How to Plan for College

Apply for California Community College

Your online gateway to the California Community Colleges.

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.

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.