CSU - CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
About the CSU's
The CSU system is made up of 23 campuses across the state of California. The California State University educates 485,550 students every year. The CSU has one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States.
CSU Applications: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply
Application Dates: October 1st through November 30th for FALL
Cal State Apply Freshmen Overview: https://youtu.be/BS8ruoDPkCgExam Requirement: CSU will no longer use SAT and ACT scores in admissions. More info here: https://www.calstate.edu/csu-system/news/Pages/Explained-Admissions-Without-the-SAT-or-ACT.aspxCSU Fee Waiver info: https://www.calstate.edu/apply/paying-for-college/pages/fee-waiver.aspx
University of California - UC
About the UC's
UC’s ten campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco (post-grad only), Santa Cruz, and Santa Barbara provide exciting environments that foster world-class educational and research opportunities and generate a wide range of benefits and services that touch the lives of Californians every day.
UC Applications: https://apply.universityofcalifornia.edu/my-application/login
Application Dates: November 1st through November 30th for Fall
UC Application Tutorial Step 1: Overview: https://youtu.be/oVf9r72D_zw
Exam Requirement: UC will not consider SAT or ACT test scores when making admissions decisions or awarding scholarships. For more information click here: https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/admission-requirements/freshman-requirements/exam-requirement/
UC Fee Waiver: https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply-now.html
Private & Out of State Colleges
About the Private & Out of State Colleges
Most colleges now prefer (or require) students to apply electronically. Many of these colleges use either the Common Application or Universal College Application. Check to see if a college accepts one of these applications before completing the university-specific application. Always ensure you complete these applications having first registered them on Xello.You are able to apply to multiple colleges at once - instead of creating an individual application to each college - with the Common and Universal College Application forms. Note: More information on these applications and links to websites offering assistance are included in a separate section on this webpage.Application Requirements & Notes: Most require ACT or SAT (some colleges do not). Many require SAT subject tests. Make sure you know if a university requires a "supplement," which is generally listed on the application's website.
Common Application: https://www.commonapp.org/
Common App goes live: August 1st
Early decision deadline: Typically Nov 1st
Regular decision deadline: Typically January 1st
Common App Fee Waiver Info: https://www.commonapp.org/static/649f534d2a18c694aed922fba3180344/UnderstandingApplicationFeesAndFeeWaivers.pdf