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Tools for School Districts is a one-stop shop for the resources students need to discover their goals for life after high school, make plans to achieve them, and launch their futures. can help school districts improve postsecondary outcomes for students by:

  • Making higher education more equitable and accessible for all students.
  • Ensuring continuity of college planning and application processes during on-site and remote learning. 
  • Improving “a-g” completion rates. 
  • Making compliance for Universal FAFSA requirement (AB 469) easier through intuitive reporting tools.

Free College & Career Planning Tools for California School Districts

As California’s official college and career planning platform, as well as the foundation of the state’s new Cradle-to-Career System tools, is free to all school districts in California.

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Tools For Students

Students will gain access to college and career planning tools, including the ability to launch and track their applications to California Community Colleges, California State Universities, and Universities of California, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) directly from the platform.

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Tools For Educators

Educators will gain access to easy-to-navigate lesson plans that streamline college and financial aid application processes; reporting tools that will allow them to monitor student progress and comply with state education requirements; and remotely accessible college and career planning tools that can be used within small or large group classroom settings, for distance learning, or independently by students wherever they have access to the Internet.

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Tools for Districts

Districts will gain additional means through which they can provide equitable opportunities to help all students develop the knowledge and aspirations needed to pursue education or training after high school.

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Reporting & State Compliance

Reporting tools enable district administrators to track progress on key college, career, and financial aid planning and application metrics. They also support the implementation of state policies and mandates, such as the A-G Completion Improvement Grant Program and Universal FAFSA/Dream Act Application (set in place by AB 469).

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Bring to your District

If you are interested in bringing to your school district, our team will support you every step of the way, from creating accounts, to uploading transcript data, to ensuring effective use of the platform by your staff and your students.

Or, contact our Community Engagement team and schedule a presentation on the tools offered by the platform and their benefits to school districts.

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Official school district partners

1 million

6th-12th grade students served


School districts in the pipeline for partnership by Fall 2023

1 million

Additional students in the pipeline who will be served by Fall 2023