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By Marjani Chidinma, CSU Los Angeles.  University of California  California State University’s  Differences  Admissions  How to Apply  Tips.

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1 By Marjani Chidinma, CSU Los Angeles

2  University of California  California State University’s  Differences  Admissions  How to Apply  Tips

3  1. Popularity  2. Athletic teams  3. Location  4. Student trends

4  4 years of English  3 years of Math (4 recommended)  2 years of U.S. History / Social Science  2 years of Science (3 recommended)  2 years of Foreign Language (3 recommended)  1 year of Visual Performing Arts  1 year of a College Preparatory Elective

5 UC FACTS  10 campuses – only 9 open for undergraduates  Target upper 12% of high school students  Minimum GPA is 3.0  Application criteria is based upon:  A-G Courses and GPA  SAT Reasoning or ACT with Writing  SAT Subject Tests  Extracurricular Activities and Involvement  Personal Statement

6   Fall filing period is November 1–30  The University strongly encourages applicants to use the online application  Students must inform each campus of any changes to information reported on application  Students must respond to all inquiries for information from each campus

7 CSU CAMPUSES' Each Campus is unique (separately accredited) CSU campuses have distinct student populations and programs  “Learn by doing”  Applied and Practical

8   Application Fee of $55.00/Fee Waiver  Applications are accepted from October 1st to November 30 th

9  Majority of 4 year colleges require SAT or ACT for admission PSAT – Pre Scholastic Aptitude Test provides practice before SAT (test at high school in fall of 10 th or 11 th grade) PLAN – Provides practice before American College Test ACT (test at high school in 10 th grade) SAT – CSU, UC, & Private College admission test for reading, writing, & math skills (test in 11 th and/or 12 th grade) SAT Subject Tests – UC & Private College admission subject tests and varies by college (test after course is completed) ACT – CSU, UC, & Private College admission test for English, reading, writing, math, & science skills (test in 11 th and/or 12 th grade)

10  MAINTAIN GOOD GRADES THROUGHOUT YOUR SENIOR YEAR  Most acceptance letters are provisional, meaning that your admission status can be affected by your senior year  Communicate with your counselors and your campus (es) admission department  TOUR THE CAMPUSES YOUR ARE INTERESTED IN.  Begin compiling a list of possible scholarships.  Attend college fairs and parent nights.  Make contact with university representatives.  Do not limit your choices.  Take the SAT’s/ACT early.  Always meet the given deadlines.  Get familiar with college prep and campus websites

11 Marjani Chidinma Outreach and Recruitment Services Cal State Los Angeles (323) Web:


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