A – G Requirements

To satisfy the A - G Requirements, you must complete the 15 yearlong high school courses known as the "A - G" subjects. At least seven of the 15 yearlong courses must be taken in your last two years of high school.

Advanced Placement (AP)

You might think that AP classes are tough, and you might be right. But that doesn’t mean that you aren’t up to the task. AP brings the college experience to your high school with the opportunity to earn college credit at thousands of universities. More students are ready for AP than you’d think. Roll up your sleeves and find out what AP can do for you.

Adventures in Education (AIE)

AIEAIE has college planning resources, financial aid information, career guidance, and money management tips to help families and students achieve their goals.


AssistASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.

Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities

JesuitColleges15The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is a national voluntary service organization whose mission is to serve its member institutions. In the United States, the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities are located in 19 states across the country. Their shared goal is to provide an excellent education to develop competent, compassionate and committed leaders in the service of the Church and society.

Back to College

Back2CollegeBack to College is an all-in-one resource for the adult returning to college. Our free newsletter provides news, features, and resource updates (including information on financial aid and new degree programs) each month.

Best College Rankings

USNewsIn addition to this year's College and University Rankings, we rank high schools, graduate programs, online resources; and offer a detailed school directory, interactive tools, a step-by -step college admissions guide, articles, and more!

CA Dream Act (AB 540)

CAGovAB 540 exempts certain students from paying nonresident tuition (higher than resident tuition) and allows them to apply for different types of California Dream Act financial aid. Talk to your high school about submitting your GPA before March 2.

Cal Grants

CAGovEvery January and February students and families attend FREE Cash for College workshops across California for help to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form required for Cal Grants.

Our mission is to help low-income and first-generation college goers complete the application process so they can access financial aid for education and career/technical training beyond high school.

Cal State Apply

​​Find your future at the California State University. With 23 campuses and thousands of degree choices, the CSU is a great place to start your journey. Explore your options below, and start your application today.​

California Community Colleges

CCCApplyCCC Apply is your online gateway to the California Community Colleges. Each year at our 112 colleges, nearly three million students from all over the world build their career skills, prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, or simply enrich their lives through learning.

California State University

CSU-logoThe CSU is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. With 23 campuses, almost 427,000 students, and 44,000 faculty and staff, we are the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country.

Canadian Universities

CanadianA guide to Canadian Universities, community colleges, career colleges and jobs in Canada. Offers postsecondary education, distance education, maps of Canadian campuses, a SchoolFinder and a database of programs for study in Canada.

Cash for College

Cash4CollegEvery January and February students and families attend FREE Cash for College workshops across California for help to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Cal Grant GPA Verification Form required for Cal Grants.


CCAAThe mission of the CCAA is to initiate, stimulate and improve intercollegiate athletic programs for student-athletes and promote and develop educational leadership, sportsmanship, physical fitness, sports participation as a recreational pursuit and athletic excellence.

College Source

CollegeSource15CollegeSource Online is a database of over 100,000 digital college catalogs, institution profiles, transcript keys, and other critical resources.

Common Application

CommonAppThe Common Application is a not-­for-­profit member organization of nearly 700 influential colleges and universities in the United States and around the world. Since 1975, The Common Application has been committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admissions process. Each year, more than 900,000 students use The Common Application online system to submit four million applications.

CSU “How to Get to College” Poster

HowtoGetPrint an 8.5x11 copy or order your FREE “How to Get to College” poster now! Students can plan early and follow the steps in each grade level to prepare for college. Families can also see how they can help students succeed.

Cyber Degrees

CyberDegeresThe field of cyber security has never been hotter. To help you find your dream job, Cyber Degrees pulled together a comprehensive directory of colleges and universities offering cyber security degrees, as well as a wealth of information on career paths within the cyber security field, security clearances, the range of professional security certifications available, free online courses in security topics and more.

EDU, Inc.

EDUIncIt takes only ten minutes to complete the EDU, Inc. application and have it submitted to 36 HBCUs at the same time for only $35. EDU, Inc. allows you to receive acceptance letters, financial aid packages and scholarship offers from several different HBCUs and is the only company that offers a common application for black colleges.


