Cal State University (CSU)
CSU Mentor is a website designed to help students and their families learn about the California State University (CSU) system. The CSU is comprised of 23 excellent campuses. CSUMentor assists students in planning for college, in selecting the appropriate CSU campus to attend, in planning how to finance their education, and in applying for admission.
University of California (UC)
The University of California's admissions website provides admission requirements for freshman applicants and is also the portal for students to begin their application. The UC system features ten universities throughout the state.
The National Catholic College Admission Association
The National CCAA is a non-profit organization of Catholic colleges and universities committed to promoting the value of Catholic higher education and serving students in the transition to college.
Jesuit Colleges and Universities
The 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States are located in 19 states across the country. The institutions range from major research universities to comprehensive universities, from smaller colleges and universities that combine the liberal arts and professional studiesto one strictly liberal arts college.
California's Independent Colleges and Universities
Also referred to as "private colleges and universities" are an excellent choice for many students. There are over 75 nonprofit, independent colleges and universities in the state. The most important criteria for selecting a college or university is how well it fits with your personality, values, and goals. Because every nonprofit, independent college and university has a unique character, there will be at least one that fits your needs. Unlike the University of California or the California State University systems, each California nonprofit, independent college and university has its own governing board. This independence allows for a diverse set of college opportunities in California.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Network
The ("HBCU Network") will be a stand-alone, full-time, 24/7, 365-day a year sports, edutainment and lifestyle network devoted entirely to the four HBCU Conferences (CIAA, MEAC, SIAC, SWAC) and its member and independent universities, launching Fall - 2011.
California Community Colleges
The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, with 2.6 million students attending 112 colleges. Our colleges provide students with the knowledge and background necessary to compete in today’s economy. With a wide range of educational offerings, the colleges provide workforce training, basic courses in English and math, certificate and degree programs and preparation for transfer to four-year institutions.
The currently Common Application provides both online and print versions of its First-year and Transfer Applications. Our membership of more than 400 institutions now represents the full range of higher education institutions in the US: public and private, large and small, highly selective and modestly selective, and East Coast, West Coast, and every region in between. We have also welcomed our first two international members.
UC Doorways - UC & CSU Approved Courses
The website UC Doorways allows you to see which classes at Bishop Amat are UC and CSU approved, and also which classes receive honors credit (weighted grades) for your application. Search for Bishop Amat High School from this page.
Association of Independent College of Art and Design
The AICAD is dedicated to strengthening and connecting its member schools, and therefore provides numerous benefits to students through collaborative international exchange programs, shared resources on issues such as environmental and community sustainability, and the New York Studio Residency Program. Art school is where creative individuals find their community and connect with a network that will support them for a lifetime. Testing Websites:
SAT and SAT Subject Tests
The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are a suite of tools designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century. This website allows you to learn about the tests, practice for the tests, and register for the tests.
The ACT is an alternative to the SAT and is accepted by all colleges and universities. This website also allows you to learn about the test, practice for the test, and register for future tests. The Counseling Department recommends that students take both the SAT and ACT if they have the opportunity to do so. Bishop Amat High School does not host SAT/ACT exams on campus. Students must search for locations near their home.