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For Students

Learn what Guided Pathways is doing for you!

What is Guided Pathways?

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the choices available for careers, majors, or courses? Are you close to meeting your educational goal and not sure if you have met all the requirements? Have you struggled with academic and personal obstacles and wondered if Cabrillo College had resources to help?

We are working to redesign the college experience so we can better serve you. Guided Pathways is a framework that is helping us to identify areas where we can improve your experience. We hope to make your time at the college more streamlined, more equitable, less confusing, and less expensive.

How is Guided Pathways helping me?

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Find the major or certificate right for me
Student meets with an academic counselor
Identify the courses for my major or certificate
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Connect with relevant resources and supports
  • The Office of Student Equity provides resources and hosts events that promote equity and inclusion at the College.

  • A wide range of student services are available to help you, including financial aid, accessibility supports, veterans supports, and food and housing resources.

  • Find CAPs to connect with by using our list of CAPS by Major/Program

  • Cabrillo College provides learning resources, such as free tutoring, to help students succeed academically.

  • Have questions? Your Career and Academic Pathway Ambassadors are here to help. Learn more on the Career and Academic Pathway homepage.

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Be part of a community
  • Join a Learning Community! Meet your academic requirements, connect with classmates, and access support resources.
  • Pursue your interests and meet people in Student Clubs!
  • Get the latest news and support information from the Student Senate.
Check out some of the featured events coming up this week at the College!

Our work is shaped by students like you!

Students have helped us design this webpage (yay!), create logos for the Career and Academic Pathways, select online tools to help students learn about career options, streamline the communication sent to students, craft new orientation materials, and much more! 

Photo of GP Student Assistants in 2019
Student Assistant Team from 2019-2020
Guided Pathways Student Assistants in Zoom in Fall 2020
Student Assistant Team from 2020-2021
Photos of the three CAP Ambassadors for 2021-2022
CAP Ambassador Team from 2021 - 2022
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How else can the College help you?

We want to hear your ideas and suggestions.

  • Send us your contact information, and we will include you in future questionnaires and focus groups.