California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI)

  • August 19, 2022

    Turlock Unified School District has partnered with the California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) to help your student develop a well-informed college and career plan.

    1. CCGI is a nonprofit that works with school districts throughout California to ensure that: all high school seniors in California graduate with clear postsecondary goals and a plan for how to achieve them.

    2. Each student’s academic transcript data follows them as they advance across educational systems to reduce information gaps that could otherwise hinder their success.

    As part of this effort, CCGI manages the state of California’s college and career planning platform, CaliforniaColleges.edu. This web-based platform offers students, families, and educators a single access point for college, career and financial aid planning. It offers planning and, application tools, along with information to help plan for life after high school.

    With transcript-informed functionality in CaliforniaColleges.edu, TUSD students have access to exclusive tools and resources to support their college and career planning. These resources are only provided when students’ transcript data is uploaded from the LEA/district’s Student Information System (SIS) into CaliforniaColleges.edu in accordance with all state and federal student privacy laws.

    The benefits of the transcript-informed functionality include giving students access to California State

    University (CSU) and University of California (UC) eligibility tools to view progress towards meeting the “a-g” course requirements. This will help your child know if they are taking the right courses in high school to meet their goals after graduation.

    You and your student can use the platform to keep track of application deadlines and submissions. Students can apply to a California Community College, CSU, and UC directly from CaliforniaColleges.edu.

    TUSD’s transcript-informed accounts allow key information to transfer from your student’s account to these applications, making the entire process faster and easier. It also allows your student’s verified course information to be shared directly with community colleges and CSUs, helping those colleges make faster and better decisions about admission, placement, and financial aid. Students can also launch and track their FAFSA or California Dream Act Applications from their account, potentially smoothing the process of determining Cal-Grant eligibility.

    If you would like to to opt-out from TUSD’s disclosure of your student’s information to CCGI, please complete the Opt-Out Form and submit to your student’s counselor. Please note that opting out will remove your student’s access to CaliforniaColleges.edu’s transcript-informed functionality.

    Sincerely,
    Marie Russell

    Director of Communications, Family Engagement, & Outreach
    Email: mrussell@turlock.k12.ca.us
    Phone: (209) 667-0632 Ext 2004

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