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College Planning

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITIES

Annual application window is October 1 - November 30.

The California State University   www.calstate.edu - General information about all 23 CSU campuses and news relating to the CSU system including the CSU handbook which outlines the CSU entrance requirements.

CSU Mentor - www.csumentor.edu - A Student and Parent friendly website when students can search all 23 CSUs and perform a search based on their college interests. You will also apply to the college at this site under the apply online tabs. To explore all 23 CSU campuses click here Explore CSU

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

SUBMISSION WINDOW IS NOVEMBER 1 - NOVEMBER 30 - APPLICATION OPENS OCTOBER 1

Search all ten campuses and apply for admission to the University of California at https://universityofcalifornia.edu.

Application Requirements:  C or higher in all A-G courses taken in high school. Submission of SAT and/or ACT scores. 

UC application requires a personal statement of 1000 words split between two prompts.  For more information about the personal statement, go to http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/personal-statement/index.html .

COMMUNITY COLLEGES

ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS

The California Community College Chancelor's Office  website is at www.cccco.edu. This website has a complete listing of California Community Colleges with links to each individual college.  It also includes listings of available programs and certificates available at Community Colleges in California.

1. Apply for Admission (either at the college website or at www.cccco.edu ).  Most schools put their following year application up at the beginning of the previous semester.  For example, for fall of 2014, the application will go up some time in the spring of 2014.  Check individual colleges to see when their application is going up.

2. Apply for financial aid (www.fafsa.ed.gov) by March 2 for the best chance for benefits.

3. Participate in orientation (some colleges allow orientation online; others require you to make an appointment and attend orientation in person).

4. Take the Assessment Test (in most cases must be taken at the college).

5. Make an appointment with an advisor at the college to plan your courses.

6. You will receive a date and time when you can actually register for your classes.

PRIVATE COLLEGES

Private universities in California and across the United States have individual admission and application requirements.  Check the website for each individual university to stay abreast of requirements and deadlines.