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ACT – General information about the ACT college entrance exam, free practice tests, ACT test dates, ACT registration, ACT scores, college and career planning.

Americorps – AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. In addition to AmeriCorps, the Corporation also administers Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America. Together these programs engage more than 2 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service each year.

Bureau of Labor Statistics – The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

California Colleges Explorer – California’s official source for college and career planning

California Student Aid Commission – This site is designed to assist you search for state, federal, and institutional financial aid information for funding post-high school education.

College Navigator – Search for the college of your choice, and find specific information regarding college tuition, financial aid, admission, retention and graduation rates, varsity athletic teams, accreditation, and more.

College Quest – Helps find a suitable match between college and student based on a variety of data points.

Community College – The California Community Colleges System provides educational, vocational and transfer programs to more than 2.6 million students constituting the largest system of higher education in the world.

CSS Profile – the financial aid application service of the College Board — a national, 100-year-old, not-for-profit membership association. Many of the member colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools, and scholarship programs use the information collected on PROFILE to help them award nonfederal student aid funds.

CSU Mentor – How to plan for and apply to the California State University.

FAFSA – Free application for federal student aid.

Fastaid – The world’s largest scholarship database.

FastWeb – Find scholarships, internships, and jobs.

Finaid – A guide to financial aid including information about scholarships, loans, savings, military aid, and other types of aid.

Funding Your Future – a publication sponsored by the Federal Student Aid Commission.

National Collegiate Athletic Association – The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a voluntary organization through which the nation’s colleges and universities govern their athletics programs

Occupational Outlook Handbook – The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

PSAT – PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It’s a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test™. It also gives you a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs.

SAT – Nearly every college in America accepts the SAT or Subject Tests as a part of its admissions process. That’s why more than two million students take the SAT every year. Learn more about the SAT and SAT Subject Tests, register online, and view and send your SAT scores. To find out the qualifications for receiving an SAT fee waiver click here.

UC Campus Publication: Introducing the University – Information about the UC system, selcting the campus that’s right for you and freshman entrance requirements.

UC Offers Free SAT/ACT Test Prep – Interactive online test prep courses are being made available free of charge on the California Virtual High School Web page at http://www.cavhs.org

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