Below are some resources and links that may help you be successful. Please consider the below information your “starting point” for your exploration. These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only. If you see any broken links, please let us know and we will update them.
www.assist.org - ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another.
www.calstate.edu – Research and submit transfer applications to any of the 23 CSU campuses
www.universityofcalifornia.edu – Research and submit transfer applications to any of the 9 undergraduate UC campuses
https://uctap.universityofcalifornia.edu/students/ - This “Transfer Planner” is an online tool designed to help prospective UC students transferring from California community colleges track and plan their course work
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/transfer/guarantee/index.html - Six UC campuses offer the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program for California community college students who meet specific requirements.
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/personal-questions/transfer/index.html - The UC transfer application requires “Personal Insight Questions.” Start thinking early about what you will write!
www.collegesource.org – access college catalogs and reach information on school
www.usnews.com/rankings - Since 1983, U.S. News has been providing education rankings and helping parents and students find the perfect school.
http://www.collegecalc.org/colleges/california/private/ - A list of private California colleges
Major & Career Exploration Websites
www.vault.com – A career exploration website with industry and company information – as well as over 300 downloadable e-books on almost any career and industry you can imagine! Columbia College provides you an account to Vault.com for free (a savings of over $150!). Your username is your student email and your password is either columbia14 or columbia15. Any questions or problems, talk with your Columbia College counselor
www.cacareercafe.com – a virtual career center for California community college students
http://www2.assist.org/exploring-majors/browseAreas.do - You can browse through majors by choosing an area of study, searching for a specific major, or selecting a major from a list of majors. Choose how you would like to begin browsing majors from the choices below.
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/explore-careers - Choose an interest below to get some ideas about possible college majors. What do you like to do? What makes you curious and excited to learn more?
www.eureka.org – great self-exploration and career exploration information. Access provided for free by Columbia College. Talk to your Columbia College counselor for more information.
https://www.onetonline.org/ - O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
https://career.berkeley.edu/infolab/Majors2Careers - What can I do with a Major in….?
Career or Industry Specific Websites:
https://www.fs.fed.us/working-with-us/jobs - Jobs with the US Forestry Service
http://calfire.ca.gov/about/about_careers_vacancies - Jobs in the Fire Service
www.lsac.org – Law School Admission Council
https://www.studentdoc.com/ - great information for pre-medical students
http://rn.ca.gov – California Board for Registered Nurses
http://www.teachcalifornia.org – Make the difference of a lifetime – Teach!
http://www.ctc.ca.gov – Information on teacher credentialing
Financial Aid & Scholarship Websites:
http://www.gocolumbia.edu/financial_aid/ - Columbia College Financial Aid Office
http://www.gocolumbia.edu/scholarships/ - Columbia College Scholarship website
https://fafsa.gov/ - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/paying-for-uc/index.html - Learn more about grants, scholarships, loans and the Blue & Gold Opportunity Plan to help you pay for your UC education
https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/paying-for-college - Learn more about grants, scholarships and loans to help you pay for your CSU education
www.khanacademy.com – You can learn anything. For Free. Forever!
www.nettutor.com – online tutoring (Best to log-in through your CANVAS account)
www.youtube.com – The world’s largest search engine! Videos on all topics and classes!
www.mymotherlode.com – stay up to date with local news, events, and opportunities
www.idealist.org - Idealist is all about connecting idealists – people who want to do good – with opportunities for action and collaboration.
www.vault.com – A career exploration website, and an internship search, with industry and company information – as well as over 300 downloadable e-books on almost any career and industry you can imagine! Columbia College provides you an account to Vault.com for free (a savings of over $150!). Your username is your student email and your password is either columbia14 or columbia15. Any questions or problems, talk with your Columbia College counselor