Choosing & Applying to Colleges
ApplyYourself.com - you may apply to 200 undergraduate and graduate schools through this service
Assist- Statewide student transfer information for California
CaliforniaColleges.edu - California College Explorer: California college exploration and guidance and counseling
College Is Possible - site includes information about preparing for, choosing and paying for college.
College Board Online - search through 3,200 colleges, request financial aid profile, get test dates, and apply to 375 colleges
CollegeLink.com - college search for 1,000 undergraduate colleges, applications to 1,800 colleges, financial information and scholarships
College Net - guide to 3,383 graduate and undergraduate programs, applications to 400 of them, and financial aid information
College Opportunities Online (National Center for Education Statistics/IPEDS) - "your direct link to over 9,000 colleges and universities in the United States ... to help college students, future students, and their parents understand the differences between colleges and how much it costs to attend college"
College.com - "find a college, find a scholarship ..."
DegreeSearch.com - simple college search of 10,093 colleges only
Embark.com - guide to 7,000 graduate and 5,400 undergraduate programs, financial aid, apply to 500 schools
Get Recruited by Colleges and Universities - students visiting the site can get recruited by, and receive scholarship information from, colleges, universities, and graduate schools
IIE Passport - information on programs and sponsoring organizations for students planning to study abroad, maintained by the Institute of International Education
OPE Campus Security Statistics Website - provides statistics on crimes at over 6000 colleges, covering the last three years
Petersons - includes full-text search of over 1,000 in-depth descriptions of two- and four-year colleges.
Peterson's College Quest - 3,766 colleges searched, applications to 1,000 schools, and financial aid information
Review.com - Princeton Review's online search and selection for 4,000 schools, and applications for 500 of them
US News On line’s 2000 College Rankings
U.S. Universities & Community Colleges - links to college home pages
U-Wire - "committed to connecting college media with each other and the world. Each day U-WIRE collects and distributes over 200 student produced stories to both U-WIRE members and professional media outlets." Links to on-line college newspapers.
University of California System - undergraduate application for the eight UC campuses (also has the school codes listed)
California State University System - undergraduate application for the CSU campuses
Guide to Accredited Colleges - A resource directory of accredited online degree programs Scholarships & Financial Aid
Career & Job Search Information
America's Career Info Net - helpful new occupational site
Bureau of Labor Statistics' Projections - supplements Occupational Outlook with articles concerning the projected future of particular occupations
California Occupational Guides - "A series of about 300 information sheets covering individual occupations or groups of related occupations. They provide statewide information about job duties, working conditions, employment outlook, wages, benefits, entrance requirements, and training."
College Grad Job Hunter: The #1 Entry Level Job Site - preparation, resumes, interviews, negotiations, salaries, career information, etc.
College Majors and Career Information - Career Services in Partnership with You: Rutgers University Career Services, New Brunswick
U.S. News Colleges and Careers Center - one of the four sections covers careers, jobs, internships
Find a Career for You! - profiles many careers
Job Hunters Bible - designed as a supplement to the book, What Color Is Your Parachute; leads you to many other good career sites
Job Star California Job Search Guide - one of the best sites to research careers, employers; find salary information, guides to resume; and access job listings
Librarians' Index to the Internet: Jobs and Careers - wonderful list of reviewed and summarized sites
Occupational Outlook Handbook - begin researching careers here
Occupational Outlook Quarterly Online - OOQ Online provides practical information on jobs and careers and covers a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Other Important Sites
Access America for Students - Student Gateway to the U.S. Government gives "students access to information about financial aid, career development, education planning, consumer protection, and a wide variety of other topics."
http://www.welfarequilt.org - These are the personal stories of individuals who have been through or are still involved in the welfare system.
http://hcom.monterey.edu/welfare/ - honors the lives of women who face the challenge of continuing their educations while receiving aid.
MPC Library - links to the MPC library website