Helpful Links

 

 
 
Public Transportation
Santa Clarita Transit Link
http://www.santaclaritatransit.com/
TAP Card
http://santaclarita.taptogo.net/main.php?cn=santaclarita
To qualify for a College/Vocational discount, you must complete the College/Vocational TAP ID application available at select schools, Metro or participating Municipal Customer Center locations or online. Submit the completed application at any Metro or participating Municipal Customer Center location or mail it to the TAP Reduced Fare Office, One Gateway Plaza, MS 99-PL-4, Los Angeles, CA, 90012-2952. Get an application online: English |Spanish
Undergraduate and graduate students must provide proof of enrollment in an accredited school in Los Angeles County for aminimum of 12 units or 12 hours of in-classroom study per week for a minimum of 3 consecutive months. If you are enrolled in a summer program that meets for less than 3 months and/or 1 units, you can still qualify only if you met the eligibility requirements in the preceding spring term.


Public Transportation in LA
http://www.shadovitz.com/latransport/
 

Driving
DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)-Driver License & Identification Card
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info.htm
Driver License
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl.htm 
Vehicle Registration
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vr/vr.htm 
Buying or Selling a Vehicle (Changing Vehicle Ownership) 
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vr/topbuysell.htm 
Local DMV Office in Newhall
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/fo/offices/fo.cgi?fo=newhall662 
Online Service
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dmv.htm
Exception to the SSN requirement
If you are legally present in the US, but ineligible for an SSN, you are exempt from SSN requirements. However, you must still provide an acceptable birth date/legal presence document for any DL/ID card application OR provide a valid SSN.
Kelley Blue Book-Value of used cars
http://www.kbb.com/

Travel
Traffic Information
http://go511.com/
Experience LA-Cultural Calendar & Trip Planner
http://www.experiencela.com/
Frommer's Travel Guide
http://www.frommers.com/
Traveling Outside the US
http://www.traveldocs.com/
 
Santa Clarita Valley
The City of Santa Clarita Homepage
http://www.santa-clarita.com/
Online City Guide for Santa Clarita
http://www.scvmall.com/
Volunteer Opportunities through the City of Santa Clarita
http://www.santa-clarita.com/cityhall/parks/volunteer.asp
Santa Clarita Talk
http://www.scvtalk.com
apartments.htmlhttp://www.rentnet.com/apartments/home.jhtml?lnksrc=ts5http://www.rentwave.com
http://www.move.com/apartments/main.aspx 
http://apartmenthunterz.com/
Santa Clarita Hotel, Restaurant Links
http://www.santaclarita.com/

Other
Yellow Pages (Find Businesses&Services)
http://www.yellowpages.com/sp/?_requestid=401938
25 Score Discount (Find where to use your card for discounts)
http://25score.com/
International Phone Calls
http://www.countrycallingcodes.com/
International Students, Inc.
http://www.isionline.org/
Volunteer Opportunities
http://www.canyons.edu/offices/sl/
Identity Theft: What to Do if It Happens to Youhttp://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs17a.htm#1 

Tipping Guidelines
http://www.essortment.com/tipping-guidelines-30536.html
 

U.S. Government Website
International Students And Social Security
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10181.html
Social Security Numbers For Non-citizens
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10096.html
Internal Revenue Service-Tax
http://www.irs.gov/
 
 
 
Articulation agreement between California Community Colleges and the UC/CSU
http://www.assist.org/web-assist/welcome.html
USC's current articulation agreements with California Community Colleges
https://camel2.usc.edu/articagrmt/artic.aspx
California State University Website
http://www.csumentor.edu/
University of California Website
http://www.ucop.edu/pathways/
Private Universities in California
http://aiccu.edu/
Loans for International Students
http://www.edupass.org/finaid/loans.phtml
 
Credentials Evaluation Service
Foreign Transcript Evaluation Agencies
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Textbooks-Buy, Rent and Sell

COC library- Check out textbooks for 3 hours at a time.

COC Bookstore  Textbooks and COC clothing may be purchased 24 hours a day at the bookstore Website. Customers can request that orders be picked up at either campus bookstore location or shipped for their convenience.

 

http://cocunderground.com/

http://www.half.ebay.com/

http://www.amazon.com/b/?ie=UTF8&node=465600&tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=2395206417&ref=pd_sl_3zygjehdyp_b

http://www.chegg.com/

 
 
Travel to and from the U.S.
 
U.S. Government Websites
U.S. Department of State-Bureau of Consular Affairs
http://travel.state.gov/
Airport Security - Web videos in various languageshttp://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/editorial/editorial_0435.xml

Transportation, Taxi Service, Limousine, Train and Airport service 
http://www.scvmall.com/directory/transportation.html

PRIME TIME Shuttle (800) RED-VANS (733-8267) or (310) 342-7200
http://www.primetimeshuttle.com/
Super Shuttle: (800) BLUE VAN (258-3826) http://www.supershuttle.com
Antelope Valley Airport Express (800) 251-2529
departs from Lancaster, Palmdale and Santa Clarita seven times a dayhttp://www.avairportexpress.com
Commuter Express Service (Busses to outside Santa Clarita)
http://www.santaclarita.com/cityhall/admin/transit/commuterroutes.asp
 
Websites of U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions 
http://usembassy.state.gov/
Foreign Consular Offices in the United States
http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/
SEVIS I-901 Fee Payment
https://www.fmjfee.com/index.jhtml
SEVIS I-901 Fee Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/faq3.htm
Visa Application for Third Country Nationals in Canada and Mexico
http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1260.html
 
Finding the Status of Your Case
https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/jsps/index.jsp
Processing Dates for Applications and Petitions
https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/jsps/ptimes.jsp
USICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) - Special Registration
http://www.ice.gov/pi/specialregistration/index.htm