Weekly Schedule Planner
Print this out and plan out your week! It's a great way to stay organized and help you prioritize your time!
Academic Improvement Plan
Not sure where and how to start academic improvement? Use this tool to help you set goals and create a plan to achieve them!
Using your voice and advocating for yourself are very useful skills to have while navigating the educational system. Use this tool to make that navigation a little easier.
College Requirements Information and Resources
Fulfillment Fund 12th Grade Timeline
A month-by-month overview of steps to take during senior year.
FAFSA/CA DREAM Application Worksheet
Use this worksheet to gather all of the information you will need to complete your financial aid application.
California's Four Systems of Higher Education
The state of California has four systems of higher education - California Community Colleges, the California State University, the University of California, and private institutions. Each system has its own admissions requirements. To view a presentation about California's Four Systems of Higher Education, click here.
The A-G Requirements are required for consideration of admission to two of California's public higher education systems, The California State University (CSU) and The University of California (UC). All students are required to complete all A-G courses with a 'C' grade or higher. To track your progress toward fulfilling the A-G requirements and to plan ahead, download this worksheet.
UC Approved Courses
Not sure which classes count toward your A-G coursework? Use the link above to search your school's UC approved courses. You can search by your school's name, but don't forget to select the appropriate academic year. A-G approved classes at different schools can change from year to year.
The SAT and The ACT
Not all, but most colleges require that students take standardized test scores to be considered for admission. To register for The SAT, please visit collegeboard.org. To register for the ACT, please visit actstudent.org.
Writing a Personal Statement
The personal statement is an important part of the admissions and scholarships application processes. Therefore, you should begin writing and proofreading during your junior year, asking for peers, teachers, and counselors to edit it as much as possible before you apply during your senior year.
Letters of Recommendation
Whether you need one for a college application or consideration for a scholarship or special program, letters of recommendation have the potential to work greatly in your favor. It gives the review committee a sense of who you are beyond test scores and grades. It speaks to who you are as a person, which is a perfect supplement to a personal statement.
Are you thinking about going to community college before transferring to a 4-year college/university? Here is some information on community college and the transfer option.
Pre-College Information and Resources
Not sure if you are exempt from taking the EPT/ELM tests for Cal States? Use your csumentor username and password to check here.
College Survival Strategies - Useful tips and information as you transition into college
Big Future by College Board - Explore the world of college before you get there.
Education Quest - Learn important information about transitioning to college, including money managment, choosing a major, and what to expect during your first year
Best Apps for College Students - Put your smartphone to productive use!
Would you like to see a list of scholarship opportunities for students of color? Check out this link: http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/
Scholarships for First Generation Students
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - http://www.hsf.net
TELACU Scholarship - http://www.telacu.com
Coca-Cola Scholars Program - http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/
United Negro College Fund - http://www.uncf.org/
Hispanic College Fund - http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/
HBCU Connect - http://www.hbcuconnect.com/scholarships.shtml
Scholarship Search Engines