College Admissions Information


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College Admissions Overview

This presentation aims to provide students and their families with the A-Z of college admissions, please review it for important information and links.

University of California

The University of California offers undergraduate admissions to eight of its nine campuses.  Admissions requirements include self-reporting UC-approved classes & grades, SAT or ACT with essay, and completing the UC application with four short essays.  Depending on the campus and the major, subject tests may also be required.  Typically, letters of recommendation are not accepted, however, sometimes Berkeley may ask a student to submit letters.  So check your application e-mail regularly.

California State University

There are twenty-three California State University campuses across the state. Admissions requirements include self-reporting classes & grades and submitting SAT or ACT without the essay. No essays or letters of recommendation are required. Admission is based on a calculation of SAT/ACT & GPA. If the campus or major is impacted, the admissions eligibility index may vary depending on the caliber of other students applying in any given year.

Western University Exchange

The Western University Exchange is an agreement between select public universities in  AZ, AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND,OR, SD, UT, WA, WY.  Participating universities offer students from these states 150% in-state tuition.  WUE schools are often less overcrowded than CSU, which means it is easier to graduate in four years.  Please note: not all public universities in these states participate and some schools restrict eligibility based on GPA, test scores or limited availability

Common Application

The common application allows students to submit a the same application, letters of recommendation and college essay to all 700 participating colleges. In addition, some college require supplemental questions or materials, so be sure to review the requirements for each college on your list and use this CA Tracker. Here is a guide for completing the Common Application.

How To Send Your SAT/ACT Test Scores To Colleges

Students are responsible for sending their SAT/ACT test scores to colleges.

Free SAT Test Prep with Khan Academy

Students can link their College Board account to their Khan academy account in order to get free customized test prep for the SAT.

Test Optional Colleges/Universities

Over 900 colleges and universities across the country have created an admissions pathway for students that does not require submitting any standardized tests.