & parents to stay on top of what they can be doing from 7-12th grade to prepare for the UC.
Apply Now - Links to Admissions Applications:
California Colleges: Provides a detailed breakdown of the admission requirements to California public colleges as well as has an online tool to help match students with potentials schools.
CSUMentor: Provides students and families with information about the California State University system, as well as how to finance and apply to one of the many CSU campuses.
UC Applications: Link to the application to the UC System for both freshman and transfer applicants.
Pathway to UC: Information on the process of applying to the University of California System. (Spanish Version)
CCCApply: The go-to online resource for the California Community College System. Here you can apply for most Califronia Community Colleges.
The Common Application: The Common Application can be submitted to 488 Independent colleges and universities for both freshman and transfer applicants.
Apply for Financial Aid:
FAFSA: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, this is the application for federal financial aid and may also be used to apply for financial aid from your state or school.
CA Dream Application: The Federal application for financial aid for AB-540 or undocumented students.
Cal Grant: Information on Cal Grants, or financial awards that student recipients do not have to repay.
WebGrants4Students: After you've submitted your FAFSA or CA Dream Act, create an account to check the status of your Cal Grant Application.
Federal Student Aid: An overview of the various Federal student aid programs.
Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation: Get information, requirements, and the application for a number of local scholarships in Santa Barbara County.
FinAid: Detailed information on all you need to know about paying for college, such as scholarships, loans, financial aid application information, and more.
Fastweb: A database of information on over 1 million scholarships, internships and job opportunities for students.
ScholarShare: California's 529 college savings plan is designed to help families save for higher education expenses.
Blue + Gold Opportunity Program: Information on the opportunities for California residents whose family earns less than $80,000 and qualifies for financial aid.
Scholarship List from Hancock College: A helpful list of a number of non-institutional scholarships available to students.
Register for the ACT or SAT:
College Board: SAT registration and preparation, school search, and helpful college planning information.
ACT: ACT registration and preparation, helpful college planning tools.