High Schools in Alameda County (partial list):
Alameda High School
Saint Joseph Notre Dame
Albany High School
Berkeley High School
Castro Valley High School
Redwood Christian Schools
Emery High School
Mission San Jose
California School for the Deaf
Granada High School
Livermore High School
Fremont High School
Skyline High School
Piedmont High School
Amador Valley High School
Foothill High School
San Leandro High School
Arroyo High School
Conley-Caraballo High School
This combined effort by California colleges and universities and the state
Department of Education provides information about higher education opportunities
in California. In addition to information about specific public and private
schools, career planning, and financial aid, users will also find the
school codes used for the SAT, ACT, and FAFSA.
California Private/Independent Colleges
Official website of the Association of Independent California Colleges
California Student Aid Commission
Designed to provide complete and accurate information about financing
a college education in the State of California. You can find out all about
the Cal Grant program. Also has the current Financial Aid Workbook for
Students and information on the new Golden State Scholarshare Trust Savings
California Virtual High School
Sponsored by University of California College Prep Online.
If you're in the process of choosing a college, this site helps you tour
them online. It indexes pages at the college and universities in the U.S.
that have campus tours, maps, Webcams, and Web sites. You can browse alphabetically
or by state. Searchable.
This site, from the College Board, takes you through practicing for, scheduling,
and taking the SAT I and II, PSAT/NMSQT, CLEP, and AP tests. There is
also information on planning for college including choosing, getting accepted,
and obtaining financial aid. Use the site map to access vocational guidance
through the Career Browser.
Lists 2,500 colleges, with admissions info, scholarship search and on-line
applications for colleges in U.S. and abroad.
College is Possible
The most important section of this site concerns financial aid programs
and paying for college. Additional sections offer a ten-step guide to
preparing for college (from pre-school), College Admissions and Financial
Aid calendar, and a resource library.
Designed primarily for high school students, this site provides a searchable
database of profiles of colleges and universities, and information on
scholarships and financial aid. Registration (free) required.
FAFSA on the Web
Determine eligibility, find out federal school codes, fill out a Free
Application for Federal Student Aid, and check on the status of a
submitted FAFSA--all online.
Federal School Code Search
A searchable list of the school title codes used to complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
Advice on and links to sources of information about student financial
aid. Covers topics such as loans, scholarships, military aid, federal
and state aid, fellowships, grants, prepaid tuition plans, study abroad,
financial aid consultants, and scholarship search services. Offers financial
aid resources for specific student populations, and programs of study.
Practice taking tests online with immediate scoring for ACT, SAT, PSAT,
SAT II, AP, and other academic exams. You will need to register to create
a free account with Learning Express by using your Alameda County Library
card, so you can access your own exams on repeat visits from your home
or in the library.
Mapping Your Future
Choosing a career, selecting a school, and paying for higher education
are all part of preparing for the future. This page is aimed at parents
and is a public service project. Includes, among others, a financial aid
calendar and scholarship resources.
National Association for College Admission Counseling
Professional guidance counselors are the primary audience for this site,
but college-bound students and their parents will find a "Prep for
College Calendar," college fair information, and articles on a range
of admissions subjects including financial aid, college interviews, and
Information about thousands of colleges and universities, undergraduate
and graduate programs, applications, funding, and more. Specific topics
include distance learning, executive education, academic test preparation,
financial aid, summer programs and camps, and study abroad.
Information on all aspects of the college or graduate/professional school
admissions process. GMAT, MCAT, GRE, SAT, PSAT, financial aid, graduate
school rankings, career information, etc.
Send your Child to College: The Internet Guide for Parents
This superb annotated directory is "a place parents can use as a
source of solid information about colleges and financial aid, as well
as all the steps students and families need to take to reach their goals."
There's a Guide to Mega-sites; government aid, scholarships, and
grants are in Financial Aid; information on admissions, rankings,
counseling, community colleges, application essays, athletes, and international
students is covered in Planning for College: Practical Help and Advice;
and the ACT, AP, SAT, and Preparation Classes are in the Tests section.
Student Aid on the Web
Comprehensive student financial aid information from the U.S. Department
of Education. Includes the three major forms of financial aid available
via the federal Student Financial Assistance Programs: grants, loans,
Wiredscholar: The Planning for College Destination
This site from Sallie Mae, a "leading provider of education funding,"
presents basic information on preparing for, selecting, and applying to
college, and information about paying for a college education, with an
emphasis on financing and financial aid. Free registration allows students
to access information relating to more than two million scholarships,
and an "Award Analyzer." Some material is fee-based.