The platform provides college students with search tools, a career assessment, and informational content to guide their thinking about programs and majors, financial aid, transferring, career planning, and more.
COLLEGES, SCHOLARSHIPS and FINANCIAL AID
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.
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.
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.
Provides online resources for students. Information and tools to research, prepare, apply, finance, and get ready for higher education.
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
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
Allows downloading of computerized school applications for printing and completion at home. Seems largely California based.
Individual College Web Sites:
AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES (United States)
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
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.
HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTIONS
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
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
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
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:
***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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Guaranteed Admission is more commonly referred to as a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program. A TAG is a contractual agreement between you, Ventura College and a four-year college or university. Students who meet and maintain stated admission and major requirements are guaranteed admission to a specific four-year college or university.
- Arizona State University (Arizona)
- Guaranteed admission for students that meet ONE of the following requirements:Completion of 24 transferable semester units with a minimum 2.5 GPA (students with less than 24 units must meet freshman aptitude requirements)
- Full IGETC or CSUGE certification with a minimum 2.5 GPA
- Associate Degree with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (2.5 GPA for non-California or non-Arizona residents)
- California Lutheran University - Public Price Promise
- Student must be admitted to one of six University of California (UC) campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, or San Diego) in any major.
- Admitted students to one of the six UC campuses must show their acceptance email or letter to California Lutheran University for guarantee admissions and Public Price Promise
- California State University System (23 campuses)
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (35 university partners)
- National University (20+ campuses and many degrees offered fully online)
- Guaranteed admission for students that have completed an associate degree and/or AA-T/AS-T within 12 months of applying to NU. The ADT will fulfill all lower-division general education and major prep requirements.
- Guaranteed scholarship for students that have completed a transferable associate degree, and/or AA-T/AS-T within 12 months of applying and enroll in a major deemed similar at NU. ADT Scholarship FAQ's.
- Other transfer and merit scholarships available for students that do not have transferable associate degree and/or AA-T/AS-T.
- University of La Verne
- Application fee waiver
- $1,000 TAG scholarship in addition to financial aid and other merit scholarships
- Guaranteed admission for students transferring with the following:
- Completion of 28 transferable semester units
- Minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA
- Completion of college-level English
- University of California (6 campuses only)
Applying for financial aid and scholarships is a vital part of the transfer process! A great place to start is Ventura College's Financial Aid Website. At this site you will find a lot of great resources to help you in pursuing funding for your college career. It is also recommended that students contact a perspective institution's Financial Aid Office and private companies and organizations for additional scholarships.
In addition, below are a list of general and government links and important telephone numbers for student financial aid:
Financial Aid Search
Scholarship & Fellowship Databases
The Student Guide
FAFSA on the Web
FAFSA (Federal Student Aid Information)
Important Telephone Numbers
Federal Student Aid Information (correct data entry errors)
Hearing-Impaired TDD #
California Student Aid Commission (Cal Grant & General Info.)
Notice: 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.
The ASSIST website is the official California state-wide database listing a selection of campus-approved transfer agreements, general education requirements and information on UC and CSU transferable courses.
To take advantage of this valuable resource:
- Go to the ASSIST website at www.assist.org.
- Select an institution by scrolling down and selecting "Ventura College" or another college from the drop-down list.
- Select an Academic Year to from the drop-down list (example: 19-20).
- Select the campus you plan on transferring to from the drop-down list.
- Select your major from the drop-down list (example: psychology).
- A new page will appear with the articulation agreement between the community college (example: Ventura College) and the university (example: CSU Channel Islands).
- The classes on the left are required by the university, and the classes on the right are the equivalent courses offered at the community college.
- Click the gold "Print" button at the top of the screen to view a printer friendly version, or click on the "Change Report or Institution" to view a different agreement.
IMPORTANT: Students are advised to contact a Ventura College counselor for more information and for details regarding other transfer agreements and options not available for your transfer college choice on the ASSIST website. Stop by the University Transfer Center, in the Student Services Center (SSC) or phone (805) 289-6411 to schedule an appointment.