UC/CSU Colleges

University of California:

The University of California is a part of California’s three-tier public higher education system, which also includes the California State University system and the California Community College System. The UC system has 10 campuses. Today, the UC system includes more than 233,000 students and more than 190,000 faculty and staff, with more than 1.7 million alumni living and working around the world. You can explore the University of California system’s website at:

California State University:

The California State University system is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. With 23 campuses, almost 447,000 students, and 45,000 faculty and staff, the CSU system is one of the largest, most diverse, and affordable university systems in the country. You can explore the California State University system at:

Private Schools

The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities helps students, families, counselors, member institutions, and policy makers research and understand private, nonprofit higher education in California. Search a database of affiliated schools and colleges within the AICCU network. Available at: https://www.aiccu.edu/

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UC- Did you know there are 10 University of California’s

Please visit the following links to explore the many universities within the UC: University of California 

  • UC Berkley (UCB)
  • UC Davis (UCD)
  • UC Irvine
  • UC Los Angeles (UCLA)        
  • UC Merced
  • UC Riverside
  • UC San Diego
  • UC San Francisco
  • UC Santa Barbara (UCSB)
  • UC Santa Cruz

CSU- Did you know there are 23 California State Universities

Please visit the following links to explore the many universities within the CSU: California State University 
  • CSU Bakersfield
  • CSU Channel Island
  • CSU Chico
  • CSU Dominguez Hills                      
  • Cal State East Bay
  • CSU Fresno
  • Cal State Fullerton
  • Cal State Long Beach
  • Cal State L.ACal Maritime
  • CSU Monterey Bay
  • Cal State Northridge
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • CSU Sacramento
  • Cal State San Bernardino
  • CSU San Diego
  • CSU San Francisco
  • CSU San Jose
  • CSU Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • CSU San Marcos
  • CSU Sonoma
  • Cal State Stanislaus
  • CSU Humboldt 

Applying to a CSU

The California State University System has developed a new system for students applying to any of the CSU's. This site contains information about each of the different campuses and the programs they offer. This is where all students will apply to any CSU.
Cal State Apply Website https://www2.calstate.edu/apply
California State University Chico Admissions Office http://www.csuchico.edu/admissions/

Applying to a UC

Help with the Personal Insight Responses on the application: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/personal-questions/index.html
9 Part UC Application Webinar Series by UC Santa Barbara:

Explore Majors:

This site helps you explore majors offered at UC and CSU campuses. It provides several paths you can take to learn about specific majors, requirements for majors, major preparation at community colleges, and transferring courses to the University of California or California State University. http://www2.assist.org/exploring-majors/Welcome.do
College Board
Create a step by step Roadmap for College. This site has checklists, videos, links to other sites and various information to help research different college options and how to get there.
UC Davis Orientation Videos
This site contains orientation videos for students and parents planning to attend UC Davis.
Indigenous College Planning Guidebook
This guidebook is created by College Board and is a free resource created for Native high school students by a team of Native college students. This physical guide is the first of its kind and fuses college planning best practices with narratives from Native college students to encourage a college going culture. Approximately 15,000 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students in the class of 2020 will receive a printed copy of the first edition of the guidebook in the mail in April 2019. Students who receive the guidebook will be invited to provide feedback to help improve the resource.

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UC APPLICATION LINK: Application opens October 1 but you cannot submit until November 1st-November 30th
CSU APPLICATION LINK: Application opens for submission October 1st-November 30th
UC/CSU TIP Sheet on how to add College Courses to your UC/CSU Application:
Dual Enrollment
Concurrent Enrollment
Required Tests
Class of 2021 is exempt
PSAT- This is a practice test to begin preparing students for
            The SAT and ACT.  (10th grade and fall of 11th Grade)
CSU – Sat Reasoning or ACT (no writing req.) (Spring of 11th Grade)
            EPT and ELM –Unless waived with CST’s
UC – SAT reasoning or ACT with Writing (Spring of 11th Grade)
          SAT Subject test (math level 2 not level 1)
                   Not required but recommended
SAT’S & ACT’s must be completed by November of your senior year.