Tools for Students
Whether you’re just starting your college and career journey in middle school or you’re getting ready for life after high school as a senior, CaliforniaColleges.edu is here to help you every step of the way.
As the State of California’s official college and career planning platform, CaliforniaColleges.edu empowers you by providing tools to help you:
- Discover your strengths and interests, learn how they connect to fulfilling careers, and understand the steps you need to realize your goals
- Plan out your high school coursework and track your grades, college and major searches, and career exploration
- Launch and track your California public college applications, as well as federal and state financial aid applications
…All in one place.
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How to Get a Student Account
If you’re a student in California, you can sign up for a free account on CaliforniaColleges.edu.
CaliforniaColleges.edu offers two types of accounts: Partner and Basic.
Basic Student Account
A Basic Student Account gives you access to many of the tools available on CaliforniaColleges.edu. However, you will not be able to access tools that require the upload of student courses and grades, such as the CSU and UC Eligibility Tools.
Partner Student Account
A Partner Account gives you access to all of the tools available on CaliforniaColleges.edu. Partner Accounts have access to additional tools that require their transcript data to be uploaded into CaliforniaColleges.edu. These tools include:
- CSU and UC Eligibility Tools that allow students to see their progress towards meeting the minimum requirements for admission to a CSU and UC.
- The ability to import verified transcript data to their California State University application.
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 school counselor 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.