College Preparation

TRIO Talent Search is here to support students in pursuing any type of postsecondary education after high school. Below are a few resources that we think are helpful to have as you explore your options and make decisions about your future.

Be Prepared 

A-G Classes in High School 

Know your Options

There are many wonderful options for education after high school, both close to home and across the country. 

Below is information about the four main college systems in California, and a few resources for out-of-state options as well. 

The SAT and ACT Tests

Most 4-year universities (UC, CSU, and Private) require students take either the SAT or ACT test for admission. These tests are a culmination of material you have learned in high school. 

College Board

This is the organization that operates the SAT test, along with many other standardized tests and exams. College Board offers extensive resources for studying for the SAT, including sample questions and study tips. Online registration for the SAT happens on College Board as well. College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to provide Personalized SAT test preparation, and entire full-length practice tests for FREE.  We recommend using this FREE resource when preparing for the SAT. 


This is the website that houses information about the ACT, and so much more. The ACT offers scholarships, test prep materials, and career and college exploration information. This is where you register for the ACT as well. 

Learn More

Visit our online resource Shape Your Future for a more comprehensive look at College Preparation.