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Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer (ASSIST) is the official repository of articulation for California’s colleges and universities, which provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California. Students can learn how course credits earned at one California college or university can be applied when transferred to another.
The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) provides information on California's private, non-profit, WASC-accredited colleges and universities and includes links to the Web sites of each AICCU recognized college or university.
The state's official Web site that provides information about higher education in California for students, counselors, and parents. Features of the Web site include college and career resources, "Explore Colleges and Careers," "Plan and Pay for College," and "College Admissions"
California State University (CSU) - Student Transfer
Comprehensive Web site that includes information and resources about the 23 campuses within the CSU system, which offers students the opportunity to pursue over 1,800 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in some 240 subject areas.
California State University International Programs - Study Abroad
Information for prospective and admitted students to the CSU who want to learn more about cultures and people throughout the world by living and studying abroad. Students can earn credit toward their degree. Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualified applicants.
CSUMentor Apply Online
A free, online resource designed to help students and their families learn about the California State University system, select a CSU campus to attend, plan to finance higher education, and apply for admission to a CSU campus.
CSUMentor Application Filing Status Report
Find out which CSU campuses are currently accepting applications, which majors are opened or closed, and read any messages from various CSU campuses.
California State University teacher education program for prospective teaching candidates interested in earning their teaching credential but who are unable to attend traditional college classes. Using some of the latest technology, the program curriculum is delivered to students online.
California Virtual Campus
Find information about distance learning courses throughout California. The Web site does not offer courses directly, but provides a means of finding online courses available at various California institutions of higher education.
The College Board
Includes tools and articles designed to help students choose a college, learn about majors and careers, plan college visits, and more.
An online library of catalogs, campus Web sites, and course descriptions from two-year and four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. Useful for obtaining course descriptions from the past or from an institution out of the area. To access information on CollegeSource free of charge, students must use a computer located on the De Anza College campus.
*Access to college and university catalogs using CollegeSource is currently free of charge from any public computer on the De Anza College campus but is subject to institutional funding. Off campus, student access to catalog database through CollegeSource is subject to a fee (a limited free 10-day trial registration option is available). However, students may continue to access the CollegeSource Online resources including college profiles, maps, websites, and search tools free of charge.
Virtual college fair with participation from over 100 national and international colleges and universities. Students can interact online via live video chats with college admissions representatives as well as current students attending a four-year university. Watch and listen to admissions experts and students address topics such as admissions, the application essay, college life, financial aid options and other important issues at a four-year university. The site also includes virtual college booths featuring videos, podcasts, webinars, electronic brochures, and more. Access is free, but registration is required.
The Common Application Apply Online
The Common Application offers a common, standardized application form for use at any member institution. Students can find both online and print versions of Freshman and Transfer Applications. There are currently more than 500 member institutions, which represent the full range of higher education institutions in the U.S.: public and private, large and small, highly selective and modestly selective, East Coast and West Coast and also several colleges and universities based abroad.
Free college planning Web site featuring virtual campus tours of over 1200 college campuses with links to college Web sites and admission offices. Additional information and tools on the Web site include choosing a college, student financial aid, campus life, career exploration, scholarship search, and more.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
All students interested in receiving any federal and state financial aid (grants and loans) for college will need to complete the FAFSA, which collects family income and other financial information about the student or her/his family.
Described as "the largest online destination for HBCU students, faculty, and alumni to connect, interact, and discuss the black college experience."
National Application Center Apply Online
Plan, explore and apply to 800+ colleges and universities from across the U.S. with access to a wide array of tools and resources for college and career planning, financial aid planning, and scholarship searches.
Online search provider of accredited colleges and universities, graduate schools, online degrees and continuing education, and private schools for students. The Peterson's Web site includesplanning tools, articles, and resources to help students make decisions about college.
Provides a national database of colleges and universities active in the recruitment and retention of first-generation and historically underserved students. Students can conduct a college search and create a short list of schools that provide the campus community and support structure that fosters college success.
Universal College Application Apply Online
A universal college admission online application form that allows students to apply to one or more of the 45 participating member colleges and universities located across the U.S.
University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN)
The U-CAN Web site includes profiles on over 700 non-profit, private colleges and universities located primarily in the U.S. Students can obtain institution-specific information about transfer credit policies, career & job placement services, internship opportunities, graduation rates, student life and more. The U-CAN Web site was developed by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU ).
University of California (UC)
The UC system offers 150 academic disciplines among its 10 campuses. Students can learn about admission requirements, research opportunities, housing, career services and student life at each of the UC campuses.
University of California - Transfer Admission
Provides admissions overview and information specific to transfer admission requirements, major preparation paths, Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG), and how applications are reviewed.
University of California - Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) http://uctag.universityofcalifornia.edu
Seven UC campuses (Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz) offer guaranteed admission to applicants who meet specified criteria. Qualified students may submit their TAG application for the appropriate term through this Web site.
University of California - Apply Online Apply Online
Online application for undergraduates to 9 of the campuses within the UC system.
University of California - Open/Closed Majors
Review which majors are open or closed and which campuses are accepting applications for a specified term.
University of California - Education Abroad Program
The University of California's system-wide international exchange program offers admitted students the opportunity to become international citizens through study abroad and to gain skills necessary for success in a global environment.
Western Undergraduate Exchange
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), is a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students who are residents of a WICHE-identified Western state may be eligible to request a reduced tuition rate (up to 150 percent of the institution’s regular resident tuition) at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state. WUE reduced tuition rate is not automatically awarded to all eligible candidates and the number of awards granted each academic year by a participating institution is subject to limitation.
The Women's College Coalition
An association representing women's colleges that are two- and four-year, public and private, religiously affiliated and secular - in the United States and Canada. Information and resources about women's colleges including search by major feature, college links, and student and faculty profiles.
Provides students with video information about colleges in an interactive virtual environment. Watch college video tours of every major college in the US. Social networking component (YOULife) connects you with students, admissions, faculty, and alumni.