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Seniors’ College Admissions Checklist

September 1. Have a counselor evaluate your records for A-G requirements: 2015_College_requirements 2. Make sure you are taking the correct classes for your college choices. 3. Obtain college admission applications and housing information. 4. Register to take admission tests (SAT I, ACT and SAT II ) for your college choice (ask your high school counselor if [...]

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. [...]

Admission Requirements

All students and parents should check this page at least once a year. Taking the right courses in high school is the most crucial step you can take in order to go to a four year college after high school graduation. How many of the admissions requirements have you satisfied? What is your plan to [...]

Cash For College

California Cash for College (CCFC) workshops provide students and their families an opportunity to receive FREE, professional help to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CA Dream Act Application. The deadline to apply for Cal Grants and most other types of financial aid for California Colleges is March 2nd.* * [...]

Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Aid

Welcome to the East Bay Consortium's Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Aid. Hopefully, we'll be able to answer all of your financial aid needs and questions from how to fill out a FAFSA to how to pay back school loans. Please browse around. If your questions are not answered in the guide, please feel free to [...]

History

Established in 1978 as part of the California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP), the East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions, Inc, (EBC) was founded to develop and improve educational opportunities for students in the East Bay. EBC's goal is to provide these opportunities by developing student and parent programs, improving teacher instruction in mathematics [...]

Stories

Jaliza Collins Jaliza Collins received the East Bay Consortium Scholarship in 2006, as she began attending San Francisco State University. Jaliza is a native of Oakland and attended Media Academy at Fremont High School. Like many other EBC Scholars, she is a first generation college student. Long before Jaliza received the EBC Scholarship, she began [...]

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 [...]

Student Testimonials

"The East Bay Consortium/Cal-SOAP has been a great resource for me that has encouraged and supported me through my middle and high school years, which has motivated me to pursue higher education, inspire me to help my community and aspire me to reach for my dream." --Roger Moy, 2nd year at UC Davis     [...]

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 [...]