EdupasseduPass offers information for international students who are thinking about pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or professional education in the United States.

EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Calculator

bigfutureStudents and their families are expected to contribute to the cost of college to the extent that they’re able. Use this Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator to:

  • • Estimate how much the student’s family will be expected to contribute for the year.
  • • Gain insight into the student’s financial aid eligibility. If you’re unable to contribute the entire cost of college, financial aid is available to bridge the gap.

EFC Planning & Tips

EFCAbout four to six weeks after you submit the FAFSA, you will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR summarizes the information you provided on the FAFSA, and indicates the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The lower your EFC, the more financial aid you will get.

The EFC is the amount of money your family will be expected to contribute to your education and is subtracted from the school's Cost of Attendance (COA) to arrive at your financial need: Financial Need = COA - EFC.


FAFSAThe office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.  We offer more than $150 billion each year to help millions of students pay for higher education. Completing the FAFSA is your first step in getting student aid.

FAFSA: A Guide to Completing

FAFSA-GuideIn spite of the warnings and alarmist articles about student debt, people with college degrees are better off in the job market and earn more over their lifetimes – about $1 million more.

And you can make a few smart moves before you ever head to college that will help your pocketbook considerably after you graduate. The first, foremost, and absolute most important of all those moves is: filling out the FAFSA.

Federal Student Aid

FedStudentAidMinds can achieve anything. We make sure they get to college. At Federal Student Aid, we make it easier to get money for higher education.

The office of Federal Student Aid provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school.  Our resources are grouped by the following topics:

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

HACUHACU Currently Represents Over 400 Colleges & Universities committed to Hispanic Higher Education Success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. HACU's Numerous Scholarships are available to Students Currently Attending A HACU Member Institution.

Deadline: Varies

Historically Black Colleges & Universities

HBCUNetYou have come to the right place for a list of HBCU's (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Here, you will find a list of HBCU's, with links, by state. As you will see, there are HBCU's in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

I Can Afford College

icanaffordcollege-1The “I Can Afford College” campaign is a statewide, financial aid awareness initiative sponsored by the California Community Colleges.

Kaplan College

KaplanKaplan College's programs combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for working adults. Kaplan’s many schools and campuses offer a wide variety of options from online certifications and continuing education to an online law degree.


LanguageBirdThe University of California and the NCAA have approved LanguageBird as a college-prep online course provider. This means that a high school student can list LanguageBird courses on their transcripts and colleges will accept our courses for your high school credits. Courses can be used for credit recovery, to get ahead, to improve skills, or just for review!

Middle Class Scholarship

CAGovThe Middle Class Scholarship provides undergraduate students (including students pursuing a teaching credential), with Family Incomes & Scholarships for up to $184,000 to attend a University of California (UC) or a California State University (CSU) campuses.


NCAAFounded more than one hundred years ago as a way to protect student-athletes, the NCAA continues to implement that principle with increased emphasis on both athletics and academic excellence. The site also provides information on how student-athletes can comply with NCAA bylaws in order to compete in intercollegiate athletics.

Personal Statements

OwlThe Personal Statement is your opportunity to sell yourself in the application process. Here are some questions to ask yourself.


ScholarshareThe ScholarShare College Savings Plan is California's tax-advantaged 529 plan, open to everyone. The ScholarShare College Savings Plan is offered by the State of California. TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc. (TFI) is the Plan Manager.

Tribal Colleges

TribalThis Tribal Colleges site is dedicated to furthering the educational advancement of the American Indian people. Featured are tribal colleges, native studies programs and Indian education.

UC Scout

UCScoutScout from University of California is a full-service online learning platform for high school students interested in Advanced Placement, Honors, credit recovery, or “a-g” college prep courses. Scout will help students on their road to graduation and provide them with a rigorous course of study that will prepare them for college.

Scout’s courses are approved by the College Board and University of California, where applicable.

Universities Around The World

WorldUnivWelcome to the searchable database of Universities Around the World, with links to 9,385 Universities in 206 countries (as of December 2015).

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

WUEStudents who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.

WUE members include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Download a brochure here.