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“Early priority admission to the CSU’s with junior standing once you earn an Associates Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) at a California Community College. The new joint transfer program is the best path for student like you to transfer between two college systems. Complete 60 units at a California community college to receive your AA-T or AS-T, then complete 60 units* at a CSU to receive your bachelor’s degree.” For more information, go to ADegreeWithAGuarantee
- ASSIST is an student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California College or University can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.
Please use a “professional” email prefix or username when applying to college. Hipchick@***.com is not an appropriate username.
- Colleges may contact you via email for additional information or updates on their admission procedures.
- Student Portal (once you have applied): It is the student's responsibility to check the student portal with each college campus. This is the primary means of communication between you and the colleges you are applying to.
Occasionally, students would like to change their senior schedule at the semester point (or other times during the year). Please be aware that you have reported your senior courses on your application. This means that your application status (or conditional acceptance – depending on when you would like to drop a course) may be affected by this. Dropping a course as a senior is complicated. It involves the student contacting all of the College Admissions Offices that the student applied to and asking, “Will dropping X, impact my application status/conditional acceptance?” The college's admissions office will be able to answer this question.
Family Connection from Naviance Inc. is designed to help students make decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. All high school Venture students should be registered and introduced to this program when they enroll at Venture.
CA Career Zone site :Assess yourself, explore families of jobs and find out if you will make enough money to support yourself.
Career Exploration: The search for a lifelong, fulfilling career can be a fun-filled activity in which you devote time to learn more about yourself. Most experts suggest that you should review your interests, skills, values, and personality.
Bay Area Apprenticeship Programs at a Glance: is an on-line directory of apprenticeship programs available throughout the local area. Read about job descriptions, qualifications and requirements, benefits, program, application process and contact information.
This is a developing website where one can find information about community colleges, vocational schools, private colleges, California State University campuses and University of California campuses.There is a good explanation of financial aid on this website. Click on the tools link to find the career selector function. Just added are webpages for middle-school students and their parents.
This very helpful website has a college search for the entire country. The articles have very useful information.
Life Worksis a website where one can find information about health and medical science careers. Find careers that match your interests, skills and abilities and other practical and helpful information.
Diablo Valley College has listed the college catalog, schedule of courses and important dates on this website.
Las Positas College has listed the college catalog, schedule of courses and important dates on this website.
Find college catalogs, schedules of courses and important dates on this website for College of Alameda, Laney College, Merritt College, and Vista College.