Tools for Parents, Guardians, or Caregivers is a one-stop resource to help your child prepare for life after high school.

As the State of California’s official college and career planning platform, 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.

College, career, and financial aid planning can be complicated, and parents often have a lot of questions. is here to help guide your family through the process.

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About the Tools

How Helps Students

With an account on, your child can:

Complete grade-level activities designed to guide them toward a college and career plan that matches their goals and interests

Find and favorite (♥) careers, colleges, and majors

Plan high school courses using the Academic Planner

Apply to California Community Colleges, CSUs, and UCs, as well as monitor the status of their applications

Launch the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA)

Store resumes, college application essays, and other important documents

How Helps Families can help you better support your child through their career, college, and financial aid activities. With an account, you can:

View your child’s activity on and monitor their progress

Learn valuable information to support your child through the career exploration, college and financial aid planning, and application processes

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Rest assured that your child is launching their college and financial aid applications from a trusted source

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How to Get a Parent Account

Ready to get started on Use our District Lookup Tool to see what your specific next steps are for getting a account.

NOTE: Legal guardians and caretakers are also able to get Parent Accounts, so if this applies to you, follow the steps to obtain a Parent Account.