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Counselor / College/Career Advisor

Need help with the college admission process? Need some guidance regarding college and/or career? The counselors, Mrs. Morrison and Mrs. Sandoval, are available onsite to give individual assistance.  If you would like to make an appointment, fill out the appointment slip in the Main Office lobby, loop mail your counselor, email at gaylem@vacavilleusd.org, annalys@vacaville,org or, call and leave a message @ 707-453-7300.  Parent(s) are welcome and encouraged to join you.

College Information

Free Monthly Webinars for College Success:  Click here for flyer with more information

College Visits

CSU and UC Admissions Requirements Compared

College Application Information

CSU Applications will be available - October 1st.  Deadline for filing - November 30th.

UC Applications available.  You may file your application beginning November 1st.  Deadline for filing - November 30th.

Visit University of California  or The California State University for tips, updates and next steps.

Community College Resources

California Community Colleges – lists all the community colleges in California and their website

Solano Community College – Begin the admissions process, placement tests, orientation, financial aid

Other College Resources

College Week Live is a useful website for many college topics.  They hold webinars, college fairs, live chats with admission counselors.  Visit http://www.collegeweeklive.com/.

College Scorecard provides answers to critical questions about institutions, like how likely students are to complete degrees, how much debt students take out, etc.  The interactive site provides a variety of ways to search colleges and degrees.  Visit https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Apply For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

http://fafsa.gov/  Check individual college website for deadlines.

Apply for Scholarships

There are new scholarships online weekly, in your School loop email, and in the scholarship files in the main office.

 

College Websites

California State Universities (CSU's)

Every state university in California can be accessed from this website.

csumentor.edu/

University of California (UC's)

universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/

Independent Colleges/universities

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities - list of all private non-profit colleges in California

http://www.aiccu.edu/

U-Can is a Web-based resource designed to give students and parents concise, consumer-friendly information on nonprofit, private colleges and universities.  The site was developed and is managed by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).

www.ucan-network.org

accreditedonlinecolleges.org

Discover the accredited online degree programs available in California, filtering for attributes such as size, location, degree levels, campus setting, and type of school.

College Week Live

https://www.collegeweeklive.com/

 

 

Majors with a Bright Future

U.S News and World Reports have identified 9 New Majors with a Future:

Biomedical Engineering

Computer Game Design

Environmental Studies/Sustainability

Health Informatics/Information Management

Homeland Security

Information Assurance/Cyber Security

Nanotechnology

New Media (combines journalism, communication studies with digital media and design)

Public Health