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College Information Library

Parents and students, use this resource to learn more about what you should do to prepare for college. Here you will find: Steps to go to College - Find the right college for you and simplify the college-going process by following these steps--from finding what you want to writing your personal essay. College Entrance Exams [...]

The California Dream Act

California Dream Act (AB540) was signed into law October 12, 2001, authorizes any students, including undocumented students, who meet the following criteria to pay in-state tuition at California’s public colleges and universities. Attended a CA high school for 3 or More years. Graduated from a CA high or attained the equivalent of a HS diploma. [...]

Juniors’ College Admissions Checklist

October 1. Sign up and take the PSAT. (Check with your high school counselor for date and location) 2. Have a counselor evaluate your records for college preparation. 3. Make sure you are taking the correct classes for college bound students (A-G requirements). 4. Attend the College Information Day on the U. C. Berkeley campus. [...]

College and Career Information Centers (CCIC)

The College Information Centers enhance access to higher education for students attending Oakland schools and trying to get to college. Our mission is to provide information and college advising services related to college admission, financial aid and other topics associated with pursuing a higher education. One-on-one and workshop style services provided at the Centers include the [...]

Printable Handouts

Check out our printable handouts to help you start planning your post-secondary education.    

College Entrance Exams

Most colleges and universities require that you take either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment (Plus Writing) as part of their admissions requirement. Some may also require that you take the SAT Subject Tests. These tests are used to help the university to determine if you are academically ready and able to handle [...]

Money for College

Don't let money be an obstacle to pursuing higher education. Research your financial aid options: grants and scholarships, educational loans, work-study programs. No matter what type of financial aid you are eligible for, the money is there for you. The distinguishing factor between scholarships and grants versus the other types of financial aid is that [...]

Steps to go to College

We are joined by many people from our community, colleges, and your school who believe in you. We believe in your choice of a career that will provide you fulfillment. We believe in your choice of an educational plan that will both enlighten you as well as prepare you for a career and employment. We [...]

About

The East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions, Inc. is one of fifteen California Student Opportunity and Access Projects (Cal-SOAP) administered by the California Student Aid Commission. The East Bay Consortium provides services to students and teachers in Oakland to achieve the goal of increasing the number of students finishing high school and enrolling in postsecondary [...]

State Aid Programs

California, through the Student Aid Commission, sponsors or administers many financial aid programs for higher education. These include the state-funded Cal Grants A, B and C for undergraduate students, Middle Class Scholarship, a State Work-Study program, a loan assumption program for teachers, graduate fellowships, a program to assist the dependents of law enforcement officers and [...]