We know that the college admission process is daunting. To help with this process we have compiled a list of websites that will be used within this process. Please find live links that will lead you to the websites that you will need for the testing process, the college search process as well as beginning the scholarship process. This page is not a comprehensive list, but it will start you in the right direction.
Four-Year Course Planning Worksheet
College Entrance Exams
This site offers on-line registration for the ACT test.
This site offers on-line registration for the SAT and SAT Subject Tests. The College Board site also offers a large database of colleges and on-line college planning/financial aid information.
College Planning and Exploration
Site formed by the American Council on Education, the Lumina Foundation for Education, and the Ad Council, to encourage students to prepare for college.
The United States Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences and National Center for Education Statistics college search website.
This site contains a database of over 85,000 digital college catalogs, institution profiles, transcript keys, and other critical resources.
BigFuture by the College Board is a free comprehensive website that helps improve the college planning process through a step-by-step approach.
California’s free official source for college and career planning.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
California Colleges and Universities
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.
Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL)
A non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process.
Gap Year Association
A resource for students interested in taking “intentional time away from the classroom before accruing college debt, starting their careers, and choosing a life-path, in order to facilitate perspective, purpose, and maturation.”
University of San Diego’s Torero Promise
The Torero Promise is a guaranteed admissions program being offered to students enrolled in the Dioceses of San Diego and San Bernardino high schools.
San Diego Promise
The San Diego Promise is a two-year completion program for recent high school graduates who enroll full-time (12 units per semester) at San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, or San Diego Miramar College. The program provides up to two years of free tuition to eligible students. Participation in the Promise program comes with a variety of benefits: free tuition for up to two years, access peer mentor/success coach, specialized counseling and guidance support, and additional campus engagement opportunities.
The California Promise
The California Promise Program enables a specific number of campuses of the California State University (CSU) to establish pledge programs for entering first-time students who are both interested and able to complete baccalaureate degrees in four years.
United Kingdom Universities and Application Process
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is a UK-based organization whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities.
Naviance is a fully integrated platform for college, career and success planning. Not only are CCHS students able to do college, career and scholarship searches on Naviance, but when students become seniors, Naviance is used to organize and carry out steps to complete college applications. Students also use Naviance to sign up for college visits and receive communications from counselors. When using Naviance for the first time, registration using a code provided by the counseling office is necessary.