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): www.commonapp.org

CSU apps: www.csumentor.edu

UC apps: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/

University of California: www.universityofcalifornia.edu

Private colleges and universities in California (Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities): www.aiccu.org

Top Colleges with Jewish Communities: http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/top-colleges-with-jewish-communities/

Princeton Review: www.princetonreview.com

National Center for Education: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Free Application for Federal Student Aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov

Federal Student Aid Site: www.studentaid.ed.gov (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 www.fafsa.gov; 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 http://www.shmoop.com/signup/desertsands

SAT and SAT Subject Tests, PSAT, AP www.collegeboard.com

Online registration and prep for ACT www.actstudent.org

EPT and ELM for CSU www.mathsuccess.org and www.englishsuccess.org

Virtual Tours/Campus Visit Prep

56 questions to ask on visits: www.collegeselection.com/question.htm

Campus Tours: www.campustours.com

Collection of online view books: www.campusview.com

Scholarship Search

College, Career, Scholarship Search: www.collegeboard.com

English and Spanish information on planning - free publications: www.chciyouth.org

Financial Aid and Scholarship Search: www.fastweb.com

For Minority, Low-Income, First Generation Students: www.youcango.collegeboard.org

Great site for finding scholarships: www.studentscholarships.org

White House initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans: www.yesican.gov (o en espanol) www.yosipuedo.gov

Students with Disabilities

Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD): www.ahead.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association: www.add.org

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders: www.chadd.org

Disabilities Studies and Services Center: www.dssc.org

Federation for Children with Special Needs: www.fcsn.org

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA): www.ldanatl.org

Learning Disabilities Online: www.ldonline.org

Learning Disability Resources: www.ldresources.com

National Adult Literacy & Learning Disabilities Center: www.nifl.gov

National Center for Learning Disabilities: www.ncld.org

Personality and Career Assessment

Bureau of Labor and Statistics Career Guide: http://www.bls.gov/k12/

The Princeton Review Career Test: http://www.princetonreview.com/cte/quiz/default.asp?careers=6&menuID=0

Vocational Information Center: http://www.khake.com/

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