HOW TO PLAN FOR COLLEGE

Apply for California Community College

Your online gateway to the California Community Colleges.

California Community Colleges

What’s Your Path? Maybe your goal is a salary upgrade. Maybe you want to pursue an academic career that will explore your full potential. At a community college, you can do either — and even both. Whether you want to transfer to a four-year college, earn a degree, or obtain a certificate, let us help you find the right path to your success.

Apply for California State University

Find your future at the California State University. Explore your options below, and start your application today.​​​

Apply for University of California

​​Everything you need to know about applying to the University of California can be found in this section.

CaliforniaColleges.edu

The California College Guidance Initiative manages CaliforniaColleges.edu, the state of California’s official college and career planning platform, which is free to all California educators, students, and families.

Naviance

Naviance is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life. Several schools in the Monterey Bay region have an account for students. Search for a school by clicking the School Finder button.

Santa Cruz County Office of Education College and Career Collaborative

Santa Cruz County College and Career Collaborative is an organization of educators, administrators, and counselors, including ten k-12 school districts, three colleges, and the County Office of Education. The goal of the organization is to increase post-secondary access and attainment for students in Santa Cruz County. The website provides resources for students to create a map for their future and for families to support their students along the way.

Your guide to college admissions

Getting ready for the college application process can feel intimidating, and you probably have numerous questions.  Use this master timeline to learn more about college admissions.