We apologize for the recent disruption of service, and are pleased to report that the power has been restored to the Main Library. We have returned to our normal Monday schedule: the Main Library and Brookfield and Eastmont Branches are now open. All other locations will resume normal operations on Tuesday, January 23. We appreciate the community's support and patience over the past few days.
Plan for College
|Who Do U Want 2 B?||
Info on California high school and community college courses, career options and financial assistance.
|California Virtual Campus||
Online courses for high-school students. A program completed successfully through cvc.edu will have your degree bear the name of the college or university in which you have enrolled.
|Educators for Fair Consideration||
E4FC supports low-income immigrant students in their pursuit of higher education and citizenship.
|Realities of Military Service||
Information, pro and con, for potential recruits.
|A-G Requirements for UC Schools||
Visit UC Doorways to learn about A-G Requirements for University of California schools. Then watch this awesome video by RYSE Youth Center.
|Occupational Outlook Handbook||
The most official and comprehensive site for researching careers, how to get the job and what you'd earn! Find out what fields are expected to grow or shrink over the next 10 years, average salaries, and what training is required to get the job. From the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
|Peterson's College Search||
Find info about hundreds of two- and four-year colleges, and get matched with the “right” school for your needs. From the most well known publisher of college information handbooks.
|The Repository of Resources for Undocumented Students||
College Board compilation of current available resources for students and educators in the states that have passed in-state tuition laws for undocumented students.
|California Dream Act Network||
The California Dream Network is a statewide network of existing and emerging college campus organizations who actively address undocumented student issues and who work to create broader social change around immigration reform and access to higher education.
Website with exhaustive information about California state bill AB540. AB540 allows students without papers to pay in-state tuition.
|Affordable Colleges Online||
Online colleges ranked and sorted by region, price, major, etc.. Very thorough and clear, distinguishes between for profit and not fo profit colleges.
|EYODC Pathway to College and Career||
Helping Oakland youth reach their goals through academic counseling, college tours, tutoring, financial literacy, and application support.
8200 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94621, (510) 569-8088
A youth program designed to help you get job experience, get into college, and ansure that you can achieve your college degree. Applications due in March.
827 Broadway, Suite 210, Oakland, CA 94607, (510) 593-2226
|OUSD Linked Learning Career Pathway||
A career pathway is a career-themed program available at a high school. Search by school, industry or academy. Students can choose from 27 pathways in different industry sectors, including computer technology, health care, engineering, law, and green energy.
College and Career Readiness Office, 2607 Myrtle Street, Room 104, (510) 273-2360
College Track Oakland is an afterschool college prep program that helps students plan for college, meet eligibility requirements and achieve higher education goals.
111 Broadway, Suite 101, Oakland, CA 94607, (510) 834-3295
ScholarMatch programs help under-resourced (free/reduced lunch program and/or first generation college bound students) students in the Bay Area and their families gain the skills they need to make the transition to college. Workshops (held in San Francisco) cover topics including college selection, personal statement writing, financial aid literacy, FAFSA completion, and more.
849 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, (415) 652-2766