Online Resources

The following are useful websites to gather information on schools, financial aid, and general tips for transferring. Information is available for both California and out-of-state colleges and universities. Please also visit the Transfer Center Financial Aid page for financial aid resources.

Caution: Ventura College assumes no liability for any information provided by the websites to which links are provided. They are included on this page as additional resources for our students to explore. No endorsement of these websites is made or implied.

College Search Programs

COLLEGES, SCHOLARSHIPS and FINANCIAL AID
http://www.college-scholarships.com
Offers parents, counselors, and college-bound students, information on colleges and universities throughout the U.S., free college scholarship and financial aid searches, general campus life issues as well as SAT and ACT test preparation tips. Provides links to online applications, community colleges.

COLLEGE NET
http://www.collegenet.com
This is a searchable database of colleges, scholarships, and academic resources. It offers a comprehensive college/university index with resources for financial aid and scholarships.
 

COLLEGE QUEST
www.collegequest.com
 
 
COLLEGE SOURCE
http://www.collegesource.org
This service allows students to view university catalogs, directly connect to the school website. Information is provided for national and international schools. All levels are available: 2-year, 4-year, graduate and professional schools.

EMBARK
http://www.embark.com
Provides online resources for students. Information and tools to research, prepare, apply, finance, and get ready for higher education.

PETERSON'S
http://www.petersons.com
Use this site to search for colleges and universities, graduate programs, adult distance learning programs, training and executive education, private schools, career/education guidance online, summer opportunities, study abroad, test preparation information and links. May also apply to undergraduate colleges on-line.

U.S. NEWS ONLINE
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/cohome.htm
Annual "ranking the colleges" issue online. Included is a list of school sites offering on-line admissions applications. Tools and articles take you through every step of the process from choosing where to apply to submitting applications.

XAP UNIVERSITY and COLLEGES
http://www.xap.com
Allows downloading of computerized school applications for printing and completion at home. Seems largely California based.
 

Individual College Web Sites

AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES (United States)
http://www.clas.ufl.edu/CLAS/american-universitites.html
Gives direct links to the home pages of approximately 1100 U.S. universities. A basic approach, but it works.
 
ASIAN AMERICAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER-SERVING INSTITUTIONS
These institutions improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals. This link provides the current list of designated institutions and information on the designation.
 
ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
 
COLLEGE and UNIVERSITY HOME PAGES
http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/univ.html
This list contains home pages for universities and colleges all over the world. Schools are arranged alphabetically, and geographically. The list now has over 3000 cities.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES WEB SEARCH
http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/cc/search.html
This Maricopa County Community College site offers direct links to approximately 1168 community college websites plus 200 related resource sites.

HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTIONS
http://www.hacu.net/

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is a national educational association that represents colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the United States (including Puerto Rico), Latin America, and Spain. HACU has 193 member Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) located in 11 U.S. states and Puerto Rico. To be considered a Hispanic-Serving Institution, the Hispanic enrollment at a college or university must be at least 25 percent of the total student enrollment. California is home to 54 Hispanic Serving Institutions.
 
HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES and UNIVERSITIES
http://eric-web.tc.columbia.edu/hbcu/
Provides extensive information about historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU's) and Hispanic services institutions. Extensive links to other related sites as well. This website provides access to the Internet-based resources developed by HBCU's, as well as to other educational, historical, and cultural materials of interest to the HBCU community.

THE UNIVERSITY PAGES
http://isl-garnet.uah.edu/Universities/
This site offers direct links to an extensive list of U.S. college and university websites ordered by state. All levels of colleges and universities are listed: community colleges, state universities, and independent colleges.

 
TRIBAL COLLEGES and UNIVERSITIES
http://www.aihec.org/
There are 35 federally recognized Tribal Colleges and Universities in the United States. Located mainly in the Midwest and Southwest, Tribal Colleges and Universities service approximately 30,000 full- and part-time students. They offer two-year associate degrees in over 200 disciplines with some providing a bachelor's and master's degree. They also offer 200 vocational certificate programs.

 

Selecting and Applying to College

ASSIST
http://www.assist.org/
***Specific to Community College Students
California's official statewide source for transfer information. ASSIST helps determine if and how you will receive credit for courses you've already taken. This student/counselor-oriented site offers information for colleges in California. When entering two college names, the site lists the transferable courses between the colleges. Tip: "Help for Students" link is a good way to begin using this site. New additions to ASSIST include exploring majors, ways to find a specific major, search majors by university campus and check if you qualify for financial aid.

BLACK EXCEL: THE COLLEGE HELP NETWORK
http://www.blackexcel.org/
Contains items such as historically Black college experience, admissions, preparation help, scholarship links, college information, and financial aid information. Numerous links to related sites, as well as direct links to Black colleges and universities.

COLLEGE XPRESS
http://www.collegexpress.com/
A student-oriented site that offers a full range of college admission information, including virtual tours. Useful for excellent financial aid links and generic admission procedures. Contains some direct links to colleges. Profiles of colleges as well.
 

COLLEGE SHUFFLE
http://www.collegeshuffle.com
If you have a transfer experience you'd like to share, or if you'd like to read about fellow students' transfer experiences visit this site! Information currently available on UCLA, UCI, UCSD, and Berkeley.
 
LYCOS COLLEGE HOME PAGES
http://www.studentadvantage.lycos.com/
***Funding Sources
Offers a database of over 2.5 million awards worth over 21.6 billion. Other topics included are articles and information related to: academic life, campus & social.

MY COLLEGE GUIDE
http://www/mycollegeguide.org/
This student-oriented site offers electronic links to colleges, admissions advice, financial aid advice, and articles. A searchable database, and general information about college life is also available.