With dedication and hard work, college is possible for all students. However, choosing the right school can be a challenging task. Here are some resources to get you started.
Cal-SOAP (California Student Opportunity and Access Program)
Provides information about postsecondary education and financial aid, and raising the achievement levels of students from low-income families, from schools or geographic areas with documented low eligibility or college participation rates, or from families in which they would be the first to attend a college.
College Board Free Resources
College Opportunities Online Locator (COOL)
The site allows users to see and compare the profiles of nearly 7,000 colleges and universities throughout the nation.
College is Possible
A resource guide for parents, students, and education professionals sponsored by the Coalition of America's Colleges and Universities.
knowhow2go.org: Website for middle and high school students that promotes college attendance
CHEPA's Financial Aid and Access
CHEPA's Financial Aid and Access project has recommendations on how to improve and stream-line processes in order to increase applications and admissions to college for low-income youth.
Colleges in California
This site makes finding and applying to a California college easy.
California State University
Looking to attend a California State University? Learn about the schools, admissions, and more.
University of California: Admissions
Find information on admissions and financial aid for applying to a campus in the UC system.
Additional College Resources
College Board Online
This site covers test preparation, searching for colleges, and information on financial aid and scholarships.
Search for colleges and financial aid at College View.
Center for Student Opportunity
Central to CSO's mission and the CSO College Center initiative is promoting this college-bound culture among first-generation and underserved students. Use the information provided here as a resource to learn about the college search and admissions process and to explore various higher education opportunities.