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1 By Marjani Chidinma, CSU Los Angeles
CSU’s vs. UC’S By Marjani Chidinma, CSU Los Angeles

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

3 How NOT to pick a college.
1. Popularity 2. Athletic teams 3. Location 4. Student trends

4 College Preparatory Pattern
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 University of California
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 Applying to UC’s
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 23 Outstanding Campuses of CSU’s
CSU Campuses' • Each Campus is unique (separately accredited) • CSU campuses have distinct student populations and programs “Learn by doing” Applied and Practical

8 Applying to CSU’s
Application Fee of $55.00/Fee Waiver Applications are accepted from October 1st to November 30th

9 What About College Admission Tests?
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 10th or 11th grade) PLAN – Provides practice before American College Test ACT (test at high school in 10th grade) SAT – CSU, UC, & Private College admission test for reading, writing, & math skills (test in 11th and/or 12th 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 11th and/or 12th grade)

10 Important Tips Begin compiling a list of possible scholarships.
Tour the campuses your are interested in. Maintain good grades throughout your senior year Most acceptance letters are provisional, meaning that your admission status can be affected by your senior year 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 Communicate with your counselors and your campus (es) admission department

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

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