College and Career Planning

Seniors - you have until November 30 to complete your CSU and UC applications. Do not wait until that deadline! The systems often crash on the last two days. See your counselor if you need help.

Great Resources for Students and Popular links:

Common Application (Used by over 450 colleges & universities):

CSU apps:

UC apps:

University of California:

Private colleges and universities in California (Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities):

Top Colleges with Jewish Communities:

Princeton Review:

National Center for Education:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid:

Federal Student Aid Site: (Federal Student Aid Site for students, parents and counselors) 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 800-730-8913 for hearing impaired)

All colleges and universities are supposed to have a Net Price Calculator on their website.

Go to your specific college or university's website to check it out.

Financial Aid Calculators/Financial Aid Links

FAFSA4caster: Provide some basic information and we'll estimate your eligibility for federal student aid.

Go to; you will find the FAFSA4Caster on the right side where it says "Thinking about college?"

Test Prep Resources

All kinds of FREE test prep for DSUSD students "Magic word" is DISPERSE

SAT and SAT Subject Tests, PSAT, AP

Online registration and prep for ACT

EPT and ELM for CSU and

Virtual Tours/Campus Visit Prep

56 questions to ask on visits:

Campus Tours:

Collection of online view books:

Scholarship Search

College, Career, Scholarship Search:

English and Spanish information on planning - free publications:

Financial Aid and Scholarship Search:

For Minority, Low-Income, First Generation Students:

Great site for finding scholarships:

White House initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans: (o en espanol)

Students with Disabilities

Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD):

Attention Deficit Disorder Association:

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders:

Disabilities Studies and Services Center:

Federation for Children with Special Needs:

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA):

Learning Disabilities Online:

Learning Disability Resources:

National Adult Literacy & Learning Disabilities Center:

National Center for Learning Disabilities:

Personality and Career Assessment

Bureau of Labor and Statistics Career Guide:

The Princeton Review Career Test:

Vocational Information Center:

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