What We Do

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What We Do

College & Career Planning

Through CaliforniaColleges.edu, the State of California’s official college and career planning platform, we offer a unique suite of college, career and financial aid planning information, curricula, and tools. From exploring potential career paths to launching and tracking college and financial aid applications, CaliforniaColleges.edu helps students discover their college and career goals, make plans for how to achieve them, and launch into fulfilling futures.

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Capacity Building

CCGI staff work hand-in-hand with our K-12 partners to identify data conflicts, improve systems, implement clear data standards and best practices, and integrate CCGI tools into guidance practices and instructional time. By providing ongoing support, training, and professional development opportunities, we help ensure that improvements are sustainable, so that the benefits are felt for years to come.

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Cradle-to-Career System

We help empower one in four California students through actionable data – data that can be used to make an immediate, tangible impact on their college and career trajectories. California’s Cradle-to-Career System seeks to bring our work to all the state’s K-12 districts and ensure every California student has the information and data-driven tools they need to realize their academic and career dreams.


We partner with 288 school districts serving more than 1.9 million 6th-12th grade students, a student population larger than the entire K-12 systems of 28 U.S. states.

In the 2024-2025 Academic Year, nearly 70% of California 6th-12th grade students had access to a Partner Account on CaliforniaColleges.edu.

Applications Launched (2022-2023 Academic Year):

  • California Community Colleges: 98,201
  • California State University: 124,455
  • University of California: 50,699
  • FAFSA/California Dream Act: 32,359