Most of the resources listed below require access to the Internet. If you don't have Internet access available at home, visit your local library. Many libraries have access available to the public for free.

Comprehensive Guides

Educational Resources

AVID

Test Preparation

Internship and Volunteer Programs

College Outreach Information

Choosing a College

Financial Aid


Comprehensive Guides

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Educational Resources

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AVID

The San Diego County Office of Education's AVID department has up to date information on college admission requirements and the AVID program. "The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, especially students in the middle with academic potential, capable of completing a college preparatory path will succeed in the most rigorous curriculum, will enter mainstream activities of the school, will increase their enrollment in four-year colleges, and will become educated and responsible participants and leaders in a democratic society." (from the AVID web site)

For more information, call the County Office AVID department at (858) 292-3559 or visit their web site: AVID Program

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Test Preparation

Preparing for college admission and placement tests is like preparing for an athletic event. Talk to your college counselor about ways you can prepare. Remember to keep reading and brush up on Algebra when preparing for college placement exams.

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Internship and Volunteer Programs

Check with your career/college counselor about businesses in your area that participate in internship programs.

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College Outreach Information

Some colleges offer specific planning aids for assistance in meeting admission requirements and completing successful applications. Check the individual web site for each institution you are considering.

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Choosing a College

Meet with your school counselor for more information about finding a college that fits you. Guides for finding specific information about colleges such as tuition costs, admission requirements and areas of study are available at bookstores and libraries. Popular guides include:

  • Princeton Review (Princeton)
  • Fiske Guide to Colleges (Edward Fiske)
  • The Insider's Guide to College (Yale Daily News)
Information is also available on the Internet:

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Financial Aid

Talk to your counselor about getting started early in this process. Watch deadlines and apply early! When you receive aid, be sure to compare the cost of a college with the aid amount offered.

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