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College Planning

 
 
There are many options for higher education, from community college, four-year universities, and various private universities. As you plan for college, make sure to explore your interest, research careers, and learn about program and major options available to you. Consider the major that you want to study when applying for college, not all colleges might offer the major that you want. 
 
Review admissions requirements for each college that you plan to apply. Colleges and university all have different eligibility requirements.
 
 

 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU)

The CSU is a leader in providing high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. The CSU offers unlimited opportunities to help students meet their personal and professional goals. 
 
What are the requirements to attend CSU?
 
  • Complete a minimum of 15 a-g courses
    • With at least 11 a-g courses completed prior to the beginning of senior year
  • 2.00 GPA or higher
  • SAT or ACT 
  • Application Period: October 1 to November 30
 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

 
 
The campuses of UC provide exciting environments that foster world-class educational and research opportunities and generate a wide range of benefits and services.
 
What are the requirements to attend a UC?
 
  • Complete a minimum of 15 a-g courses
    • With at least 11 a-g courses completed prior to the beginning of senior year 
  • 3.00 GPA or higher
  • SAT or ACT
    • Subject Tests (optional but recommended)
  • Must complete 4 Insight Questions
  • Application period: August 1 to November 30

 

PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES 

 
What are the requirements to attend a private university?
 
  • Eligibility requirements vary from institution to institution.
  • About 75 universities in California
  • 2.00 GPA or higher
  • SAT or ACT
  • Personal Essays
  • Letters of Recommendation Many Private colleges require financial aid information in addition to the FAFSA. This form is called the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.
  • Application Period: Deadlines vary amongst private universities. 
 
 
*You can find a list of some California private universities here.  
 
*For complete information about eligibility requirement for specific schools, be sure to visit their individual websites. 
 
 
CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES (CCC)
 
 
Community Colleges are two-year schools that provide affordable post-secondary education as a pathway to a four-year degree, associate degree and certificate programs. 
 
What are the requirements to attend a CCC?
 
  • Apply to a CCC, 
  • Participate in orientation
  • Complete the assessment process (English and Math)
  • Develop an Educational Plan with a counselor or advisor at the college
  • You do not need a high school diploma to attend, but
  • You need a High School diploma or GED if you are planning on transferring to a four-year university
  • Apply online at: www.cccaply.org
 
 
 
 
 
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