Guidance for high school students considering college is now available in College Talk, a publication issued by the Sacramento Consortium of Cal-SOAP (California Student Opportunity Access Program). Public schools throughout the greater Sacramento area are receiving copies of the free booklet for distribution to their students.
Produced annually by a partnership of education agencies, College Talk tells of various college options, how to apply, how to seek financial aid, college admission tests, and how students can prepare in the high school years leading up to college. Helpful timelines give families an idea of "what happens when" in the college-going process.
College Talk was prepared by:
- Sacramento County Office of Education
- Los Rios Community College District
- California State University, Sacramento, and
- the University of California, Davis.
The Sacramento Cal-SOAP Consortium is one of 17 projects of the California Student Opportunity Access Program, administered statewide by the California Student Aid Commission. The Sacramento Cal-SOAP directly serves students in 60 middle schools and high schools throughout Sacramento County. It provides tutoring services to students in more than 100 AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) classes and delivers a college and financial aid advising program to approximately 5,300 students in eight high local schools.