College Preparation

Preparing for and selecting a post-high school path is an exciting time. Here, you'll find tips for preparing for 4-year Universities, 2-year Community Colleges, and Career and Technical Programs. 

4-year University
2-year Community College
Career & Technical Programs

Take a look at the resources below to learn more about 4-year Universities, 2-year Colleges, and Career and Technical programs, as well as college and test preparation resources.

Colleges & Universities:

The California State University
The official site of the California State University, with links to all 23 CSU campuses, admissions info, and much, much more.

Cal State Apply - Apply to CSUs
Apply to California State Universities

The University of California
The official site of the University of California, with links to each of the UC campuses. 

California Community Colleges
This site shows students how they can pay for an education at one of the state's 109 community colleges.

CCC Apply
Apply to California Community Colleges here.

California Private Colleges
If you are interested in going to a private college, check out the schools of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities.

Peterson's List of Colleges by State
If you are interested in going to school outside of California, this is a great resource to get started. Also use the college planning resources below to find the right match.

College Planning Resources:

Humboldt Navigator
Humboldt County Office of Education provides every student in Humboldt County 7th grade and above with a Navigator account where students can explore college and career options. If you don't remember your log-in information, ask your TRiO Advisor. 

California Colleges
Students and their families can find information on planning and preparing for college in California.

SAT & ACT Test Prep:

College Board
Official site for the College Entrance Exam Board. Fast, easy scholarship, career and college search programs; SAT registration on-line, sample test questions.

Khan Academy
College Board partnered with Khan Academy to provide personalized SAT test preparation. Students import their scores directly from College Board, and Khan Academy provides a personalized prep plan focused on weaker areas. This is a wonderful FREE resource!

Official site of the American College Testing Program, which produces the ACT test. The site has college and career search info, as well as both free and for-purchase ACT test prep materials.