Resources for preparing for college

Workbooks, planners and brochures to help get ready for college in California.

Community College transfer preparation

Systemwide guidance and support for prospective transfers, community college counselors and faculty.

Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) Link

Helps students complete a rigorous college preparatory curriculum in high school, complete UC and CSU coursework and exam requirements, and apply for college and financial aid.

Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Link

A nationally renowned program that prepares students for study and careers in STEM fields by providing support at every level of education.

The Puente Project Link

Focuses on literacy development for high school and community college students, increasing the number of students who enroll and succeed at four-year colleges and universities.


California GEAR UP focuses on academic excellence for all students in order to develop a college-going culture in middle schools.

Transcript Evaluation Service Link

Through TES, schools can fine-tune their course offerings and bolster college readiness. Transcript analysis by TES helps students and counselors choose the right classes at the right time.

TES Informational Expansions Webinar - Conference Recording | TES Expansion Webinar PDF


Through the SummerUp initiative, high school juniors will get help completing college prep math requirements to improve their eligibility and competitiveness for UC and CSU admission.

Scout from University of California Link

An online learning provider for middle and high school teachers and students interested in online college prep, Advanced Placement, Honors, and credit recovery courses.

10th Annual Student Leadership Forum

The Student Leadership Forum (SLF) will bring 90 students from the MESA, Puente and EAOP programs to the Capitol to receive leadership training and a chance to apply these skills in visits with state legislators.

2016 College Access and Preparation (CAP) Forum - June 16th - 17th, 2016

The annual forum convenes faculty and staff from throughout the UC system to learn about changes in university, state and national policies, stay abreast of emerging initiatives, and participate in workshops and sessions to promote more effective coordination.