Continuing your education after high school is one of the best decisions you will ever make. It will open more doors for you, give you a better chance to receive a higher salary, and offer you more opportunities in life. You know that dream you have been fantasizing about since you were a little kid? Well, going to college can bring you closer to that dream!
Now that you have some ideas about how college can benefit you, find out what it takes to get to a college or university. Read about the different types of colleges, find which ones are right for you and then complete the requirements.
Creating a four-year plan will make the process of being ready for college much easier and may lead you to greater success.
RESOURCE: Download this chart and talk to your academic counselor about what courses are best for you.*
1. Why Go to College?
2. Finding the Right College
3. California Public University Requirements
4. Private Colleges and Universities
5. Community Colleges
7. AB 540 Students
8. Planning Tools and Resources
Nursing. Engineering. Music. Being the first in the family to go to college. Astronomy. Pride. All these things are motivating students like you to go to college.Watch this video to see what else is inspiring students, what challenges they may face and how they plan to overcome the obstacles. If they can do it, so can you!
*These materials are derived from and used with permission of the Regents of the University of California on behalf of the Center for Educational Partnerships and its CollegeTools web site resources. No further copying or use may be made of the University materials without the express written consent of the University.
Empowering Students | College Guide | Finding the Right College | California Public University Requirements | Private Colleges and Universities | Community Colleges | Testing | AB 540 Students | Planning Tools and Resources
Prepare for college by exploring the wealth of resources available here. Students from seventh through twelfth grade will find valuable tools to get on the road to college.
Find the courses high school students are required to take for entrance to the University of California and the California State University campuses.
Learn how our STEM education programs are preparing students for success in math and science and raising their aspirations to go to college.
If you are a student at Yerba Buena or Andrew Hill High School, you may be eligible for the Meadows Neighborhood Scholarship. Learn more about this opportunity.