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Information Guides for Community College, CSU & UC

Comprehensive College Planning Guide:

HS students can start with a comprehensive guide that displays in calendar chronology the tasks needed to prepare, search, and complete college admission requirements. The guide is net-connected to content and other recommended sites to answer the following:

  • college prep: help in analyzing job trends and career futures
  • college search: use our comprehensive search directory for colleges and universities, career schools, online schools, etc.
  • college admission: guide for application submission, essays, letters of recommendations, etc.
  • college financing: review the financial aid process to pay for college
  • college start: find what you need to move and start college

School counselors and administrators can use the guide as an interactive tool to council students on college plans and search.

You can view their center for high school students at


College Search

What kind of college or career school? Use the college search directory to find and compare colleges and universities, community colleges, online programs, career vocational schools, and other educational institutions -- all neatly indexed by region and type. There is no user registration to use this site. Students simply link and select the kind of institution they would like to attend.

Try our college search directory 


College Financing Guide

Finding ways to pay for college can be a daunting task for both student and parent. What students need are charts that list options and links for scholarships, grants, work-study programs, government student loans, parent PLUS loans, private student loans, and other student aid options. Use our step-by-step guide to navigate through the financial aid process.

Understand the student aid process

Success Tools 
We offer a complete set of tools that students can use to plan, search, track, and finance their post high school college and career plans. These tools are available FREE for students without user registration. You simply take and use:

  • going-to-college checklist: an assistance tool to help student stay on task when planning for college
  • tracking worksheets: sheets to note information about career trends, college choice, aid options and more
  • college financing worksheet: to budget and compare colleges by costs and financial aid awarded
  • achieving success: achieving success through planning, discipline and execution
  • plus many more tools

View our tools at: www.offtocollege.com