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  • Choosing the right college major can make a big difference in students' career prospects, in terms of employment and pay. Here’s a look at how various college majors fare in the job market --College Majors to Hot Jobs


Getting Ready for College

Checklist for academic and financial preparation

College Entrance Exams 

ACT test info

SAT test info

Fee Waiver Request Form for tests

Exploring Colleges

Community College info

Local Community Colleges

Cosumnes River College  

Sacramento City College

American River College

Los Rios Community College District

State Universities

Explore CSU campuses

Explore UC campuses

US Colleges

“Big” College Search in US


California Colleges

More on California Colleges

eCampus Tours

College Life / What to Expect

NY Times Education Blog

US News and World Report college advice

Thinking about ALL the costs of college

Information from current college students about college life

Looking at possible college majors

Paying for College

All about money and college (downloads a document with links)

Scholarships  (downloads a document with links)


Find out what you might be best suited to do…….

CareerShip is a free online career exploration adventure for middle and high school students.

CareerZone:  Assess your strengths, explore job possibilities, then get a "reality check"

Find out what jobs exist, what you have to do to get that job and what you can expect in that career…….

Occupational Handbook for Exploring Careers   lists Education and Training needed, Pay and what it is like on the job

Career One Stop

Inside the Jobs

Exploring Health Careers 

Trade Schools (includes things like mechanics, cooking, animal care, beauty, hotels, health, business and much more)

Online Schools for trades

Exploring Military Careers (choose a job family)    ASVAB Test

Videos of various government jobs


The Career Center's list of college scholarships - check back often as they are updated.

This list was updated on December 12, 2013

Applying to UC Davis?  Read about a scholarship here

Elk Grove Regional Foundation Scholarships Available NOW!

The Elk Grove Regional Foundation offers scholarships for students studying for careers including agriculture, nursing, education, auto mechanics, politics, the arts, and more.  These scholarships are for students at a vocational or trade school, two and four year college. All scholarships require letters of recommendations so request them now! Deadline is January 24th due to Ms. Wolfe in the career center. To apply, go to

California Cash for College Workshops are held in January and February of every year, up until the Cal Grant March 2 deadline. Try out this link to find a free workshop near you and don’t forget to click on the “What to Bring” link

Info on Fee Waiver for UC Applications

Info on Fee Waiver for CSU Applications

More information on paying for college and scholarships

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