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College and Career Center

Foothill’s Career Center offers a variety of services to students including help with applying for college, as well as applying for scholarships and other financial aid.  We also assist students in registering for testing and provide information on potential careers.  Visit Claudia Zamora, Foothill’s Guidance Tech, in room I-18 or email her at claudia_zamora@kernhigh.org for more information.

UC, CSU, PRIVATE & OUT OF STATE APPLICATION LINKS

 

CSU APPLICATION

CalState Apply

 

 

UC APPLICATION

UniversityOfCalifornia

 

 

THE COMMON APPLICATION (Most private and out of state college and universities will use this application)

Common App 

 

 

 
 
UC PERSONAL INSIGHT QUESTIONS

Answer any 4 of the following 8 questions:

  1. Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time.
  2. Every person has a creative side, and it can be expressed in many ways: problem solving, original and innovative thinking, and artistically, to name a few. Describe how you express your creative side.
  3. What would you say is your greatest talent or skill? How have you developed and demonstrated that talent over time?
  4. Describe how you have taken advantage of a significant educational opportunity or worked to overcome an educational barrier you have faced.
  5. Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?
  6. Think about an academic subject that inspires you. Describe how you have furthered this interest inside and/or outside of the classroom.
  7. What have you done to make your school or your community a better place?
  8. Beyond what has already been shared in your application, what do you believe makes you stand out as a strong candidate for admissions to the University of California?
 
HOW TO & SAMPLE INSIGHT QUESTIONS 
 
 
 
HELPFUL LINKS
 
 
 
BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE, TAFT & CCC APPLY APPLICATION LINKS
 

BAKERSFIELD COLLEGE APPLICATION

Bakersfield College App

 

 

TAFT COLLEGE APPLICATION

Taft College Apply

 

CCC APPLY (California Community Colleges will use this application)

ccc apply

 
 
FAFSA, DREAM ACT & WEBGRANT APPLICATION LINKS
 
FAFSA ID
 
FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION
 
California Dream ACT
 
CALIFORNIA WEBGRANTS FOR STUDENTS
 
 
 
OTHER LINKS
 

 

www.finaid.org offers an overall look at financial aid, where to look for it and how to get it.

 

www.californiacashforcollege.org lists free Cash for College workshops in your area where you and your parents can get help filling

out the FAFSA. You may even win an additional $1,000 scholarship at a Cash for College workshop.

 

www.icanaffordcollege.info for information on California Community Colleges and other kinds of financial aid

 

.www.csac.ca.gov has loads of information about Cal Grants and other programs available through the California Student Aid Commission.

www.ecmc.org for general information about financing for college and managing a student loan.

 

www.chafee.csac.ca.gov provides information on this exciting opportunity for foster youth and former foster youth.

 

www.californiacolleges.edu makes finding and applying to a school in California a no-brainer.

 

www.scholarshare.com provides valuable information about college savings opportunities.

 

www.studentaid.ed.gov provides information from the U.S. Department of Education.

 

www.fastweb.com provides free scholarship and college searches.

 

www.going2college.org to learn about the college and financial aid resources available in each state.

 

www.latinocollegedollars.org provides a scholarship directory for Latino students.

 

www.HealthJobsStartHere.com will introduce you to good jobs in healthcare that could be the right fit for you.

 

www.whodouwant2b.com helps determine what courses to take in high school and community college.

 

Check out this Scholarship Guide! it's over 50 pages of scholarships all with different due dates. For more information please stop by the Career Center in I-18. 
 
 
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