If you are planning on going to college, it is important to know and fulfill all high school graduation requirements. You will also want to know specific requirements for the colleges and/or universities you are applying to. Be sure to visit the website of the college you plan to attend for this information.
When evaluating students for admission, colleges may review the following information:
- Grades earned during all four years of high school
- The level of difficulty of high school courses
- Rank in class
- Scores on national tests (SAT I, SAT II, or ACT)
- Written recommendations by teachers and guidance counselors
- Participation in outside activities such as sports, student government, music, drama, community service, and part-time jobs
- Special talents like music, art, and sports
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Community colleges, sometimes called junior colleges, are two-year schools that provide affordable postsecondary education as a pathway to a four-year degree.They offer a distinct learning environment, and are recognized for smaller class sizes, more individualized attention and a supportive atmosphere. Community colleges also offer the following:
- A Pathway to a Four-Year Degree – Because community colleges are accredited, students can easily transfer between a community college and a four-year college or university.
- Affordability – Attending a community college can save students and families thousands of dollars. The average cost of attending public community college is $2,713 per year comparented to the average $7,605 per year cost of attending a public four-year college or university.
- Vocational Training – New businesses, such as emerging green technologies, will require workers trained in new ways. Many community colleges provide technical or vocational training for international students.
- Partnership with Industry – To ensure students have adequate preparation for jobs that require higher education or workforce training, community college officials are working with employers to develop flexible, affordable and relevant training programs that meet business and regional economic needs.
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California State University (CSU)
The CSU system is made up of 23 campuses across the state of California. The CSU plays a critical role in providing future leaders with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to thrive in the workforce and help drive California’s economy. With more than 132,000 annual graduates, the CSU is the state’s greatest producer of bachelor’s degrees and drives California’s economy in agriculture, information technology, business, hospitality, life sciences, healthcare, public administration, education, media, and entertainment.
University of California (UC)
The University of California currently has 9 campuses that enroll undergraduate students, including top-ranked institutions like UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC San Diego. Compared to CSU schools, UC schools can be more expensive and generally report lower acceptance rates.
Learn about UC Campuses, Degrees, and more.
Learn how to apply for University of California Schools.
Access University of California's Admissions and Financial Aid YouTube playlist.
Private and Out of State Schools
Applying for out of state and private colleges will vary based on the individual school's admission process. We reccomened checking your prospective school's website or contacting their office of admissions for specific information.