Tools for Educators
At CaliforniaColleges.edu, we believe that all students deserve the opportunity to succeed.
As the State of California’s official college and career planning platform, CaliforniaColleges.edu empowers students by providing them with a one-stop shop for all the tools they need to set goals for life after high school and make plans to achieve them. CaliforniaColleges.edu also serves as the foundation of the state’s new Cradle-to-Career System tools. Read more about the tools we provide to students at Tools for Students.
CaliforniaColleges.edu provides you with with:
- Easy-to-navigate lessons that streamline the college and financial aid application process, while allowing you to monitor students’ progress and intervene as necessary.
- Access to reporting tools that support compliance with state education requirements.
- Remotely accessible college and career planning tools that you can use within small or large group classroom settings, for distance learning, or for students’ independent learning wherever they have access to the Internet.
…All in one place.
About the Tools
Below, we’ve provided information regarding tools on CaliforniaColleges.edu designed to help you better support your students. For information regarding the tools on CaliforniaColleges.edu designed for students, please visit Tools for Students.
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How to Get an Educator Account
If you’re an educator in California, you can sign up for a free account on CaliforniaColleges.edu.
CaliforniaColleges.edu offers two types of accounts: Partner and Basic.
Basic Educator Account
A Basic Educator Account gives you access to many of the tools available on CaliforniaColleges.edu. However, you will not able to access tools or reports that require the upload of student courses and grades, such as the CSU and UC Eligibility Tools and its associated report.
Partner Educator Account
A Partner Account gives you access to all of the tools available on CaliforniaColleges.edu. Partner Educator Accounts have access to additional tools that require student transcript data to be uploaded into CaliforniaColleges.edu.
What if I’m not in a Partner District or district using Basic Accounts?
If you’ve taken the steps above and found that you are neither in a Partner District or a district using Basic Accounts, that means your district isn’t currently using CaliforniaColleges.edu.
Can I make an account on CaliforniaColleges.edu even if my district doesn’t use it?
While any student, parent, or educator in California can make a free account on CaliforniaColleges.edu, we don’t recommend making an account unless your district is officially a Partner District or district using Basic Accounts. This is because CCGI is actively working to bring CaliforniaColleges.edu to all public school districts in California so that all students are able to access the platform.
If your district becomes a Partner District or starts using Basic Accounts in the future, you might end up with a duplicate account. Your duplicate account will have to be merged with the account your district makes for you. Most likely, the information you have saved on your original account will not carry over to your new account, meaning you’ll have to start over from scratch.
How can I get my district to start using CaliforniaColleges.edu?
The best way to bring CaliforniaColleges.edu to your district is to talk to your district colleagues and share the information you’ve learned with them.
We recommend sharing the How to Bring CaliforniaColleges.edu to Your School District webpage, which outlines the steps they can take to get the process started. You can even print out the page by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking the “Print” button.